Foxconn, the Chinese company that makes Apple’s products, put its weight behind the iPhone 5 juggernaut when CEO Terry Gou gave his frank opinion of the phone and its rival the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Gou: iPhone 5 will put Samsung Galaxy S3 to shame
According to 9-5Mac (citing a Focus Taiwan report with quotes from a China Times story), Gou has apparently said that the next iPhone will “put Samsung’s Galaxy 3 to shame.”
Gou called Samsung a company “with a track record of snitching on its competitors.” This refers to a 2010 incident in which Samsung helped the European Commission to investigate four Taiwanese companies over price fixing. Gou claims that Samsung escaped investigation by providing information as a “tainted witness.”
Gou didn’t elaborate as to how the iPhone 5 will shame Samsung, and he didn’t explain how Sharp’s “pioneering technology” in flat panel displays would give the company a three-year competitive advantage over Samsung. Sharp is believed to be developing the screens for Apple’s supposed new TV, although Gou didn’t touch on this. It is, however, typical of Gou to be vague when talking about his company and its products.
Bear in mind, though, that Foxconn made headlines worldwide earlier this year when Gou “confirmed” the development of an Apple TV. The tech world went crazy with excitement, and some publications reported as if the announcement had come direct from Apple. Apple did not, however, make the announcement and Foxconn also denied that Gou had spoken about a new TV.
Will this story go the same way? We’ll have to wait and see. Have a good weekend folks!