Samsung claims Apple's iPhone 6 Plus imitates the Galaxy Note series

Samsung claims Apple's iPhone 6 Plus imitates the Galaxy Note series
Samsung’s anti-Apple media campaign continues today with a new video that talks about the Galaxy Note series... and how Apple allegedly imitates it with the new, 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.

The video takes us back to 2011, when the original Galaxy Note was released, and many saw it as being too large (obviously because of its 5.3-inch display - which was, indeed, very large for that time). In particular, Samsung quotes an article from The Wall Street Journal which mentioned that, when using the Galaxy Note, you may have looked “like you’re talking into a piece of toast.” Funny as that may be, now almost everyone seems to be talking into pieces of toast - as the current average smartphone screen size is close to 5 inches.

Now, as Samsung puts it, competitors aren’t dismissing the Note series anymore - they imitate it instead. Samsung goes on to present quotes that talk about how the iPhone 6 Plus may be just a Galaxy Note wannabe. Ultimately, Samsung’s latest video lets us know that the Galaxy Note 4 is “here” and it's "more than big."  

Although it’s here in the way that it’s been officially announced, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can’t be purchased yet, as its launch is scheduled for the first half of October. At the same time, Apple is already taking pre-orders for the iPhone 6 Plus, and will release it on September 19.

Related phones

Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Quite obvious.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

When I saw that title, my first reaction was pot kettle black.

24. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Exactly the point. Apple bashes Samsung for copying and then they go and "imitate" themselves. Neither are faultless. Just buy the phone that works best for you.

75. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Samsung have all the rights to mock at the menial tech media and the apple's propaganda, I still remember one old fa..t from "respectable media", reviewing first Note , how he took out the S-pen first and throw it away. How all the tech media mocked at the size of Note(smaller than iPhone 6+) And how reviewing Note 3 never mention one-hand GREAT function. But this "one-hand" joke on iPhone6+ , was first thing to mention now. Like a magic. And how iPhone 6+ is pocketable now, (even 8mm bigger than Note 3 and heavier) All the tech media (PA too) must first apologise to the ppl. But they will NEVER do it. Because all of them are iguys. No one can have job there if he's not loyal to Apple. Period.

205. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

no these ads are a sign of weakness apple does them for mac os vs windows (or did them) Microsoft does them for surface 3 and Samsung does them for iPhone !

206. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

The irony. Fact is apple will not admit that they copy they innovate that was they always say. Innovation thru copying or just changing the name of a specific feature that is already available to other tech devices.

277. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

of course apple won't admit they just wait till it gets popular then PATENT COPY THEN SUE. that's how the mobile tech world goes around them.

247. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

64 likes? unbelievable........!!! we agree.......that's why

149. darkkjedii

Posts: 31600; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Excellent post AJ

221. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

samsung has the upperhand because they are calling out the COPYING OF THE ACT OF COPYING. apple is copying samsung's copying strategy.

344. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That is an awesome post. Mine if I save and use - EVERYWHERE!!!???

351. VHMP01

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Of course you can use it! That is something that can be copied as many times as anyone wants without trouble! I try to keep it updated because if I find any more copied things from the fruit y write them down. My top are the copied name 'Apple' and the fruit, the 'Apple' itself! Plus all the other ones.

31. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

"When Galaxy Note was launched in 2011,.... it was ugly.."

63. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

iBS Note One is still great and beautiful.

82. WilliamC937

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 07, 2013

@shamashu9 Truly ugly

248. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Subjective, but what does it have to do with the subject of Apple following the Note? Unless you mean the iPhone 6 is so ugly because they're copying the ugliness of the Note 1.

343. VHMP01

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

When Apple Watch, iPhone "1", Original iPod, Flower Power / Cows / and trasnparent iMac, MessagePad, Twentieth Anniversary Mac, Power Mac G4 Cube, Skankphone were launched... they were specially Apple UGLY!

346. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

When the first iPhone was launched in 2007, it was quite ugly. It has remained that way since.

41. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

This is obviously an egregious admission that they (Apple) were wrong about what they thought demographics wanted. Certainly out of touch. What's Samsung's hypocrisy that you're pointing out, the fact that they used rectangular edges in the design ethos of their phone in the early days of the Galaxy S series? The former sitting there making up excuses that the tech wasn't "ready" and had to be "perfected" is laughable at best, pathetic at worst.

117. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

i don't think it is that simple. this whole smartphone space has been developing for a while. at the time everyone thought the note series was awkwardly large (i still think it is, same with the 6+) people's interest changes and develops over time sort of like how for a while when feature phones were still everything there was a thing for almost non-functionally small phones, like the samsung juke and this isn't even getting into how apple essentially created the whole app thing (not necessarily through their innovation, just in being at the right place at the right time with an easy to use app store). the itunes app store has been at the center of the smartphone boom and as such, what was being created and conceived of for smartphones has in large part centered around the iphone. much of the development in the smartphone space has not been based around screen size, but much more about what is going on on the screen.

140. engineer-1701d unregistered

personally I think Samsung need to make an ad showing iPhone 6 next to the note 4 and have captions Thanks for copying and its the best firm of flattery also have a sign on the Apple phone scene app phone and then over note for scene professional phone we all know the Apple phone is only for apps and that is all however the note with the pen can do so much that the Apple phone will never be able to do without a pen

249. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple created neither the app nor the app store concept. I had both using WinMo back in the early 2000s.

298. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

i didn't say they did, if you read my comment

352. VHMP01

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Apple store is also a ripoff from Ubuntu Software Center!

80. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Apple had that coming, companies copy each other, it only becomes a problem when you don't give credit where its due and you even go as far as bashing those you copied. Even Note 4 itself took features for eg from WP with dynamic lockscreen, transparent widgets etc.

134. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Transparent widget? WP? What? lol

146. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Tiles are essentially uniform widgets...

176. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

well, if you insist. They can't compare to the widgets on Android. Dont' get me wrong, tile are cool there own way, especially since WP 8.1 with "transparency" (I do like the look of WP8.1 home screen with background photos), but they just don't do much, yet, to be considered widgets. Maybe the next major WP update? And transparency has been there on Android widgets for a long time. On most widgets, transparency weren't as extreme as what on the Note 4 (or some other 3rd party widgets I've seen), but it has been around.

179. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

urg, can't believe I put "there" there in place of "their".

198. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

True. Widgets are potentially interactable (is that a word?), which is yet to be seen for tiles - fingers crossed for at least the music tile. It's mainly the idea of transparent icons on the screen. Has transparency been "official" for Android, or merely a custom product by third party devs?

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