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Samsung takes a shot at Apple after larger-screened iPhone models are unveiled

Samsung takes a shot at Apple after larger-screened iPhone models are unveiled
Samsung Mobile's Philippines crew sent out a tweet on Tuesday, making fun of Apple for increasing the size of the screen on the two iPhone models that were unveiled on Tuesday. In case you missed it for some reason, Apple introduced the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 and the 5.5 inch Apple iPhone 6 Plus yesterday. The Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c and Apple iPhone 5 all have 4 inch screens. All other iPhone models sport a 3.5 inch display.

The tweet by Samsung features a quote from the late Steve Jobs which reads, "No one is ever going to buy a big phone." Samsung then adds, "Guess who surprised themselves and changed their minds." The quote by Jobs goes back to July 2010 at a press conference held by the then CEO, to address issues that Apple iPhone 4 users were having. Holding the device in the left corner was causing the iPhone 4 to lose signal strength, which forced Apple to send out rubber bumpers to owners of the phone. Referring to handsets like the Motorola DROID X, which sported a humungous (at the time) 4.3 inch display, Jobs famously said that "No one is going to buy a big phone." He also called models like the DROID X and the HTC HD2 "Hummers."

As we know now, Android manufacturers continued to test the envelope to the point where Samsung released the 7 inch Samsung Galaxy W in Korea this past June. These days, a 5 inch Android phone could be called a "mini." And while Tuesday's announcement might have been historic for Apple, leave it to Samsung to remind its rival about just how wrong Steve Jobs was about the public's desire to buy large-screened phones.

Samsung quotes Steve Jobs famously incorrect statement about big phones

Samsung quotes Steve Jobs famously incorrect statement about big phones


Thanks for the tip, Khalid!

source: @SamsungMobilePH

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posted on 10 Sep 2014, 03:35 75

1. vincelongman (Posts: 4106; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Haha, so true
Its funny how now the only 'small' flagship left is the Z3 Compact

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 05:29 19

27. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


hahahaha way to go Sammy spot on.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 06:49 21

34. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Guess who is going to patent big phones now?

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 08:30 5

44. phreezerburn (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


Well I wasn't going to keep my HTC M7 until this release by Apple but now I don't feel so outdated.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 03:36 18

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


that font sure is creepy looking

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 03:38 53

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


nice one... and truely a fact, cannot be denied... perviously apple accuse android oems specially samsung for copying but this time apple has clearly adopted/copied android's foot steps

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 08:58 8

50. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Just goes to show you how miserably wrong Steve Jobs was in his lifetime, about many things, e.g., his disownment of his illegitimate daughter, his estranged relationship with his friend and business partner, his choice of treatment for a deadly disease, that vial turtle-neck he always wore and, of course, whether people, including ba-ha-ha-ad people, want big or small. I bet he's rolling and kicking in that iGrave of his, "let me out, let me out, let me the F##k out!!

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 12:11 1

64. Wiencon (Posts: 1768; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Well, Jobs said that, and Apple without him is surely different. Who knows what would iP6 look like if Steve was in charge still.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 03:39 17

4. NextGenTech (Posts: 59; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Funny how no1 is noticing that Apple clearly has two ranges now mid range and high end, even though both poor. it shows the previous model phones were clearly sold as high end but were in FACR mid range. 640P screen on 5/5S - really Apple. Now 4.7" has 750p.

PA would of bashed any other company for that. "Fanboyism ay it's best" Jobs "Think different" Will do Note 4 baby

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 03:46 19

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


I also wonder no website critise apple for showing/portraying a midrange phone as high end and selling in very high price.... whereas, they repeatedly criticise other oems if they made any midrange phone with high price or show a midrange as highly specd

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 04:28 3

16. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


Because it actually PERFORMS like a flagship?

But of course if all that matters to you is meaningless numbers on paper, rather than how they translate to real world usage, I can get your confusion.

After all, people buy Apple product only for the logo, amirite? /s

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 04:43 9

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


no it doesnt perform like a flagship, its just a mear misconception.... any midrange will perform better than this with a closed down locked down limited operating system... but other oems dont have such expertise to come up with their own OS and using open operating system android or they dont want to spend to come up with similarly closed down locked down limited OS of their own... they are too late for that bcoz market is matured already and competition is tough, while apple has build a good support and name in last 7 years(in earlier time/childhood of touch screen phones)

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 05:24 4

26. CreeDiddy (Posts: 607; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Geek bench indicates that both the 4.7 and 5.5 are faster phones than any Android released in single and multicore

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 05:54 1

32. alaw.14 (Posts: 227; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


My note 3 still gets about 3000 on multicore in geekbench 3.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 06:09 3

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


if you'll put a cat(ios) in 1000cc car and put an elephant(android) in 3000cc car, which one will pick up/accelerate faster? ofcourse the one with the cat... but at the end of the day the car with the elephant is way better, 1000cc car may be cant even carry the elephant...
I have seen those bench marks which are around 2900... you should look at bench marks of other phones as well and you'll find many surpassing it...
however, what ever the bench marks say, biggest iSupporter jakelee already told us that bench marks are zero and meaningless

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 07:15

36. blinx (Posts: 23; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


yh dats very true... if we should put ios 8 on both a note 4 and iphone 6+ or wateva, which wuld perform way better?... and try putting even stock android on iphone 6+ and u wuld c how it would lag!!..

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 09:05

51. phreezerburn (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


Geekbench was suspect back in June as it was misidentifying Apple device ram speed as 0MHz. Something funky going on there regarding???

Easier test. Just use the phone to watch a high def movie and multitask to and from such. The lag is realworld results, the ghosting will be realworld results and adding new apps to the mix will be realworld results.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 13:07 1

65. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 178; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Why don't you take a snapdragon 805 and strap it to a 1080p screen and telle who performs faster, and don't even get me started on the tegra k1

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:57

59. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


it does perform better than most android flagship including the fastest (nexus) go use an iPhone sometime.

geekbench score ( dual 1.4ghz vs 2.7ghz quadcore)
iphone 6:2960
note 4: 3049

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 04:40

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


read post #33 please

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 09:21

78. j2001m (Posts: 2789; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


hm i be thinking that due to the screen

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 07:33

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


"PERFORMS lile a flagship" in WHAT?
Multitasking? Display? Features?.......?.....

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 09:07 1

52. phreezerburn (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


Wallet bashing and ego stroking.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:13 1

56. ePoch270 (Posts: 168; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


A LOT of people only buy an iPhone for the Logo.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 04:22

76. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 800; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


I was about to say the same. The new bigger iphones are also starting from the same price $650 (16GB) juz like all previous iterations were sold. That means the pricing of iPhone has nothing to do with the technology+manufacturing+marketing cost. Its totally dependent on GREED...

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 03:48 4

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Samsung is a lame ass company tho......abominable copy caters I always say smh its obvious they are insecure towards apple tho.....even tho things are changeing and apple seems to be becoming more like android their still haters and lame imo....die Samsung die!

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 03:53 13

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


plz dont say becoming more like android, use the proper word copy cat as you used for samsung... so apple become "abominable copy caters which is insecure towards samsung"

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 03:58 2

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Lol... If theyre becoming more like android why do you assume they're becoming like Samsung? Does Samsung make up the entire android platform?

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 15:30

68. ViewFromTheTop (Posts: 24; Member since: 08 Sep 2014)


No, but Samsung fanbois make up a large chunk of this site's readers/commentators LOL!

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 16:10 2

70. razmahtaz001 (Posts: 57; Member since: 11 May 2013)


all android phones have rounded corners and slide to unlock...but why did apple attack only samsung? so in that sense, i guess samsung is and antire android platform.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 16:55 2

71. tedkord (Posts: 10235; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No, the question is why did they attack Samsung over something they stole from someone else in the first place?

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 03:58 27

9. tech2 (Posts: 3349; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Exactly ! When Samsung does it becomes copy cat and when apple do that he says 'becoming more like android'. Such double standards

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 04:20

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


You're right I guess they're both copying but I still think Sammy is the bigger copier.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 04:47 6

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


well, thats a seperate debate who is the bigger but atleast lets agree that both are copy cats instead of just blaming one

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 04:50

22. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Agreed.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 04:54

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


But also I wanna add that I feel like samung copied first that's all ima say. Peace

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 07:37 9

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


You feel wrong. So shut up. Peace.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:41 1

58. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


That's how you get punched in the mouth....Mr. Sailor man

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:00 2

60. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


idiot is back.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 20:45

74. chebner (Posts: 212; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


He's not idiot. He's Popi... The Sailor Man.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 15:03 1

66. pego99 (Posts: 86; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Are you aware Samsung basher that none of the iPhones you love so much would have existed without Samsungs help since Apple has been buying parts from Samsung all along. The A8 processor in the Iphone 6 and plus is manufactured by Samsung.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 08:49 3

45. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10434; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Sony fanboy wishing Samsung to die and calling them the biggest copycats lmfao. Funniest comment I've read all morning.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:40

57. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


And Samsung will die fraud company

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:01 2

61. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


samsung touchwiz is still stuck in touchwiz era. its quad core s5 can't beat moto e in speed tests .

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 19:23

72. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


jeezes man give Samsung a break. They are the only companies thay can TAKE DOWN APPLE.

posted on 21 Sep 2014, 06:38

79. TeritorialDemon (Posts: 20; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


They are the only company that can take down Apple? LOL! Funny right there. That's why the S5 can't compete with the LG G3 and HTC One M8 in real world right? But don't worry cause this guy right here said Samsung is the only one who can take out Apple.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 04:06 15

10. akdenizx (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Just check the link, no more comments lol :D htt p://any-image.com/images/94060366590359613027.jpg

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 07:53

41. bigmaster (Posts: 198; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


You're so damn right +1

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 04:12 1

11. drakulinho (Posts: 18; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


HEHEHE Nice,...

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 04:13 1

12. promise7 (Posts: 869; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Samsung Philippines mobile crew? Who?

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 04:43 3

20. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


well now you know LOL

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 04:18 3

13. f35hunter (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


Next phase apple will uses android :)

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 19:24 2

73. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


They already are from 2011 features.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 04:22 3

15. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


Wow. They REALLY like giving Apple free advertising. First they airred commercials reminding people of incoming larger iPhone, now made sure those who might be interested in a big ass screen iPhone but missed the keynote get the news.

Good guy Samsung. (heh jk stupid sammy)

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 04:38 3

18. medtxa (Posts: 1116; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


except that everybody already know the next iphone, without samsung bashing it around.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:10 2

55. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Kinda like all the pub Apple gave Samsung trying to sue them and Samsung turns around and has possibly their best year to date! Don't be mad cuz they are right! Only people in a coma didn't know Apple released a iPhone yesterday and Sammy is just trolling them!

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 15:47 2

69. William13 (Posts: 27; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


Samsung has had their best year to date? I hope you're not talking about 2014 because they've been losing money like crazy this year. I don't get all this fanboyism, these companies don't have loyalty to you, why do people have loyalty to them? You're simply the people buying their products. The smart thing to do is look at each generation independently and choose the phone that works best for you. I haven't had a phone by the same manufacturer ever, because they always follow up a great phone with a dud (I.e. GS3 to GS4 and GS5,or HTC One M7 to One M8). Apple hasn't had the best flagship since the iPhone 4, and I don't see them turning it around anytime soon. But if you like a company and they drop a deuce for a product, don't defend it, you're only telling them that yes, you're too stupid to expect them to make quality products.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 04:33 4

17. blitzkreig (Posts: 103; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)


Now where is that article comparing specs of the ijoke 6 plus with the Note 4/Note Edge that concludes by saying that though the ijoke 6 plus has smaller screen, lower res, closed os, 1/3rd ram, non expandable memory, non swappable battery, not water proof, not dust proof.. It still stands it's ground & emerges the winner?

Surprised that PA hasn't done that already.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 05:21

25. CreeDiddy (Posts: 607; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Your mentality is still a used car salesman. Specs on phones have reached a peak.1334x750 should equal most 1920x1080 Androids, 3gb of RAM is necessary for a Ram heavy Touchwiz OS, microsd cards are the past as most Android apps are written for the phones storage rather than expandable storage, go ahead and place your S5 in water as you could damage it. Lastly closed OS. Don't you realize that Samsung makes it hard for you to flash ROMs.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 08:51

46. phreezerburn (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


1334x750 equals quad HD? You do get that the ppi "you can't see past X" is a misleading statement. The human eye and brain recognize millions of colours. In a drunk stupor you recognize several thousand shades of grey fading to black. Those colours represented in an image realism. The less colours represented, the less real an image looks.

More ram is relative to something called multitasking and another thing called caching. While Apple won't speak of such regarding their iOS, they indeed to for all things OSX. Android is striving towards being as much a desktop OS as it is a mobile device OS.

I hope you aren't confusing jailbreaking with something else. Oh you do realize Apple is still fighting with courts over your purchasing an iPhone NOT transfering ownership of that device to you? Yup the lovely folks at Apple are letting you rent that handset without the hassle of providing you with support to match. Imagine renting a car where you had to also cover maintenance costs...

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