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.

Thanks for the tip, Khalid!

source: @SamsungMobilePH



1. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

27. AnTuTu

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

hahahaha way to go Sammy spot on.

34. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Guess who is going to patent big phones now?

44. phreezerburn

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Well I wasn't going to keep my HTC M7 until this release by Apple but now I don't feel so outdated.

2. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

that font sure is creepy looking

3. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 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


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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!!

64. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

4. NextGenTech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 24, 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

5. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 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

16. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 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

19. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 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)

26. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

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

32. alaw.14

Posts: 431; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

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

33. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 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

36. blinx

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 09, 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!!..

51. phreezerburn

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 09, 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.

65. crazymonkey05

Posts: 189; Member since: Nov 20, 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

59. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 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

77. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

read post #33 please

78. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

hm i be thinking that due to the screen

39. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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

52. phreezerburn

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Wallet bashing and ego stroking.

56. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

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

76. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 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...

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!

7. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 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"

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?

68. ViewFromTheTop

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

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

70. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 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.

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