When it comes to the mobile phone market there is no dispute about the iPhone being number one, in fact earlier this month Apple announced they had sold an astonishing 235 million of the devices since they first launched over 5 years ago.
However competition is always nipping at its heals, and one of the smartphones to put up the biggest fight against the iPhone is the Samsung Galaxy S II. Well as you may be aware Samasung have recently announced the release of the follow up to this phone, the Galaxy S III and many have been speculating just how much this will stand up to the much anticipated iPhone 5.
The new Samsung certainly packs some awesome new features and a rather huge display, but a quote from the Foxconn CEO assures us that this will still be no match for the next iPhone. CEO of the iPhones primary production company, Terry Gou, spoke recently to the China times about his opinions on Samsung, and also about their attempts at tackling Apple:
Gou said he has made it a lifetime goal to defeat Samsung — “a company with a track record of snitching on its competitors.”… He was referring to Samsung’s action in 2010 of snitching on four Taiwanese companies in an investigation by the European Commission on price-fixing in the flat panel industry…Samsung was exempted from the investigation by serving as a “tainted witness.” … Gou also urged consumers to wait for the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5, saying that the new model will put Samsung’s Galaxy III to shame.
Producing millions of iPhones every month, if there is anyone we can trust with a claim that the iPhone will stomp all over the Galaxy, it is the Foxconn CEO himself. The most recent iPhone 5 rumours and pictures have indicated at a longer, slimmer design, with an aluminium back and crucially a longer screen. The launch date is still expected to be around October.
You can check out the first hands on video with the proposed iPhone 5 body, right here.