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iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S4: Winner Is Written In The Stars Already

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Many smartphone buyers are led by manufacturer reputation, and this is especially so at the higher end of the market. The reputations of models like the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 mean that many people will upgrade inline rather than try out other OSs or makers. When the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 6 come out, there’ll be queues waiting for both.

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 6: you already know which one’s right for you

Obviously we don’t know for certain that these phones will be called the Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 6, but for the sake of argument, we’ll use these names.

The Galaxy S4 is believed to be debuting at MWC on February 25, followed by a spring launch, so this isn’t far away.

Apple fans were amazed to see the iPad 4 out just months after the iPad 3, so many reckon that the iPhone 6 will be out before September. It might be out as early as June, at WWDC.

Last year, the iPhone 5, the iPads 4 and Mini, the iMac 2013 and the 13” MacBook Pro were all out in the second half of the year, so Apple might want to pace itself with launches this year, so each device gets its share of the limelight.

This year might also see Samsung develop its own style, to free itself from the legal wrangles with Apple. Samsung has already levelled with Apple in terms of tech and innovation, so if the Koreans can develop a decent trade dress as well, they’ll be onto a winner.

Apple hasn’t gone off yet, as it still has legions of fans, but the Galaxy line is also catching up fast. Product-Reviews recently asked its 22,000 Facebook likers if they’d go for the iPhone 6 or the Galaxy S4, and most said the GS4. These folks are going off reputation, as we don’t know what the GS4 will be like yet. Apple has always relied on its cult following, never revealing anything as base as specs and numbers. Samsung has always been quite shameless about its facts and numbers, and this is what gets its punters going.

Regardless of which phone looks best on paper, customers will make their minds up according to reputation and favourite OS.

Many smartphone buyers are led by manufacturer reputation, and this is especially so at the higher end of the market. The reputations of models like the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 mean that many people will upgrade inline rather than try out other OSs or makers. When the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 6 come out, there’ll be queues waiting for both.
 

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 6: you already know which one’s right for you

Obviously we don’t know for certain that these phones will be called the Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 6, but for the sake of argument, we’ll use these names.
The Galaxy S4 is believed to be debuting at MWC on February 25, followed by a spring launch, so this isn’t far away.
Apple fans were amazed to see the iPad 4 out just months after the iPad 3, so many reckon that the iPhone 6 will be out before September. It might be out as early as June, at WWDC. Last year, the iPhone 5, the iPads 4 and Mini, the iMac 2013 and the 13” MacBook Pro were all out in the second half of the year, so Apple might want to pace itself with launches this year, so each device gets its share of the limelight.
 
This year might also see Samsung develop its own style, to free itself from the legal wrangles with Apple. Samsung has already levelled with Apple in terms of tech and innovation, so if the Koreans can develop a decent trade dress as well, they’ll be onto a winner.
Apple hasn’t gone off yet, as it still has legions of fans, but the Galaxy line is also catching up fast. Product-Reviews recently asked its 22,000 Facebook likers if they’d go for the iPhone 6 or the Galaxy S4, and most said the GS4. These folks are going off reputation, as we don’t know what the GS4 will be like yet. Apple has always relied on its cult following, never revealing anything as base as specs and numbers. Samsung has always been quite shameless about its facts and numbers, and this is what gets its punters going.
Regardless of which phone looks best on paper, customers will make their minds up according to reputation and favourite OS.

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