Samsung has successfully killed Sony, is Apple next?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by iPad5, Apr 14, 2013.


After Apple cut Samsung, will Samsung be having a hard time copying Apple products?

  1. Yes

    13 vote(s)
  2. No

    31 vote(s)
  1. iPad5, Apr 14, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2013

    iPad5 macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2013
    How Sony Is Turning into a Ghost in Japan and Around the World

    I think Apple has made a great move by cutting Samsung out as one of their suppliers. Hopefully, Apple won't repeat Sony's huge mistake of keeping Samsung as their main supplier, and Samsung ended up betraying Sony. Nobody is buying Sony HDTVs anymore, everyone would rather get Samsung HDTVs since those are cheaper and almost as good. Do you guys think that after Apple cutting Samsung as one of their major suppliers, Samsung will be having a hard time trying to copy Apple products? Yes/No
  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
  3. OceanView macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2005
    You realize Samsung is the Steel Maker to Apples Automaker position here?
  4. macalec macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2012
    I hope samsung goes down before anyone... I dont like them-never did... I think LG even makes better TV's.

  5. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
    I sincerely hope not.

    Samsung makes arguable some of the best electronic products. Ranging from flash storage to simple white goods. I'm guessing a lot of things in your home have Samsung chips in them.
  6. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009

    Plasmas are the best but samsung lcd's are definitely better than LG.
  7. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    trying ? That's a bit cruel....

    At least praise the man when they are doing a good job ;) :D
  8. EstaVidaLoca macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2012
    Lol well they'll be no need for a Samsung killed HTC thread because HTC is killing themselves.
  9. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Depends on the model, price range and series number really.....

    Can't say which is best definitively between any of them as so many variables. Also with TV's its a lot to do with the processing now-a-days too which can change viewing so so much.

    My LG 42" 3D LED TV has a much better picture than my 46" Samsung 3D LED TV despite the Samung costing €1459 and the LG €749 and that's mainly due to technological changes in the 12 months age gap between them.
  10. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    So tired of the "Samsung is copying Apple" myth.

    Let's look at the Galaxy Note series. Yep, that's exactly like... nothing Apple makes.

    Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4. Yep, I can see how people think they're just like the iPhone... okay, so I can't.

    Exynos vs A# chips are just alike in every way, except that they're not. Especially if we look at the way that Apple gets better battery life for their processors (optimizing and clocking down) vs what Samsung is doing (Octa-core).

    The worst part of it is recently, when Best Buy started to talk about Samsung Experience shops. It's like Apple invented store-within-a-store according to some people.
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    While Samsung makes some great phones, I don't think they will kill off Apple.
  12. lazard macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2012
    Samsung didn't kill Sony. Sony died from their self inflicted wound.

  13. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2010
    the north, UK
    if samsung kill apple, who will they copy off?
  14. iPad5 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2013
    Funny that you mentioned this, I was exactly thinking the same thing!
  15. tjl3 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2012
    Panasonic plasmas are the best =D
  16. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    The best looking screen is the Sony Bravia line, but Samsung's Smart TVs are freaking awesome. I just might switch to a Samsung Smart TV next.
  17. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Apple is currently "too big to fail" they have far too much money/revenue and are a little smarter than the average suits in the industry.

    Lets look at the Galaxy S. Yep its lost twin brother of the iPhone 3G/3GS. And Galaxy Tab 10.1, I can see how they're similar to the seriously I can. What about their new Wallet app. Yep exactly like...Passbook from Apple.
  18. Kashsystems macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2012
    I guess we are going to have to forget about ordering that PS4.
  19. vincebio macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2005
    what a lot of utter tripe.

    Go check out the Sony Bravia KDL HX series TV's and then some Samsungs and you might reverse your thread title...
  20. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    Sydney, Australia.
  21. adnbek macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2011
    Montreal, Quebec
    Myth indeed.

  22. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Samsung didn't kill Sony. Sony died because of old age.

    Samsung started off by copying/following Apple. They still do. Retail stores? Apple is one of the few tech companies that pulled it off successfully. You don't see a Toshiba store, Dell store, etc. Same with store within a store stuff. Apple wasn't the first, but they are one of the few that make it work successfully. Without Apple, Samsung will die. To this day, Samsung has not taken a previously "failed" product category like tablet computers, music players, touchscreen phone, etc. and made it globally successful. Sure they made great strides with large screen smartphones, phablets, etc. but those are different than Apple making tablet computers, music players, touchscreen phones popular. Apple made smartphones popular, Samsung made large screen smartphones popular. Both are impressive but one is slightly more so.

    In cellular network terms, Apple is to Samsung as 4G LTE is to HSDPA+. Samsung has not reinvigorated a previously "failed" product category and made it largely successful. A good example of this is smart TVs. If Samsung is truly "better" than Apple, they would have made smart TVs ubiquitous as iPhones, iPods and iPads were relative to its time. But Samsung has already tried its hand with smart TVs and has failed like everybody else. Apple has not (Apple TV is not a smart TV, it's a set top box).
  23. Radiating macrumors 65816

    Dec 29, 2011
    Sony makes products that are of a much higher quality than Samsung, and people still buy Sony products because they know that Samsung makes cheap junk.
  24. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    The iPhone UI has become the status quo quickly after it's initial release. Trying to gain momentum outside the status quo is not easy, so you can't blame Samsung for making it's UI more iPhone like. I feel it's more like "fitting in" rather than just pain outright copying.

    It's obvious that Samsung has been a little too blatant in doing so, but they were not the only ones. Actually, who didn't Apple try to sue?

    How do you not incorporate something that's the standard? How well would a Macbook sell with a dvorak keyboard? Not well at all.

    The same can be said with Apple. It's obvious, they really didn't want to make the iP5 with a bigger screen. But screens larger than 3.5 are the new status quo and Apple has to follow.

    Also, Apple acts like no other hardware design or UI created before the iPhone were similar, which plenty were. I'm pretty sure Apple didn't gain all it's ideas from thin air.

    The status quo of the iPhone is rapidly dissipating. Soon enough, Apple might find itself following Samsung's way.

    Didn't mean to be all over the place, just tired of all this copycat talk.

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