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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: 2115; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Quite obvious.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 17:38 14

22. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; 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, 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 14 Sep 2014, 03:10 2

205. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; 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 !

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 03:29 16

206. techperson211 (Posts: 1230; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


The irony. Fact is apple will not admit that they copy they innovate that was they always say. Innovation thru copying or just changing the name of a specific feature that is already available to other tech devices.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 12:16 3

277. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


of course apple won't admit they just wait till it gets popular then PATENT COPY THEN SUE. that's how the mobile tech world goes around them.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 08:48 2

247. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


64 likes? unbelievable........!!!

we agree.......that's why

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 23:56 2

149. darkkjedii (Posts: 21367; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Excellent post AJ

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 05:47 1

221. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


samsung has the upperhand because they are calling out the COPYING OF THE ACT OF COPYING. apple is copying samsung's copying strategy.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 14:18 1

344. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


That is an awesome post. Mine if I save and use - EVERYWHERE!!!???

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 07:52 1

351. VHMP01 (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


Of course you can use it! That is something that can be copied as many times as anyone wants without trouble! I try to keep it updated because if I find any more copied things from the fruit y write them down. My top are the copied name 'Apple' and the fruit, the 'Apple' itself! Plus all the other ones.

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, 19:36 30

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


iBS
Note One is still great and beautiful.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 20:32 5

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


@shamashu9 Truly ugly

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 09:32 1

248. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Subjective, but what does it have to do with the subject of Apple following the Note? Unless you mean the iPhone 6 is so ugly because they're copying the ugliness of the Note 1.

posted on 15 Sep 2014, 19:19 1

343. VHMP01 (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


When Apple Watch, iPhone "1", Original iPod, Flower Power / Cows / and trasnparent iMac, MessagePad, Twentieth Anniversary Mac, Power Mac G4 Cube, Skankphone were launched... they were specially Apple UGLY!

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 16:21 2

346. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


When the first iPhone was launched in 2007, it was quite ugly. It has remained that way since.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 18:23 27

41. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; 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, 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, 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 14 Sep 2014, 09:34 3

249. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Apple created neither the app nor the app store concept. I had both using WinMo back in the early 2000s.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 14:30

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


i didn't say they did, if you read my comment

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 08:01 2

352. VHMP01 (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


Apple store is also a ripoff from Ubuntu Software Center!

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, 23:03 6

134. hurrycanger (Posts: 1563; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Transparent widget? WP? What? lol

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 23:53 1

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


Tiles are essentially uniform widgets...

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 00:53 6

176. hurrycanger (Posts: 1563; 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: 1563; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


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

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, 11:41

273. hurrycanger (Posts: 1563; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Yup, maybe the next major WP update some tiles can be interact-able (if it's not a word, put a hyphen in and you're good, xD). Yeah, a music tile like that would be cool.
As for transparency on Android, yes I've seen them on official widgets. But still, like I said, most don't go like 95% transparent, nor do they get totally clear like the widgets on the Note 4. Maybe I should say... they are just partially transparent.

I know one official clear transparent widget though: The clock widget, lol.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 05:32 1

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


Windows Phone’s interface is very unique Windows Phone 8 lets you personalize the interface with the colors you like. Your background can be either black or white ortransparent and you can pick the color of your tiles from a over 20 shades of color, something Blinkfeed imitates. Changing these settings dramatically alters the way Windows Phone 8 looks and lets you create a unique interface matching your own style.

Another great element is the consistency on the homescreen: even though tiles can be resized, their shapes remain the same and the grid on which they’re placed adds to the uniformity. Windows Phone homecreen looks neat and well organized, unlike Android’s inconsistent and diverse widgets. Also, because shortcuts are displayed exactly the same way as Live Tiles on Windows Phone they integrate perfectly with each other and don’t disrupt the general look and feel of the Start Screen.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 05:35 1

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


Widgets existed on Windows mobile and Windows Vista before they did on Android.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 00:44 9

174. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3108; 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, 04:04 4

210. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


apple tried to pull the leg of samsung out of insecurity with law suits but failed miserably, instead they start embrassing and imitating samsung and android... Apple should have enough class to say thank you to samsung for pushing them for innovation, otherwise apple might stick to 3.5inch with 256mb ram and single core processor.... though iphone is still overly priced midrange phone but if apple will keep taking ideas from samsung then in few years iphone will surely become a high end phone.... all thanks to samsung, ifans should also thanks to samsung otherwise they might keep getting either 256mb or 512mb of ram(still its only 1gb) and they will never be able to enjoy 4.7inch and 5.5inch screen... I hope ifans will not be butthurts and give the credit when the credit is due

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 12:44

282. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


No, samsung thanks to Apple because they introduce the first smartphone with all screen is touch.

1GB RAM is a little faster than the 3GB RAM. So, don't be a fool to yourself.

Dual-Core is a little faster than Quad and Octa-Core in so many ways. So, don't be a fool to yourself again.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 13:45 6

291. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


bro are you really insane or just a guy with less cognitive level? 1gb is little faster than 3gb? from which garbage source you are getting the information? you are saying me a fool while you are totally crazy with what you said... you are really proving my long standing opinion that imesmerized ifans really need to be educated! FULL STOP

posted on 15 Sep 2014, 00:06

330. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Do I need to give a source? I'm sure you watch maybe times in Youtube those comparison. Don't give me a sh*t or ignorant if you don't watch those comparison for iPhone 5s vs. galaxy s5 to note 3, to nexus 5, htc opne M7 or M8.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 08:08 1

353. VHMP01 (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


Wow you are Laughable! Falling into silliness! Or worse!

posted on 15 Sep 2014, 05:30 2

335. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Hi BOT!
Yup bots from a company that mastered the art of lifting other ideas and calling it their own can never agree to anything that's against the company that programmed the bot :)

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, 20:19

77. bigdawg23 (Posts: 449; 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 14 Sep 2014, 04:09 6

211. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


come on dude, apple has copied the idea not the button or Led... think deeply and understand deeply instead of keep floatting on the top of water

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 08:20 1

354. VHMP01 (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


iPhone 6 (copied name from Lynksys' iPhone) has the screen to size ratio of a Galaxy S4 MINI, you know a low range! iPhone 6 is ridiculous design for today’s standards, their problem is such a waste of screen because of that silly circular Home Button!

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 09:38 1

250. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The iPhone 6+ looks much more like a Note 3 than the Galaxy S3 looks like an iPhone, yet that doesn't stop anyone from calling the GS3 a copycat device.

Actually, the iPhone 6 looks more like an HTC One Max, the device they definitely took inspiration from.

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 14 Sep 2014, 01:25 2

182. Iodine (Posts: 1336; 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, 02:28 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, 03:35

207. iushnt (Posts: 1709; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


iCloud leak was a result of compromised details by the users. even if those celebrities would have used Google drive or dropbox, it would have still been hacked..because, they were careless enough to let others know their login credentials.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 04:13 5

212. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


ok, what about alleged cooperation with NSA and what about that claim of NSA in which they claimed iphone is the most easiet device to penetrate in? almost all media and tech websites are with apple for strange reason otherwise you guys will not be imesmerized izombies

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 12:21 2

279. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Everything is hackable I betcha in first few months we will have stolen iPhone 6 and every one's credit card will BE AT RISK.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 12:59

284. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Keep in mind. iCloud is nothing to do with your credit card or bank information.

Think this way. If your the man who discovered the iCloud password with those celebrities and you see they have lots of money into there credit card or bank account. Which will you be interested to get? Money or Naked picture.

I used iCloud and I think only this following are specific can be Back Up to your iClouds:
Emails
Contacts
Calendars
Notes
Reminders
Safari
KeyChain
Photos
Documents and Data (Not specific what kind of documents and data)
Find My Phone.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 10:58 4

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


"Actually Apple plans to sell just as much 6+'s as samsung wants note 4's and that their first gen of phablets"
Actually only already iPhone users will upgrade to iPhone 6+. Apple have no chance to create new customer base. iPhone 6+ will cannibalise the iPhone 6 (4.7") sale only. And I wouldn't be surprised if iPhone 6+ sell more than iPhone 6 , no matter of the size(even 8mm bigger than Note 3, 5.7"). Because for some stupid reason Apple made iPhone6 low-end compare with iPhone6+, but the zombies buy phones only TO BRAG WITH THE BEST of the brand.
Forget this fairytale that there are many former iPhone users that changed to Note 3, that would go back to Apple.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 13:06

285. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


We buy the iPhone because we don't like plastic phone and soon or later they will abondance the OS.

Aside from that, we don't like TouchWiz. That's what iDroid fans complain to android os.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 12:19 5

278. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


That's NOT INNOVATIVE. Motorola uses the FINGER SENSOR on the Atrix 4G a phone I use a lot before Apple bought the company. NFC was only three four years ago when Google try expand the mobile payment system. how can u say it's innovation when the technology already exisit? Apple only made it popular. The two things Apple only innovated is the Application/Music Store and the tablet PC that's it. There's NOTHING INNOVATIVE about Apple.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 12:26 4

280. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


And why would i use my phone to pay my bills or buy a item? I'd rather use my computer when buying items or use my card or cash to pay/buy things. NO mobile phones DOESN'T have A SAFE SECURITY everything is hackable as I say.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 13:13

288. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


You will realize that you made a big mistake.

Soon or later samsung will adopt what Apple do for Apple Pay. Yes, samsung has NFC 3 years ago but just only a gimmicks into the phone but they never pursue what NFC can do. Apple they know what really NFC is and they will make it better and better even they are not the first smartphone introduce the NFC in mobile phone. Maybe soon they called samsung pay or google pay too, because they already have google play, tsk tsk!

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 14:03 4

295. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


ever heard the name of google wallet? no you didnt right?
just start running your mouth without having any insight is fairly an easy job, right?

posted on 15 Sep 2014, 00:14

331. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


I have google wallet and still have $20 in my account since 2012. Do you want to used because I don't need it

I though the google wallet can send or transfer money and buying apps, music, video in google play.

But for paying in the starbucks, to shooping using NFC, never heard about it.

posted on 14 Sep 2014, 16:41 4

305. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


You do realize you're one poorly brainwash fanboy.

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