Can Samsung Overtake Apple in 2013?

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Susan Fourtané
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Re: Can Samsung Overtake Apple in 2013
Susan Fourtané   5/31/2013 8:40:14 PM
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Thanks, Adeniji. :) 

-Susan

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Can Samsung Overtake Apple in 2013
Adeniji Kayode   5/22/2013 6:37:56 AM
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@Susan,

"Stable" I,m happy hear that.

Jacob
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Jacob   5/21/2013 12:03:01 AM
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"That is the big question. Will Samsung will be able to keep the same results it got in the first quarter long enough to make it count? "

Susan, I think so because after the releasing of S4, there sales figures are gone up and moreover so far Apple hadn't announced any new releases.

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Re: Can Samsung Overtake Apple in 2013
Himanshugupta   5/20/2013 10:39:41 AM
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Samsung has been very aggressive about its pricing and marketing. It has about 14 smartphones catering to the needs of all price and user ranges while Apple has effectively 3-4 smartphones that too at a premium price. As far as the brand value goes, Samsung now commands the same respect to smartphone user as any other brands so in such a situation i think that Samsung can overtake Apple in maybe 2 years (assuming they keep their innovation engine running like last year). Apple needs to diversify and come up with product like Google Glass.

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Re: Can Samsung Overtake Apple in 2013
WY   5/20/2013 7:09:14 AM
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Susan, Many of the "good number of people" probably don't care about what they are getting for their hard-earned money. In essence, they are paying more "real" money for the iPhone? which generally come with lesser HW spec & features" than almost all the high-end smartphones from the other OEMs. I hope these people who are simply throwing money away can wake up soon!

Your question of "what phone would you buy is simple to answer". For those ages 35 years and above, for those age 14 and below, iPhone is simply a bad device because it stress the eyes. Because a lot of people use smartphone to play games, internet surfing, read news, watch movies and TV, the bigger the screen display, the less stress on the eyes. This is particular important for the kids whose eyes are still adapting to the world. iPhone is slightly better than its predecessors. Still, iPhone5's screen is so much smaller than the 4.3/4.5/4.7/5.0 used by the other high-end smartphones. Please don't say that 4.3" or 4.5" is too big for the hands because they are not. Compared to iPhone5, 4.5" offers much larger viewing area yet very manageable with one finger. I recall, 6 to 8 years ago, almost all the technology analysts and editors kept saying that the Japanese high-tech gizmos have small buttons that are uncomfortable. It is because "we Americans have big hands and large fingers!". How time has changed. Americans have been putting up with the smallish display and tiny on-screen virtual keyboard but are no longer concerned of their large hands and fingers! As analyst, you own the world an opinion which is a result of as many aspects of a product as possible, not just one-side view of only the good points of Apple's products! In particular, your audiences are no longer pure Americans or native Americans. As the readers of EBN come from all over the world, it is only appropriate that your reports and analysis cover the viewpoints of the diverse ethnics as much as possible.

 

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Re: How much does Apple care?
gpbobby   5/18/2013 7:38:43 AM
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I guess there is always some room for improvement in all things, but my experience with Apple's on-line help as well as their stores has been close to perfect. They are considerate, and for the most part very knowlegeable. That's what keeps me coming back for more.

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Apple needs a Steve Jobs
cookiejar   5/17/2013 12:04:15 PM
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No doubt, Steve Jobs was an eccentric and iconic corporate leader. 

We only have to look at history to see what happened to Apple the first time Jobs got kicked out, when Apple management thought they could do better without him.  Apple was saved from impending bankruptcy by of all people Bill Gates. 

I believe we're simply seeing history repeating itself, though I don't think Bill Gates will be the savior this time as there's no more Steve Jobs.  Are we about to witness another Kodak moment?

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Re: How much does Apple care?
_hm   5/16/2013 6:43:09 PM
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@Susan: Do you think Apple follows quick update? I do not think so. It is media who get infatuated with Apple new release and Apple stock price.

 

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Re: Can Samsung Overtake Apple in 2013
Mr. Roques   5/16/2013 10:00:33 AM
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There have been rumors that Apple was going to release a mini iPhone or a low price phone. Do you have any news on that? Samsung has had a strategy to release new devices twice a year. That has helped them stay in the headlines.

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Re: Can Samsung Overtake Apple in 2013
Lily   5/16/2013 5:19:33 AM
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Susan, 

What I mean is that Samsung may also create classic, after all, there have always been innovation in Samsung's Galaxy smartphone, such as the latest use of AMOLED. But from iphone 4s to iphone 5, there is no innovational functions in it. 

As for smartphone price, Samsung not only introduces high-end model, but also mid and low-end smartphones, which are more appealing to consumers in emerging markes, including China, India, Africa regions. These markets can contribute a lot of market shares. 

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