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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: 197; 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: 209; 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: 14180; 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: 7305; 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: 14180; 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: 153; 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: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Truth isn't nonsense.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 12:23 5

131. tedkord (Posts: 12225; 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: 428; 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: 4720; 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: 4275; 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 (unregistered)


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: 619; 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: 1580; 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: 12225; 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: 4463; 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: 351; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


All these are gimmicks. Smartpause, really?

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 18:35 1

157. teerex42 (Posts: 213; 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: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You wish.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 22:54 33

58. MEeee (Posts: 353; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


You are the biggest iRetard here.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 18:48 1

159. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


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

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