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Samsung offers a blueprint for the Apple iPhone 7 in latest jab at its rival

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Samsung offers a blueprint for the Apple iPhone 7 in latest jab at its rival
Thanks to our loyal reader Alex, we have a copy of a local newspaper ad that Samsung ran for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. On the top of the ad is a "blueprint" for the Galaxy Note 4. On the bottom, the copy reads, "Dear Apple. Here's a headstart for the iPhone 7." Samsung has been feeling the heat ever since the Apple iPhone 6 Plus was released on September 19th. The manufacturer decided to move up the launch of its new high-end phablet in order to counter Apple's first phablet-sized iPhone.

We've seen Samsung take on Apple in the past with commercials that made fun of those who wait in line for the latest iPhone. Now, the #Bendgate issue has handed Samsung a whole new subject matter it can use. Back in 2010, when Antennagate plagued the Apple iPhone 4, it was Motorola that took the opportunity to hit Apple where it hurt.

With the Motorola DROID X soon to be released, the manufacturer ran an ad that made fun of a comment made by Steve Jobs. Jobs told Apple iPhone 4 owners that they were holding the phone wrong, causing an abrupt drop in signal strength. In Motorola's ad, the company mentioned the phone's dual antenna system that "allows you to hold the phone anyway you like."

You can check out the new newspaper ad from Samsung along with that classic Motorola ad, by clicking on the slideshow below.


Thanks for the tip, Alex!

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posted on 27 Sep 2014, 21:37 11

1. ThePython (Posts: 887; Member since: 08 May 2013)


I wonder why they never take a shot at Apple's profits.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 21:44 52

2. wilsong17 (unregistered)


U mean the profit they get from dumb sh33p?

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 21:45 2

3. AlikMalix (Posts: 5843; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


What did you call me?

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:06 28

9. sarb009 (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


An animal that is quadrupedal, ruminant mammal typically kept as livestock.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 21:51 4

5. ThePython (Posts: 887; Member since: 08 May 2013)


>uses that term to describe people with different opinions

@ k then.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:28 11

19. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Funny that you people always poke at ish33p but never talk about the sh33p who buy Samsung phones.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 01:45 2

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


Oh yeah!

Wilsong17 is iSh33p, iDroid, iShame, iTroll, iTouchWizLag.

Lmao, iDroid.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 09:46 6

62. na7noo7 (Posts: 278; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


It makes me laugh when Apple fanboys call Android fanboys iDroids.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 22:42 1

81. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Can't they like, ban you, or something? Having to see your dribble in the comment section is killing our brains.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 02:12 10

42. Kakarotto (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Because they are not sh33ps. They are wise humans.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 02:20 2

43. Sreddy (unregistered)


a wise human will not own a phone..its not whats needed to be alive

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 19:53

79. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Right wise just because their galaxy device is superior in specs but has sh*t software. They are no smarter than ish33p and that's the truth.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 08:01 8

53. geordie8t1 (unregistered)


because for the most part, people who buy android and samsung or any device apart from apple, generally will NOT queue outside a shop for 7 days to buy a piece of yearly updated technology lol..... its a PHONE and a weak one as well! lol, so yeah they are sh33p

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 11:10

66. MasterSyrron (Posts: 59; Member since: 08 Dec 2012)


*blinks innocently* Say what now? Why does this guy keep following me around with a pair of shears?

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 13:20

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


Because we aren't (s)heep.
Here is why we aren't (s)heep. We don't make purchases based on what is popular, we purchase based on knowledge and need.

We don't purchase based on price or recommendation. Android phones can get expensive, so if w buy one that is, we made a knowingly decision specifically.

We don't purchase a phone because it matches our shoes, or favor dress or purse.

We aren't yuppies with to much money to waste.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:42 2

26. promise7 (Posts: 877; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Are you under the impression profit is different depending on where the money is coming from? Plain and simple, money is money.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 09:35 1

60. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


Money is money, a smart person wouldnt buy an iPhone if money is money. Cause I need my money more than your business does.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 01:52 5

38. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


because that money gos to samsung for chips and other things they buy from sammy

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 02:36

45. uzimafioso (Posts: 317; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


Some of it does but remember the bill of materials for the iPhone...

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 19:38

78. cheetah2k (Posts: 1576; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


There are no Samsung components in the iphone 6 series...

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 02:03

40. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


you r shep too but samsung shep

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 07:00

48. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Yep, all 10 million of the people that bought iPhones are sh33p....course they are...I think they are just people who prefer the better product. Idiot fandroid..

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 09:40 1

61. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


No the 10 million people that bought the iphone think like you. If im spending $1000 its got to be the best right?

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 13:21

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


A lot of them yes...All of them? Not likely!

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:48 10

28. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


like how apple milking their sh33p?

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 09:00 2

57. jeff327 (Posts: 84; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Why would you care if anyone talks about Apple's profits? You should be embarrassed the a company that makes endless amounts of money do not put it back into the company to make a phone that does not bend. No ifs ands and buts. A phone should not bend under any normal circumstances. Instead you accept the fact they give their customers an inferior product but brag about how much money they make. Which by the way they make, not you. In my world that is absolutely embarrassing. I would never let anyone take advantage of me like that and not only do nothing about it but defend it. Sorry but there is something a little misguided with that attitude.

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 13:17

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


Because they have better sale numbers? Better retail availability? They actually make their own stuff? Money isn't everything.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 13:31

90. thebluebadger (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


Yeah it's pretty obvious that people just get iphones because they don't know anything about phones so they just go for the trusted brand apple even though they are in no way high end but seemed to be priced that way.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 21:47 5

4. rbasky61 (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)


Sammy should just think of their own innovations and beyond not from others. Ads already run out? Poor Sammy.. starts to rot.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 21:54 25

6. tedkord (Posts: 11646; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They do, like the one handed mode that Apple copied (poorly) on the iPhone 6 plus.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:19 1

15. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2183; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


That's a stretch, even for you.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:29 19

20. tedkord (Posts: 11646; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


How so? Samsung came out with a one handed mode for the Note 3 that shrinks the whole screen down with a simple gesture so you can reach the whole thing. A year later, Apple came out with a one handed mode that shrinks the screen down with a simple gesture, except you can't reach the whole screen.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 07:03

49. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Who are you speaking for? I can reach the entire screen perfectly..

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 09:02

58. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2183; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Going into Settings and selecting "One-Handed Operation" so you can use that "simple gesture" to make a floating miniature screen, which really isn't completely reachable with one hand, isn't the same as double tapping the home button to bring the top of the screen down to the halfway point so you can reach it. If you look at the implementations and think they are anything alike, you're trying too hard.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 12:44 3

70. TerryTerius (Posts: 1780; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


... So your argument is that because the implementation is different, they're entirely different ideas... right -_- The concept is identical, the outcome is identical, therefore it's the same idea. You're really just playing with semantics and "reaching" as you like to say. He didn't say that Apple implemented it the same, he said Apple copied the idea. Which they factually did. Unless you'd like to point out someone else who did it before Samsung, in which case Apple & Samsung copied from them instead. Same outcome.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 22:44 1

82. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Also, they copied it poorly, too.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 17:21 1

77. willard12 (Posts: 1678; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


You go to the settings gs menu ONCE to turn it on. It's's slide your thumb left and back everytime after.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 21:56 9

7. c.sonnen (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


Apple should hire lewis(the iphonebender) for quality control. Lol

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 04:10 2

46. Awalker (Posts: 1498; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


No need to worry about quality control. There's an iPhone 6 repair kit:

http://techbeasts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/iphone6repairkit.jpg

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 21:59 2

8. Whateverman (Posts: 3262; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Say what you want about who copied who first... that was funny.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:30 2

21. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


All modern smartphones owe their general concept to the iPhone. But since then, Apple has been copying. A lot.

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 13:26

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


That is false.If you go here -http://www.designboom.com/technology/docomo-phones-celebrate-20-years/

It shows the evolution of the cellphone period. One thing if you look, you will see as time went by the displays got bigger. The iPhone simply to the next evolutionary step, but it was not the very first device to sport a full touch display. if you think it was, than you have bigger problems than I can speak of here without getting banned. LOL

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:09

10. nctx77 (Posts: 1962; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Annnnnd, we see where that got Motorola.....

Sent from my perfectly straight 6 plus!

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:39

25. cleat-glitch (Posts: 109; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


you note the first thing you thought about was to trade it for the four seven...you notice how over size top bottom bezel is

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 01:02

85. jroc74 (Posts: 6005; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea we do. The Droid X was one of the hottest, most popular phones after it launched.

And there were no Antenna Gate issues with it.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:10 1

11. AppleJuice (Posts: 145; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


Always behind Apple's tail. Samsung should stop these ads and focus on continuing making great devices. They already know they are always ahead of Apple.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:31 7

22. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Everyone knows that they're ahead of Apple...but the problem is that no one else does.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 23:25

32. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Samsung is already in so much s**t they have to do this. If you were watching/reading the news above the whole bendghazi kerfuffle you'd clearly understand why I say this. Samsung could kill for what happened to Apple.

This is a report from Bloomberg
http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-23/samsung-at-two-year-low-lures-templeton-global-funds.html

This is a report (editorial) by AI
http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/09/27/after-apple-inc-dodged-the-iphone-6-plus-bendgate-bullet-detractors-wounded-by-ricochet

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 00:20

35. Iodine (Posts: 1330; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


The problem is that this ad implies that samsung itself doesn't believe that they are ahead of Apple, and need to make an ad to say that Apple will not be successful if they will not copy samsung (which contradicts their own ad where they say how Apple has already copied them because of screen size ) like a small kid, while their note business is already crushing down.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 22:48 1

83. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


They're doing just fine globally. Despite what all the propaganda says about them being at 2 year lows or stuff like that. They're one of the most profitable handset makers in the business still. These ads just serve to make awareness of their global campaign initiative in North America - Apple's only stronghold for market share and profitability. It's no wonder Apple desperately uses USPTO for frivolous features, ideas, and inventions that aren't theirs, in an attempt to stop their primary competition in the US.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 14:23

75. tnuc2014 (Posts: 255; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


or focus on making a great device

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:13 4

12. winter_hat (Posts: 110; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


They should mock Apple's sales numbers! That would be funny!! Oh wait...

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:17 19

13. mjwiseman (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


No matter how messed up the product, there are apparently millions of suckers who will buy IPhones. Just be careful to avoid the software updates, and don't sit down.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:20 2

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 21211; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Stil though, no one dares mock Apple's sales numbers. Why is that?

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:24 19

18. mjwiseman (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


Millions used to smoke because it was "cool", until those same people realized they were just stupid.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 22:59 1

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 21211; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sorry, but that's not gonna do it.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 07:05

50. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Lol, what!?! Oh my god, is there anyway to wipe all fandroids off the face of the earth? They are more annoying than cancer..!

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 13:06 2

71. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1926; Member since: 29 May 2014)


So because they have high sales(due to ridiculously high pricing)that means they have the best product?

Clearly you've been drinking too much Apple flavored Kool-Aid.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 00:57 4

36. vikingsfootball09 (Posts: 70; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


samsung already owns apple and sell twice as many smartphones than iphones worldwide...and samsung supplies hardware to apples, just like aother android oems that supply parts to apple.

the only thing apple does better than any other smartphone maker is that they charge more for their phones...an extra 100.00+ per iphone equates to billions.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 01:59

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


Exactly.

Oh, do you watch The ViKings? I love that TV Shows and still waiting for the new season.

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