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Foxconn CEO says the iPhone 5 will be better than the Galaxy S III, sets goal to defeat Samsung

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Foxconn CEO says the iPhone 5 will be better than the Galaxy S III, sets goal to defeat Samsung
In a pep talk in front of shareholders, Foxconn's flamboyant CEO Terry Gou revealed an intent to overtake Samsung in every electronics-manufacturing way imaginable within 5 years. While a 5-year plan reeks of communism, Hon Hai Precision, whose manufacturing arm Foxconn is, recently bought stake in a Sharp LCD screens plant, and it is precisely this partnership it hopes will give it an edge over Samsung's technology.

Terry Gou went so far as to say that Sharp is three years ahead of Samsung in its 10th generation screen plant, perhaps focusing on the IGZO technology that the Japanese have developed, and which is making debut in the Resolutionary display of the new iPad. Moreover, he fleetingly mentioned that people should wait for the iPhone 5, as it will put the Galaxy S III to shame.

The whole tirade about the war on Samsung went on when the CEO was announcing the partnership with Sharp as a done deal. "Snitches get stitches" is apparently the driving force behind this animosity towards Samsung, as the Koreans played the role of "tainted witness", exempt from an European Commission investigation into LCD price fixing. 

According to Terry Gou Samsung is "a company that has a track record of snitching on its competitors". His capitalistic heart was apparently too broken to have anything to do with them, so he turned over to Sharp: "I respect the Japanese and especially like their execution and communication styles. Unlike the Koreans, they will not hit you from behind."

The LCD price-fixing scandal brought on 434 million Euros fine to four Taiwanese display companies, among which was Chimei Innolux, which Foxconn acquired, and which might explain the grudge its CEO holds against Samsung. Under the new partnership with Sharp, Hon Hai will set up a TV assembly plant on its own turf, and rumors are that it will be dedicated to making that top-secret Apple TV set project - again putting it on a collision course with the world's largest TV maker, Samsung.

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posted on 21 Jun 2012, 04:11 43

1. marcustan (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 May 2012)


over confident ??? this is sux

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 05:12 42

27. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Actually it's just a slip of tongue, he means iPhone 5 will put Galaxy s2 to shame next year they will take on S3.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 06:40 42

42. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Galaxy S2? Bro, iOS 6 is not even better than Android 2.2 Froyo.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:37 15

53. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Hahaha! Your so right :DD

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 06:22 10

37. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


it is so stupid, apple had to buy lcd from samsung because LG and Sharp had manufacturing problemy in 10 gen fab, so who can produce more highest quality LCD now.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:38 7

54. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Actually Apple's suppliers for LCD's are Samsung, but since the GS3 is about to wipe this iPhone hype, iPhone is starting to revenge and partner w/ a new LCD company.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 10:06 4

68. Atlas (Posts: 158; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


And those company's are suppose to be Sony and LG

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 09:25 21

65. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


He should be more concerned with making working conditions BETTER for his employees and prevent further suicides

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 10:04 7

67. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


The best comment so far..

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 14:20 1

100. ryq24 (Posts: 738; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


did you know koreans beat their workers until now. they can do that in korea coz its acceptable there. but they are also doing it in factories in other countries. recently, videos surface showing korean supervisor beating up a worker in the philippines. i'm just saying.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 23:03

118. xoatomxo (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 Apr 2011)


add link.i want proof

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 09:41 8

66. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


LOL!!! Sounds like a Kung Fu movie from the 70s...

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 10:32 6

76. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Waaattaaaa...yaaaa...yachaww!

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 01:35

119. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


only time will tell wheter the iphone 5 Sucks

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 04:13 38

2. StrumerJohn (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 May 2011)


Oh yeah and the next Nexus will be better than the iPhone 5! Really? No s**t Mr CEO, obviously a phone coming out after another that's a flagship will be better then it's competitors.
And more than likely because it's an iPhone, it won't be. iOS6 already shows what it will be running on, the only thing that could change is hardware or they'd be fragmenting iOS.So unless they decide to go Open Source, ditch the 10 billion lawyers they stockade up on to sue competitors, and do a trillion other things; The iPhone will never be better than an Android.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 04:20 23

7. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


HTC sensation came out later than galaxy s2 but people still say s2 better

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 04:32 20

14. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Few things are not easy to overtake..

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 05:02 10

23. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


took a while before the 4s came out. they said it would crush the s2 but it went as far as equalling it after the long wait.

seriously?

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:30 4

51. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


yeah.
beats audio,qhd and metal body cant beat the best design of the s deries,s amoled +,and exynos.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 04:39 12

16. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


U WISH. IN UR DREAMS. IT IS .......

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 04:41 8

18. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


strumerjohn not refering to u, but to ceo.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 08:17 1

58. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


and they literally forgot the ace card that samsung still has in it's hand : New galaxy note

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 17:27

110. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Man u sound sooooo convincing lol. The iPhone will b better to anyone who prefers it over android. It obvious u prefer android. The iPhone will never be better than an android, man shutup and get laid, or something.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 04:14 25

3. GENARAL-LEVY (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


What a joke!

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 04:14 26

4. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


I can't help but laugh at this. Samsung has been and always will be BETTER THAN APPLE. Matter of so is HTC for that matter...

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 04:16 32

5. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Last I checked the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, and upcoming Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 as well as the November Galaxy Nexus all s**ts on Apple.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 07:40 6

55. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Haha, I love this statement I agree w/ you 100% ;D

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 04:19 31

6. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


we have already seen iOS 6, thats enough to know dis man is pathetic ! :P

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 04:20 14

8. Jericho (unregistered)


Jealoused FAG!

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 04:22 9

9. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Terry gou are me and my father's idol and role model

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