Foxconn CEO says the iPhone 5 will be better than the Galaxy S III, sets goal to defeat Samsung

Foxconn CEO says the iPhone 5 will be better than the Galaxy S III, sets goal to defeat Samsung
In a pep talk in front of shareholders, Foxconn's flamboyant CEO Terry Gou revealed an intent to overtake Samsung in every electronics-manufacturing way imaginable within 5 years. While a 5-year plan reeks of communism, Hon Hai Precision, whose manufacturing arm Foxconn is, recently bought stake in a Sharp LCD screens plant, and it is precisely this partnership it hopes will give it an edge over Samsung's technology.

Terry Gou went so far as to say that Sharp is three years ahead of Samsung in its 10th generation screen plant, perhaps focusing on the IGZO technology that the Japanese have developed, and which is making debut in the Resolutionary display of the new iPad. Moreover, he fleetingly mentioned that people should wait for the iPhone 5, as it will put the Galaxy S III to shame.

The whole tirade about the war on Samsung went on when the CEO was announcing the partnership with Sharp as a done deal. "Snitches get stitches" is apparently the driving force behind this animosity towards Samsung, as the Koreans played the role of "tainted witness", exempt from an European Commission investigation into LCD price fixing. 

According to Terry Gou Samsung is "a company that has a track record of snitching on its competitors". His capitalistic heart was apparently too broken to have anything to do with them, so he turned over to Sharp: "I respect the Japanese and especially like their execution and communication styles. Unlike the Koreans, they will not hit you from behind."

The LCD price-fixing scandal brought on 434 million Euros fine to four Taiwanese display companies, among which was Chimei Innolux, which Foxconn acquired, and which might explain the grudge its CEO holds against Samsung. Under the new partnership with Sharp, Hon Hai will set up a TV assembly plant on its own turf, and rumors are that it will be dedicated to making that top-secret Apple TV set project - again putting it on a collision course with the world's largest TV maker, Samsung.

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119 Comments

1. marcustan

Posts: 3; Member since: May 15, 2012

over confident ??? this is sux

27. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Actually it's just a slip of tongue, he means iPhone 5 will put Galaxy s2 to shame next year they will take on S3.

42. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Galaxy S2? Bro, iOS 6 is not even better than Android 2.2 Froyo.

53. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Hahaha! Your so right :DD

37. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

it is so stupid, apple had to buy lcd from samsung because LG and Sharp had manufacturing problemy in 10 gen fab, so who can produce more highest quality LCD now.

54. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Actually Apple's suppliers for LCD's are Samsung, but since the GS3 is about to wipe this iPhone hype, iPhone is starting to revenge and partner w/ a new LCD company.

68. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

And those company's are suppose to be Sony and LG

65. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

He should be more concerned with making working conditions BETTER for his employees and prevent further suicides

67. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

The best comment so far..

100. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

did you know koreans beat their workers until now. they can do that in korea coz its acceptable there. but they are also doing it in factories in other countries. recently, videos surface showing korean supervisor beating up a worker in the philippines. i'm just saying.

118. xoatomxo

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

add link.i want proof

66. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

LOL!!! Sounds like a Kung Fu movie from the 70s...

76. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Waaattaaaa...yaaaa...yachaww!

119. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

only time will tell wheter the iphone 5 Sucks

2. StrumerJohn

Posts: 66; Member since: May 18, 2011

Oh yeah and the next Nexus will be better than the iPhone 5! Really? No s**t Mr CEO, obviously a phone coming out after another that's a flagship will be better then it's competitors. And more than likely because it's an iPhone, it won't be. iOS6 already shows what it will be running on, the only thing that could change is hardware or they'd be fragmenting iOS.So unless they decide to go Open Source, ditch the 10 billion lawyers they stockade up on to sue competitors, and do a trillion other things; The iPhone will never be better than an Android.

7. thelegend6657 unregistered

HTC sensation came out later than galaxy s2 but people still say s2 better

14. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Few things are not easy to overtake..

23. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

took a while before the 4s came out. they said it would crush the s2 but it went as far as equalling it after the long wait. seriously?

51. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

yeah. beats audio,qhd and metal body cant beat the best design of the s deries,s amoled +,and exynos.

16. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

U WISH. IN UR DREAMS. IT IS .......

18. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

strumerjohn not refering to u, but to ceo.

58. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

and they literally forgot the ace card that samsung still has in it's hand : New galaxy note

110. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Man u sound sooooo convincing lol. The iPhone will b better to anyone who prefers it over android. It obvious u prefer android. The iPhone will never be better than an android, man shutup and get laid, or something.

3. GENARAL-LEVY

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

What a joke!

4. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

I can't help but laugh at this. Samsung has been and always will be BETTER THAN APPLE. Matter of so is HTC for that matter...

5. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Last I checked the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, and upcoming Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 as well as the November Galaxy Nexus all s**ts on Apple.

55. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Haha, I love this statement I agree w/ you 100% ;D

6. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

we have already seen iOS 6, thats enough to know dis man is pathetic ! :P

8. Jericho unregistered

Jealoused FAG!

9. thelegend6657 unregistered

Terry gou are me and my father's idol and role model

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