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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

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