Foxconn’s Chief Executive Officer, Terry Gou, is no fan of Samsung. During a press conference this week, he said he had made it a lifetime goal to defeat Samsung – "a company with a track record of snitching on its competitors."
He also urged smartphone buyers to wait for the launch of Apple's iPhone 5, arguing that the handset “will put Samsung's Galaxy III to shame,” according to a Chinese outlet citing the Foxconn CEO.
Gou, who heads the largest electronics company in the world, didn’t provide any specifics on the new iPhone about to be assembled at his factories.
However, it is worth pointing out that the media has, on occasion, misquoted or mistranslated Gou’s statements regarding his company’s affairs with Apple.
On the other hand, common sense will tell you that Apple’s next iPhone will probably kill from a design standpoint, which usually makes a huge difference when people go out to buy a smartphone.
According to the latest leaks, the iPhone 5 will be just 7.6 millimeters thick, it will have a similar design to the iPhone 4S but an elongated body, and a larger, 4-inch display with the same Retina quality found on the current-generation models.
It is still unclear how third-party developers will scale up their applications to fit the extra 176 pixels added on the vertical. It’s being speculated that Apple will provide the groundwork via a new SDK with conversion tools.
Developers, however, aren’t too afraid of such changes, as revealed in a study by Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster.
“Leaked” case diagrams showing purported iPhone 5 schematics “measure up to what we’ve heard before,” reports Mobile Fun, a site that allegedly spoke with a manufacturer who said the blueprints were accurate.