Samsung takes a stab at Apple for joining the phablet world
It took Apple a crazy 5 years to finally consider increasing the screen size of its beloved iPhone from 3.5-inches to 4 with the iPhone 5. Even so, many believed that there was more opportunity for growth as Apple continued to push for the importance of one-handed usability. Yesterday’s launch of the bigger iPhone 6, and the gigantic iPhone 6 Plus marks a complete contradiction to the company’s mentality, and as a result, competitors begin chiming in.
The Samsung Mobile crew in Philippines tweeted a photo that repeats a famous phrase from the late Steve Jobs: “No one is going to buy a big phone,” and with some added text that reads: “Guess who surprised themselves and changed their minds,” along with some added publicity for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Steve Jobs became famous for saying this at Apple’s Antenna Gate event for the iPhone 4 after referring to devices like the Motorola Droid X and the HTC HD2. Jobs even went as far as to call these two particular phones “Hummers.”
If you think of it, Samsung has a point. You could argue that Apple doesn’t care about being late to any particular game as long as it does things better than the competition, but it’s hard to find any improvements in the iPhone 6 Plus when compared to any of the Galaxy Notes ever launched.