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"There's iPhone and then there's everything else," says Apple in response to Samsung Galaxy S 4 unveiling

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Since Thursday, when Samsung introduced its latest flagship Android smartphone, 99.99% of the buzz has about the Samsung Galaxy S 4, freezing out the Apple iPhone 5. If there is one thing that Apple hates, it is being frozen out of the news cycle by its rival. It just isn't good for sales of the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad if everyone is sitting glassy-eyed, panting and drooling over pictures and descriptions of the Samsung Galaxy S 4.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 could outsell the Apple iPhone this year and this is making Apple nervous

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 could outsell the Apple iPhone this year and this is making Apple nervous

So Apple retaliated by putting up a page on its website that is titled "There's iPhone and then there's everything else". You might have heard Apple iPhone fans say that they like the device because "it just works". Apple alludes to this by saying that people love the iPhone because it lets them do so many things so easily. Apple then brags about the eight straight JD Power and Associates awards it has won for customer satisfaction. That means the Apple iPhone has won every year since its first launch in 2007.

Apple then compares the craftsmanship of the Apple iPhone to a finely crafted watch and goes through some of the features of the device including its battery life, and the Retina display. Yes, while Apple says that you can't find a Retina display anywhere but on an Apple device, that is not because of the screen itself. You see, Apple coined the term. The 326ppi pixel density on the Apple iPhone 5 is surpassed by many Android models including the industry leading pixel density of 468ppi on the HTC One.

In addition to discussing the 4G LTE connectivity on the Apple iPhone 5, the new page mentions how the top three cameras used for photos displayed on flickr are the Apple iPhone 5 (#3), Apple iPhone 4 (#2) and Apple iPhone 4S (#1). Apple even takes a pot-shot at Android with the comment that "Because Apple makes both the hardware and the software, iOS features are designed to work perfectly with iPhone features like the Retina display, gyro, and accelerometer."

The idea of the web page is for the public to once again associate a top-of-the-line smartphone with the Apple iPhone name. In the past, Apple perhaps did not feel as threatened as they do now. In fact, this very moment just might be the most vulnerable that the iPhone has been since it's launch in June 2007. Samsung expects 100 million units of its new flagship to sell in the coming year. That has to be putting pressure on Apple executives in Cuppertino.

source: Apple, 9to5Mac via RedmondPie



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posted on 16 Mar 2013, 19:50 45

1. lee480 (Posts: 177; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Xperia Z has all of them.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 20:05 51

7. menny07 (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


I vouch apple is getting scared. There's been a lot of innovation in the market lately... if ya know what I mean lol.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 21:01 38

30. omar300 (Posts: 183; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


a google shop should open beside every apple shop and they should carry all recent android phones.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 21:31 7

38. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4056; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


scared of what? Where's the innovation because many people were disappointed with the SIV. I wouldn't call a bunch of new features with -S in the name, innovation.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 22:22 19

51. Sniggly (Posts: 7180; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The eye scrolling is pretty sweet.

If Motorola pulls off the process described in the latest X phone rumors, that'll be smartphone innovation too.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 23:46 4

68. Hemlocke (unregistered)


It doesn't actually follow your eyes to scroll. Head position and tilting the phone activate it, which isn't any better than current motion scrolling on Android.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 09:26 2

119. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4056; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I doubt it. They'll refuse to update it just like they did with several other phones.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 10:15 4

121. kach22 (Posts: 121; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


You talk a lot of Non sense Mxyz.... Do you know that? I don't think so. That is why you are so pathetic.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 12:02 3

129. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4056; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Truth isn't nonsense.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 12:23 5

131. tedkord (Posts: 5129; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Thats why what you say is.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 14:44 3

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


Truth in Apple world is really nonsense :)

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 10:42 5

122. jacko1977 (Posts: 397; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


hows ios6 for 3G or 3GS working out for people

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 17:07 2

154. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


At least.those are more than 2 year old phones unlike the android that forgets to update 1 year old phones so Android followers are the worst when it comes to updates..

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 17:45 1

155. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4104; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


But here's the thing, manufacturer skins kind of take away the need for updates. Those custom UI's add features to stock Android, so even if some Android users get dropped for support, most don't mind much or were looking to get a new phone anyways. I'm sure most Galaxy S3 users on 4.1 wouldn't mind much if the 4.2 update took longer to happen; because they know they still have more features than the Nexus owners with 4.2.

However, I do think the update from 4.0 to 4.1 should be mandatory on all phones with over 512 MB of RAM. It's a basic update that actually increases performance and adds a few useful features that wouldn't take long at all to implement into the software. Most manufacturers have already or plan to update their device with over 512 MB of RAM to 4.1 except for HTC and their 2011 devices, which is kind of sad.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 18:47 2

158. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6689; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


YOU'RE iPHONE IS WAYY OUT DATED and behind technology

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 10:22 1

172. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


DENIAL doesn't equal TRUTH... You have the former when you're talking about your beloved Fruit Co. @Mxyzptlk...

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 22:29 13

54. Daftama (Posts: 575; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Now now behave Apple did the same with 3 3s 4 4s 5 let sammy be

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 23:33 20

65. AnTuTu (Posts: 938; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


@Mxyzptlk: Let's say there is no innovation so far from Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola and Asus in phones and tablet market.
Could you please tell me a single feature or piece of technology which Apple has invented?

A fair advice to you 'Mxyzptlk' please don't comment like a 2 years old kid on each and every post. You need to show a little maturity and some respect to real innovation.

You know what I mean if you know a little bit of technology and also stop being a marketing guy for a company which doesn't show respect to other companies.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 14:45 1

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


He knows Apple stole everything and assembled it so he would not answer that :)

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 00:45 8

74. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


But I'm quite sure that you will call innovation to a 5 with an S in the front...

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 01:06 10

79. KazEmpire (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)


so what would you call innovation ? i guess your answer is a new row of apps !

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 08:25 7

107. tedkord (Posts: 5129; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Its not as innovative as an extra row of icons, but what is?

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 09:20 7

118. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1791; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


The only thing I was disappointed about the S4 was with how little the design changed from the S3. As far as innovation, they had Smart Scroll & Pause, IR Blaster so it can act as a remote, the ability to record with both front & back cameras simultaneously. I don't know, sounds pretty innovative to me.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 12:26 2

132. therealestmc (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


All these are gimmicks. Smartpause, really?

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 18:35 1

157. teerex42 (Posts: 166; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


Dude smart pause is pretty f'ing cool if you ask me.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 14:43

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


Cool so lets see what you call iPhone 5"S" :)

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 20:11 3

168. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


66 Dislikes? Congratulations! You have been promoted to Level 6 Troll!

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 20:14 6

13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4056; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You wish.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 22:54 33

58. MEeee (Posts: 281; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


You are the biggest iRetard here.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 18:48 1

159. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6689; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


he's a ifailure MEeee when it comes too comment comback

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 00:37 18

72. MobileJunkieJr (Posts: 46; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Mxy...that's your worst one yet!
Everything that came out after the SIII>iPhone5.
I agree that SIV might not be spectacularly different than SIII but hey, your iPhone doesn't stand a chance...never did.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 11:50 2

128. iushnt (Posts: 728; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


The only thing people disliked about s4 is they maintained the design of s3..other things are leap ahead.. IPhone 5 is no chance but I have a feeling that next iPhone will be great though not as great as Sammy.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 12:44 4

138. jcarrigan (unregistered)


I can drop my "cheap plastic GS3" and it still wont break. all my friends have an iPhone and they all have broken screens.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 20:38 2

22. iphone5fornow (unregistered)


I think they said that wrong , there's apple , then there's over 400 billions and then there's the rest . I wish I had all that cash lol

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 20:46 45

25. AnTuTu (Posts: 938; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


To be very honest here. Who will buy an iPhone over S3, S4, Note 2, Experia Z, HTC One, LG Optimus, LG Optimus Pro?

Come on Apple, your time has been over.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 20:57 2

29. omar300 (Posts: 183; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


idiots

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 23:36 24

67. -box- (Posts: 3866; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I think that is iDiots

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 12:27

133. therealestmc (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


The same people that are buying it now. Are you that dumb?

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 22:02 13

45. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


You're wrong. Xperia Z and HTC One has all of them.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 23:02 11

62. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Noope man that's the s4 x:

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 14:48

150. akki20892 (Posts: 3623; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


no, Lumia 920 check the poll result.......!!!

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 18:48

160. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6689; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I'd say the Xperia Z over the HTC ONE

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 04:27 12

92. Eonnaydra (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Ahhaa,Xperia Z is a joke.
It has alot of problems with the display(contrast and angles) and with Sony's Timescape UI which has alot of lag.
HTC One and S4 are far better.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 05:23 6

96. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Agreed. The only thing that separates an xperia z from the pack is the waterproof feature (which i desperately want). everything else is average: screen display angles, camera and god knows what. and a 5 inch display for the htc one would be nice.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 05:37 10

98. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


have you ever hold it in your hands or just saying bullsh*ts. that an exceptional phone.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 05:47 4

99. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


I held it alright. Just not particularly impressed. As i said, love the waterproofing, just not everything else.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 05:54 7

100. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


yeah, i think plastic can impress you better.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 08:27 10

108. tedkord (Posts: 5129; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


What does plastic have to do with a poor screen?

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 12:39 2

136. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


i prefer to look at real like colors instead of saturated ones with blue tint. and Z has no viewing angle issue.
you can buy it and then you'll confess.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 13:36 1

140. iushnt (Posts: 728; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Dude you don't need to argue with these fanboys.. You can get your Xz and you can't go wrong with it.. It's a great device.. Even I am Sammy boy but that's my preference. I will pick s4 but that doesn't mean I hate Xz..

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 13:44

143. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


the point is that others never use their sense of logic like you
they only comment out of emotion. one thumb up for your logical and beautiful comment.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 18:49 1

161. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6689; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


how the hell u know what kind of problems the Xperia Z have? it haven't even launch yet also SONY makes one of the most beautiful screens next too the AMOLED screen

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 09:16 4

117. samsunggalaxylover (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


The galaxy s3 was the best smartphone for 2012 (better than iphone 5) so it's absolutely clear that galaxy s4 is better.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 12:41 2

137. jcarrigan (unregistered)


Apple must think everyones is retarded because no sh*t they are the only ones with siri(because its patented, trademarked, and has a troll watching over it), no sh*t they are the only ones with retina(because they have it patented, trademarked, and has a troll watching it) there phones suck and yes they are incredibly user friendly that even a 4 yr old can use it or old people who barely know what decade their in can use it. Just because they made a sexy phone that can break because its premium materials are glass, doesnt mean its a good quality phone.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 13:39 1

141. iushnt (Posts: 728; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


even I don't prefer iPhone.. I agree your points.. But iPhone 5 is stronger..

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 14:45 2

148. jcarrigan (unregistered)


stronger? how so? Ive seen them bent, ive seen them with shattered screens, ive seen people spend hundreds of dollars new charging and music solutions for the new port, ive seen people complain about hitting the max memory on their iPhones with no micro sd card slot, Ive seen them sent away to be fixed because their battery sucks instead of just replacing it with another $40 battery.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 16:46 3

153. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


“Only iPhone has the Retina display.”

Latest droids have higher pixel density than the iPhone’s Retina, so in a way… the iPhone 5 is the last of the flagships to have that low pixel density. :D

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 19:53 47

2. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Can Apple spell 'desperate'? Trying to take consumers back in time by bragging about past glories. If they want attention, perhaps they can put up a website showing what they could actually produce and sell.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 20:14 33

14. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6689; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


can Apple ever get a life?

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 20:44 44

24. SleepingOz (unregistered)


What a ridiculous campaign!

"iOS6. The world's most advanced operating system."
OMG, iOS6 is barely just an app launcher with still no bluetooth file transfer and they dare call it the MOST ADVANCED OS! Smh..

"Only iPhone has Siri."
Who needs that gimmick when we have Google Now?!

And the best of all...

"Only iPhone has Retina display."
Bitch please! This crap(I like retina display btw xD, I even prefer it to the TFT on the XZ but there's nothing to brag about!) is not even a 720p display while competitors have been offering HD displays since 2011!

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