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Foxconn CEO: iPhone 5 will put Samsung Galaxy S3 to shame

By Leeky · 23 replies
Jun 21, 2012
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  1. Foxconn's CEO Terry Gou used the company's annual shareholders' meeting yesterday to comment on the upcoming 'iPhone 5', saying it would best Samsung's latest flagship smartphone as well as highlighting his continued bitter resentment towards the South Korean technology giant.

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  2. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 4,000   +2,295

    So this guy takes the ole' Steve Jobs attitude towards Samsung. Oh well. Does Foxconn actually design any products themselves?

    Meanwhile, Apple is losing to Samsung in court...
  3. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    I love healthy and bitter rivalries in the corporate world, next to a war, nothing moves technological advances forward faster then this. Now if only the Americans and Euro's would stop sitting in a corner and playing with themselves politically and get back to work like the West side of the pacific rim we'd probably solve allot of global issues across the board.
  4. So this guy takes the ole' Steve Jobs attitude towards Samsung. Oh well. Does Foxconn actually design any products themselves?
    Meanwhile, Apple is losing to Samsung in court...

    this guy summed it up
  5. albertjkruger

    albertjkruger TS Member Posts: 18

    Ever heard of public image/goodwill?

    Gou just reinforced the dim view I have of Apple (more specifically here, their partners such as Foxconn). Arrogance only breeds ignorance.

    The surprising thing is I really struggle to see what positive effect his comments can have. Perhaps he should refocus some of the energy he's spending on hating Samsung into doing something useful.
  6. Considering iPhone 5 is rumoured to launch in Q4 2012, of course it should put the S3 to shame. Technology moves extremely fast in the smartphone space. By that point, they'll have even faster and more power efficient CPUs and GPUs.

    As an Android Samsung Galaxy S1 owner, I am ditching Android this fall for iPhone 5 for these reasons:

    1) Android OS slows down over time to the point where the phone is nowhere near as fast when it was new

    2) iPhone has far higher resale value. $200-300 trade in at places like Amazon or sell it. That means owning an iPhone over 2 year contract is cheaper in US than an Android phone

    3) US carriers are notorious for not upgrading the Android OS. I am still stuck with 2.1 on my S1.....

    4) The exterior components just feel cheap, especially compared to the new iPhone 4 vs. S3 (cheap shiny plastic)

    I never thought I'd come to this point but Android no longer makes any sense to me from any angle other than the OS customization.
  7. omg omg!! now I wont buy S3 and ill wait for iphone5...

    (hey... if they use this kind of tactics imagine waht they think about their customer base...)
  8. yeah ... yeah ...

    iphone 5 is better because workers kill themselfs building it? or why?
  9. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 876   +372

    without apple, foxconn would be gone, no one wants too use there motherboards anymore because they were notoriously bad, there retail boards were just copies of other higher end boards, built with bad quality or shortcuts taken, they even made ECS look good to me. I would assume a phone being released almost 5-6 months after a different phone would be better, not too mention iphones usually cost more then Samsung devices, meaning if your gonna pay more I would expect a superior product too go along with it. we will just have too see what Samsung releases in Q4 and see who beats who. On a side note anyone remember when cell phones were just phones?
  10. davimous

    davimous TS Rookie Posts: 54   +9

    Someone making comments like this in the western world would be called racist and the media would never put it down. In Asia racism is just accepted and expected.
  11. You hit the skeeter on the peter.
  12. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    I don't think making blanket offensive statements about a entire race,based on a company, is healthy.
  13. Neojt

    Neojt TS Addict Posts: 235   +59

    of course not.. now dont tell any Pearl Harbor survivors this...

    Back on topic.. I would hope that the new iphone will be better coming out later PLUS we must say that the 4s was kinda of a we need another year to come up with something as it was only a upgraded model of the previous year where has the SI SII and SIII are totally different phones
  14. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,160   +1,413

    Lol @ Guest with the 4 points... did you just copy and paste your comments from the S3 review?

    And I'll reply with my same reply.... The iphone won't have a good resale value if Apple can put out a good upgrade.

    Anyway... we're getting to the point where you really CAN'T 'blow the S3 out of the water' so to say. If the S3 can do everything you want out of a smartphone and do it fast, then what else is there? We've already got pixels so small you can't em. Maybe they'll have some new battery technology or something.
  15. Yeah..yeah and I remember when phones were made out of smoke.
  16. Give him a credit. They beat Suicidal rate to Samsung
  17. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    Meanwhile my massive 5.3 inch Samsung Galaxy Note is putting the 4S to shame. Traded in my 4 for one and never looked back. They took way too long to come out with the 5 and its still months away. Its been fun Apple but no thanks.
  18. hmmmm iphone 5 is gonna put galaxy s3 to shame.. What is siri gonna give blow jobs now. Wooot!!!
  19. "I respect the Japanese and especially like their execution and communication styles," Gou said. "Unlike the Koreans, they will not hit you from behind."

    Apparently this person was unaware of what happened on December 17th, 1942 in Pearl Harbor. I'm pretty sure that's the definition of hitting your from behind.
  20. Lets look at the price vs performance ratio of samsung vs apple and then decide..

    Oh wait that's right we already know the difference there, well how about after purchasing a samsung and apple iphone lets compare the after sales contract prices and application prices etc...

    Oh yeah again..
  21. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +59

    Of course they have to keep the Apple hype wheels spinning as the SIII hits the streets.
  22. I don't know. Sounds like he really dislikes Samsung. What do you think?
  23. I dont no what BULL **** carrier you have, but almost every carrier upgraded their s1 to atleast 2.3 The Iphone slows down two after 2 years of being out....Everyone has updates the average life of a phone is max 2 years. Hense the upgrade time tables.
  24. Wrong again, Apple won in court to the tune of $1,000,000,000.00 count them zeros and remember that this a minimum award, another jury win give more depending on the Samsung level of intent, so add a couple more billion in awards for their thievery

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