Samsung is launching its latest Galaxy smartphone today, and Apple’s marketing guy is standing guard, making sure people know what they’re getting themselves into when they make the buy.
Phil Schiller told the Wall Street Journal
in an interview that “Android is often given a free replacement for a feature phone and the experience isn’t as good as an iPhone.”
Many will agree that’s not a very nice thing to say, but Samsung itself has taken similar jabs at Apple / iPhone / iOS in the past.
Schiller added the Android operating system doesn’t provide a seamless experience like iOS does.
“When you take an Android device out of the box, you have to sign up to nine accounts with different vendors to get the experience iOS comes with,” he said. “They don’t work seamlessly together.”
iPhone and iOS, on the other hand, are both made by Apple. Naturally, they’re designed to fit together perfectly.
Schiller shared the same thoughts with Bloomberg
In a few months from now, Apple is expected to unveil its iPhone 5S, a new version of the iPhone 5 with a faster processor, better cameras, iOS 7, and a wider range of color options.
While none of this is confirmed, these are said to be the flagship features of the phone which will buy Apple some time before it gives Foxconn new blueprints for an all-new design in 2014.
However, the Cupertino giant will most likely roll out new iPads before the iPhone 5S. Analysts with ties to the company’s supply chain say there are two tablets coming out of Apple this spring, both of which will have upgraded processors and other beefed-up electronics.
The iPad 5, for instance, is said to adopt the design of the iPad mini.