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Samsung claims Apple's iPhone 6 Plus imitates the Galaxy Note series

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Samsung claims Apple's iPhone 6 Plus imitates the Galaxy Note series
Samsung’s anti-Apple media campaign continues today with a new video that talks about the Galaxy Note series... and how Apple allegedly imitates it with the new, 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.

The video takes us back to 2011, when the original Galaxy Note was released, and many saw it as being too large (obviously because of its 5.3-inch display - which was, indeed, very large for that time). In particular, Samsung quotes an article from The Wall Street Journal which mentioned that, when using the Galaxy Note, you may have looked “like you’re talking into a piece of toast.” Funny as that may be, now almost everyone seems to be talking into pieces of toast - as the current average smartphone screen size is close to 5 inches.

Now, as Samsung puts it, competitors aren’t dismissing the Note series anymore - they imitate it instead. Samsung goes on to present quotes that talk about how the iPhone 6 Plus may be just a Galaxy Note wannabe. Ultimately, Samsung’s latest video lets us know that the Galaxy Note 4 is “here” and it's "more than big."  

Although it’s here in the way that it’s been officially announced, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can’t be purchased yet, as its launch is scheduled for the first half of October. At the same time, Apple is already taking pre-orders for the iPhone 6 Plus, and will release it on September 19.

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posted on 13 Sep 2014, 17:12 79

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2184; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Quite obvious.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 17:38 14

22. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16230; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

When I saw that title, my first reaction was pot kettle black.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 17:45 53

24. AstronautJones (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)

Exactly the point. Apple bashes Samsung for copying and then they go and "imitate" themselves.

Neither are faultless. Just buy the phone that works best for you.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 17:57

30. shamashu9 (Posts: 142; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)

Every year is the release of Note.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 17:58 11

31. shamashu9 (Posts: 142; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)

"When Galaxy Note was launched in 2011,.... it was ugly.."

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 18:23 27

41. JMartin22 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

This is obviously an egregious admission that they (Apple) were wrong about what they thought demographics wanted. Certainly out of touch. What's Samsung's hypocrisy that you're pointing out, the fact that they used rectangular edges in the design ethos of their phone in the early days of the Galaxy S series?

The former sitting there making up excuses that the tech wasn't "ready" and had to be "perfected" is laughable at best, pathetic at worst.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 19:36 30

63. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

Note One is still great and beautiful.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 20:08 86

75. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

Samsung have all the rights to mock at the menial tech media and the apple's propaganda,
I still remember one old fa..t from "respectable media", reviewing first Note , how he took out the S-pen first and throw it away. How all the tech media mocked at the size of Note(smaller than iPhone 6+) And how reviewing Note 3 never mention one-hand GREAT function. But this "one-hand" joke on iPhone6+ , was first thing to mention now. Like a magic. And how iPhone 6+ is pocketable now, (even 8mm bigger than Note 3 and heavier)
All the tech media (PA too) must first apologise to the ppl. But they will NEVER do it. Because all of them are iguys. No one can have job there if he's not loyal to Apple. Period.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 20:19

77. bigdawg23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 25 May 2011)

It looks like a blown up 3GS. They only claim Note because of screen size. I own a Note 3 and ordered a 6+ 128GB. I don't think it looks like my Nothe 1,2 or 3. Home button is different plus no LED's on the front either.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 20:26 3

80. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

Apple had that coming, companies copy each other, it only becomes a problem when you don't give credit where its due and you even go as far as bashing those you copied. Even Note 4 itself took features for eg from WP with dynamic lockscreen, transparent widgets etc.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 20:32 5

82. WilliamC937 (Posts: 17; Member since: 07 Sep 2013)

@shamashu9 Truly ugly

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 20:35 17

83. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

And so TRUE. Claiming we DON'T NEED BIG PHONES. Yet Samsung is the KING OF PHABLETS. Now Apple copies with it's large IPOD TOUCH with 2011 features of NFC

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 20:38 5

85. androtaku (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)

fortunately apple didn't copy their lag features
the look remotely looks alike,but samsung can say anything,but try sue apple and see what happen

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 21:36 13

99. Doakie (Posts: 2170; Member since: 06 May 2009)

A Note 3 won't lag unless it has 100+ apps on it. I know because I had a Note 3 for 11 months and the only way I was able to make it lag was by putting 110 apps on it.....

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 22:19 3

117. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

i don't think it is that simple. this whole smartphone space has been developing for a while. at the time everyone thought the note series was awkwardly large (i still think it is, same with the 6+)
people's interest changes and develops over time
sort of like how for a while when feature phones were still everything there was a thing for almost non-functionally small phones, like the samsung juke

and this isn't even getting into how apple essentially created the whole app thing (not necessarily through their innovation, just in being at the right place at the right time with an easy to use app store). the itunes app store has been at the center of the smartphone boom and as such, what was being created and conceived of for smartphones has in large part centered around the iphone. much of the development in the smartphone space has not been based around screen size, but much more about what is going on on the screen.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 22:28

125. sukampret (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

i hate this kind of hipocrisy. samsung obviously the bad player in this industry. copying ip4 with their galaxy ace, patent violation to microsoft and nvidia, etc. yet people defend samsung because of their hate toward apple (overpricing) and microsoft. man that is very lame. and please don't judge me as a apple or microsoft fanboy. i hate iphone pricing aswell, but you just can't deny what is obvious. samsung copying ip4 in g-ace, period.
and now they, samsung, talk about copying, imitating. the two of them very2 different. thats obvious. it's very clear. if you talk about big screen is copying, then other manufacturer is copying samsung. nokia, sony, huawei, lg, etc. they all copy samsung. they just follow the leader. yes, samsung is now the leader in this industry. no one can deny that. if you follow that logic, then every manufacturer copy whoever build the first phone, smartphone, car, or other kind.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 23:03 6

134. hurrycanger (Posts: 1605; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

Transparent widget? WP? What? lol

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 23:35 3

139. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

I love the commercial can't wait until Sunday for the usa people to see it.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 23:43 4

140. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

personally I think Samsung need to make an ad showing iPhone 6 next to the note 4 and have captions Thanks for copying and its the best firm of flattery also have a sign on the Apple phone scene app phone and then over note for scene professional phone we all know the Apple phone is only for apps and that is all however the note with the pen can do so much that the Apple phone will never be able to do without a pen

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 23:45 8

141. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

Samsung has more class than Apple so I don't think they're going to sue them Apple is the only company that will sue another company for having the same color phone as there's

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 23:50 5

144. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

get your facts right Samsung is not the one that supposed to be getting sued over nividia that is quilcomm. Samsung put the chips together for them but it is up to the company that is licensing them

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 23:53 1

146. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)

Tiles are essentially uniform widgets...

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 23:56 2

149. darkkjedii (Posts: 23406; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Excellent post AJ

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 00:44 9

174. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3114; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Look at all the whiney Apple fanboys. You sure loved to come on these articles when it was Apple claiming Samsung Galaxy S, S2, S3, S4, etc were all copy cats. But oh, Samsung decides to be witty and claim that the iPhone 6+ is a copy cat and you all get so butt hurt about it.

Remember how many times Steve Jobs and Apple claimed that the original iPhone at 3.5 inches was the perfect size and anything larger would not be successful. Even Apple themselves couldn't resist and jumped right on the band wagon. Which Samsung obviously did first with the original Note.

Thank Samsung for putting on the pressure and finally giving you trolls an iPhone with a larger screen.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 00:53 6

176. hurrycanger (Posts: 1605; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

well, if you insist.
They can't compare to the widgets on Android. Dont' get me wrong, tile are cool there own way, especially since WP 8.1 with "transparency" (I do like the look of WP8.1 home screen with background photos), but they just don't do much, yet, to be considered widgets. Maybe the next major WP update?

And transparency has been there on Android widgets for a long time. On most widgets, transparency weren't as extreme as what on the Note 4 (or some other 3rd party widgets I've seen), but it has been around.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 01:13 1

179. hurrycanger (Posts: 1605; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

urg, can't believe I put "there" there in place of "their".

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 01:25 2

182. Iodine (Posts: 1372; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)

Samsung galaxy note has very small volume compared to Apple iPhone.
Actually Apple plans to sell just as much 6+'s as samsung wants note 4's and that their first gen of phablets. Basically phablets weren't massively popular until now, when suddenly everybody could have a great + experience.

And btw could you use your fingerprint to pay securely and fast in 220 000 locations in America in 2011 ? No. So please look ahead, no one did such things with NFC before even when they got a 5 year headstart compared to Apple. That's innovation. Apple knows what to do with technology.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 02:25 1

198. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)

True. Widgets are potentially interactable (is that a word?), which is yet to be seen for tiles - fingers crossed for at least the music tile. It's mainly the idea of transparent icons on the screen. Has transparency been "official" for Android, or merely a custom product by third party devs?

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 02:28 8

201. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)

So, your trust in Apple security is intact, even with recent iCloud leaks in mind? Intact enough to trust them with access to your bank account?!? Good luck with that, no irony!

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 03:10 2

205. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1224; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

no these ads are a sign of weakness
apple does them for mac os vs windows (or did them)
Microsoft does them for surface 3
and Samsung does them for iPhone !

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