Many people have already decided whether they will buy the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the iPhone 6 when they are released, even if they don’t realize it yet. A lot of people will simply make an inline upgrade without even considering switching to its biggest competitor. As the current iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 are typically indistinguishable when it comes to their popularity and hardware, this applies more than ever.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: inline upgrades for majority in order
Of course there is nothing to say that the next two handsets will be called the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 6. However for the time being we shall stick with these names until we find out otherwise.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is said to be coming out in February, according to rumours. This may happen at the MWC and the device could be in stores by March or April of 2013. This would mean that we would see the Galaxy S4 in just two to three months’ time.
Apple meanwhile shocked their fans when they chose to deliver the iPad 4 just months following the launch of its predecessor. Due to this some people say that Apple could launch the iPhone 6 before September. This may mean it could be out as early as June of 2014, so it could make an entrance at the WWDC. This year Apple has released the iPhone 5, the iPad 4, the MacBook Pro 13 inch and the iMac 2013. Of course these devices came out near enough together during the last half of 2012, therefore Apple may well decide they don’t want to crowd the launch of the iPhone 6 and give it an early launch.
In 2013 Samsung may take on Apple in the looks department after they were accused of copying the styling of Apple this year. Samsung have also chased and even possibly overtaken Apple in the technology department and of course they will now have to have a facelift so as to look the part.
Apple meanwhile have many fans who are devoted to iOS. However Samsung now do too. This was proven recently when Product-Reviews asked their 22,000 fans on Facebook which of the two devices they would choose between the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S4. The majority of them chose the Galaxy S4, based solely on the reputation of the brand name and Android, as right now the specs of either handset are unknown. Apple has enjoyed a following that is almost cult like and they have never relied on boasting about specs. Samsung on the other hand rely on numbers when they take to the stage to launch their devices, and these then do all the talking.
It is thought that when the two devices are launched, they will be very evenly matched once again, and hence it will come down to reputation and platform for the majority of upgraders once again. If you’re with iOS right now, you will want the iPhone 6. Android fans will have eyes for the Samsung Galaxy S4 instead.