Many people upgrade their phone according to brand loyalty and reputation, especially with the higher-end phones like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 which have a lot of traction behind them.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S4: things to come
This means that many have already made up their minds about the iPhone 6 or the Samsung Galaxy S4. Most owners will make an inline upgrade when their contracts end without even thinking of defecting. The fact that these rivals are almost indistinguishable in hardware and popularity makes this even truer.
Obviously we can’t be certain that the next two Apple and Samsung flagships will be called the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S4, but as we’re not psychic, these names will do for now.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is thought to be ready for a February launch at next year’s MWC, followed by a March or April release date, so we’ve only got two or three months wait before we see it.
Apple amazed fans by bringing out the iPad 4 only a matter of months after its predecessor, and now many think that the iPhone 6 could be out before next September. It could be out as early as June – at the WWDC. We’ve already seen, in 2012, the iPhone 5, the iPad 4, the iMac 2013 and the MacBook Pro 13”. These devices all came out in the latter half of 2012, so Apple might not want to crowd out the iPhone 6, making an earlier launch a good idea.
Next year could see Samsung finally take on Apple in the looks arena – especially after the drubbing the Korean company got in the courtroom for “borrowing” Apple’s style. Samsung has caught up with Apple in tech, so now it has to start looking the part too.
Cupertino has hordes of devotees, still. But so does Samsung. Product-Reviews surveyed 22,000 of its Facebook fans, and asked them which they’d choose – the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the iPhone 6. Most went for the Galaxy S4, based mainly on the company rep and the platform – the specs aren’t known yet, of course. Apple has more of a cult following and doesn’t do anything so tawdry as publish specs and numbers, whereas Samsung has always relied on the numbers to speak (loudly) for themselves.
Regardless of this poll, though, we can expect the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 6 to be as evenly matched as their predecessors.