Samsung rumored to follow Apple's lead, split Galaxy S5 lineup into metal, plastic models

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  • Reply 121 of 147
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by c4403990 View Post

     

     

    Almost a jingoism as Apple whining like a little bitch and getting Obama to overturn court decisions which go against them -- all in the name of protecting American "inovations".

     

    fcuk USA, fcuk Apple


    obama turned that on his own.  and let's be frank- the iPhone turned the tide on phones.  hate apple all you want- after 2007 phones changed.  

    and f USA?  you may not like the USA, but it was the USA that got Japan out of your country!

  • Reply 122 of 147
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    I think we need some sort of IQ test before allowing new posters. May I suggest:

    [IMG ALT=""]http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/37317/width/200/height/400[/IMG]
  • Reply 123 of 147

    New posters are often long time readers!

  • Reply 124 of 147
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    New posters are often long time readers!

    Then I would expect a little intelligent posts, not showing their single-digit IQ. NOT you, Shortest Douche!
  • Reply 125 of 147
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post





    Then I would expect a little intelligent posts, not showing their single-digit IQ. NOT you, Shortest Douche!

     

    I was just trying to tell you not to generalize. However I do understand new posters are sometimes suspicious. After all there is a lot of flame wars going on here since about 2 years.

  • Reply 126 of 147
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    I was just trying to tell you not to generalize.

    Fair point; my dumb.
  • Reply 127 of 147
    Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post

    Jobs slated 7" size tablets, not 8". Big difference.

     

    No, he said all tablets smaller than ~10 inches.

     

    Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post

    Fair point; my dumb.


     

    So you missed the username, Phil? Report! <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 128 of 147
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    So you missed the username, Phil? Report! :lol:

    Cmd-C, Cmd-V...without looking, so yeah
  • Reply 129 of 147
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    Originally Posted by 2385amh View Post

     

    Apple doesnt make any of these products.  

    High resolution screens are purchased by apple not made or developed by them

    PCIe SSDs while great were not invented or used exclusively by apple.  And note I specifically said that my comment didn't apply to the MacPro

    Again did not mean to address the MACPro

    A7 SoC is probably the most legitimate claim you made and I do admit it is pretty advanced for a mobile processor.

    Ibeacons are NFC like bluetooth devices apple did not invent these they are based on exsisting bluetooth technology

     

    Not a single thing you mentioned besides the A7 was invented by apple.  To be honest Samsung has done much more for the display, processor, and hard drive market then apple ever has.  Samsung actually invents many of the breakthroughs in these technologies.  They don't just purchase them and allow a pretty package to suffice. 


     

    I think you've failed to acknowledge the software aspect needed for making new technology works flawlessly.  For example; I agree, Apple haven't develop the hi-res Retina LCD panel, many mfg has hi-res LCD for years.  But without a smart way to integrate this in the OS its useless, like it currently is for Windows. Same rules apply for many Apple driven technologies like: Dynamic GPU switching, PowerNAP, Lightning port, Airplay, TouchID, A7 64Bit.  Apple is currently the only tech company who master hardware and software development as a whole.  

  • Reply 130 of 147
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    bigmac2 wrote: »
    For example; I agree, Apple haven't develop the hi-res Retina LCD panel, many mfg has hi-res LCD for years.  But without a smart way to integrate this in the OS its useless, like it currently is for Windows.

    It's more than Apple just developing SW to properly use the displays, it's Apple actively investing in display manufactures to get their vision created. Apple has lead the consumer market with HiDPI IPS displays well before their competitors were able to compete with Apple for the same technology. Apple's volume has allowed them to reduce the costs but this only happens have other vendors can release in small scale yet Apple is coming to coming to market so early that people are saying "it's not possible with today's tech at current prices and yields" until Apple finally does release their products. This simply can't happen without Apple having their finger on the pulse of at least one company that creates the tech for modern displays. Their jump on their competitors is even more impressive when you take into account what you stated about Apple's HW and SW development as a whole since they very rarely release any new HW or SW without it first having a full integration from start to finish, which is clearly more involved than simply slapping NFC in an Android phone and then expecting someone else to create the SW and ecosystem to make it useful.
  • Reply 131 of 147
    ptramptram Posts: 58member
    Surprising move. I wouldn't have expected it.
  • Reply 132 of 147

    16 megapixel camera



    Depending on the battery life I may need to make a pass on the HTC M8 and cop this.



    Expensive though.

     

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    check out: samsung S5 price & specifications

  • Reply 133 of 147
    "If it aint broken, then copy them", Samsung strategy ;-)
  • Reply 134 of 147

    Meh, you guys are a little overzealous. I don't think making a metal phone is that crazy of a copying scheme, I can't imagine Apple has the concept of a metal phone all to themselves.

     

    This isn't as blatant as some of their other design decisions.

  • Reply 135 of 147
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,926member
    dstarsboy wrote: »
    Meh, you guys are a little overzealous. I don't think making a metal phone is that crazy of a copying scheme, I can't imagine Apple has the concept of a metal phone all to themselves.

    This isn't as blatant as some of their other design decisions.

    If any other company did it, it wouldn't be an issue. This is Sammy we're talking about. Its MO is copying.
  • Reply 136 of 147
    No, he said all tablets smaller than ~10 inches.

    So you missed the username, Phil? Report! :lol:

    I'm sure you're probably right; however, I think the only non-Apple tablets that existed then were either 10', 7' or smaller, so by extrapolation, Steve Jobs was referring to tablets 7' or smaller.
  • Reply 137 of 147
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member
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    Originally Posted by 2385amh View Post

     

    I thought a post from someone else was you.  And the S4 got a bigger display while also having less volume then the S3


     

    The S4 didn't lead the way in screen size it was several generations in.

     

    Is the S4 active also smaller?

  • Reply 138 of 147
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,088member
    I'm sure you're probably right; however, I think the only non-Apple tablets that existed then were either 10', 7' or smaller, so by extrapolation, Steve Jobs was referring to tablets 7' or smaller.

    The LG G-Slate from back in early 2011 was 8" and sumthin. Think Sammy had one around 8" or so too. The first Android tablets came mid-late 2010 and weren't good. You're right tho that most were either 10" or 7".

    Then too of course Jobs was a great salesman. You don't praise what you don't sell. He also said video on an iPod or small flash-based music players were ridiculous too. .. until Apple sold 'em. He also said the Kindle was doomed to fail because "people don't read anymore". That was only valid until Apple introduced iBooks. Guess people began reading again after that.
    http://www.engadget.com/2004/04/29/steve-jobs-says-it-again-no-video-ipod/
  • Reply 139 of 147
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    gatorguy wrote: »
    The LG G-Slate from back in early 2011 was 8" and sumthin. Think Sammy had one around 8" or so too. The first Android tablets came mid-late 2010 and weren't good. You're right tho that most were either 10" or 7".

    Then too of course Jobs was a great salesman. You don't praise what you don't sell. He also said video on an iPod or small flash-based music players were ridiculous too. .. until Apple sold 'em. He also said the Kindle was doomed to fail because "people don't read anymore". That was only valid until Apple introduced iBooks. Guess people began reading again after that.
    http://www.engadget.com/2004/04/29/steve-jobs-says-it-again-no-video-ipod/

    And they were 16:9. And they only ran smartphone apps. It doesn't take a great salesman to see that those DoA. Jobs was right and they would have failed regardless of him saying they would.

    Jobs said he was wrong about watching videos on an iPod. He didn't see the utility in it, but he's not the only one at Apple.
  • Reply 140 of 147
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,088member
    solipsismx wrote: »
    And they were 16:9. And they only ran smartphone apps. It doesn't take a great salesman to see that those DoA. Jobs was right and they would have failed regardless of him saying they would.

    Jobs said he was wrong about watching videos on an iPod. He didn't see the utility in it, but he's not the only one at Apple.

    A 16:9 mobile device isn't necessarily doomed to failure is it? In fact I think the 16:9 version of a previously "perfect 4:3 ratio" mobile device has probably been the better seller. ;)
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