"There's iPhone and then there's everything else," says Apple in response to Samsung Galaxy S 4 unveiling

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.

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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174 Comments

1. lee480 unregistered

Xperia Z has all of them.

7. menny07

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 13, 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.

30. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

a google shop should open beside every apple shop and they should carry all recent android phones.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

51. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

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.

119. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I doubt it. They'll refuse to update it just like they did with several other phones.

121. kach22

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

129. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Truth isn't nonsense.

131. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Thats why what you say is.

147. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Truth in Apple world is really nonsense :)

122. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

hows ios6 for 3G or 3GS working out for people

154. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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..

155. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

158. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

YOU'RE iPHONE IS WAYY OUT DATED and behind technology

172. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

DENIAL doesn't equal TRUTH... You have the former when you're talking about your beloved Fruit Co. @Mxyzptlk...

54. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Now now behave Apple did the same with 3 3s 4 4s 5 let sammy be

65. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 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.

149. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

He knows Apple stole everything and assembled it so he would not answer that :)

74. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

But I'm quite sure that you will call innovation to a 5 with an S in the front...

79. KazEmpire

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

so what would you call innovation ? i guess your answer is a new row of apps !

107. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Its not as innovative as an extra row of icons, but what is?

118. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

132. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

All these are gimmicks. Smartpause, really?

157. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Dude smart pause is pretty f'ing cool if you ask me.

146. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Cool so lets see what you call iPhone 5"S" :)

168. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

66 Dislikes? Congratulations! You have been promoted to Level 6 Troll!

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You wish.

58. MEeee

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

You are the biggest iRetard here.

159. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

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