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Foxconn Says iPhone 5 Will Put Galaxy S III to Shame

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Chief of Foxconn's parent company says the iPhone 5 will shame the Galaxy SIII.

Samsung is this week preparing for the North American launch of its much anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone and the company's marketing department is working overtime to spread the word about its newest flagship device. However, it seems the maker of the iPhone is eager to remind potential Galaxy S III buyers what they might miss out on should they decide to buy Samsung in the near future.

Despite the fact that Apple has yet to confirm the existence of the iPhone 5, Terry Gou, Chairman of Hon Hai Precision (parent company of Foxconn), says the next iPhone will put the Galaxy S III to shame. Word comes from a Focus Taiwan story that covers Hon Hai's newest deal with Japan's Sharp Corp. Gou said that this deal with Sharp will allow Hon Hai to beat rival Samsung within three to five years.

Gou didn't mention anything else about the iPhone 5, and considering it's his company that makes the phone, we all know what's in it for him if people hold off on the GSIII to wait for the new iPhone. However, it is the first official word we've gotten regarding the iPhone 5's existence. Rumored to be making an appearance later this year, Apple's latest version of iOS is also scheduled to launch in the fall.

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    Marco925 , June 21, 2012 8:36 PM
    by the time the iphone 5(i still think it'll be called the iphone 6) comes out, the samsung Galaxy S IV will be half-complete. thus continuing the perpetual performance war.
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    gshauger , June 21, 2012 8:44 PM
    Yet I still won't buy the latest Apple garbage
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    whiteodian , June 21, 2012 8:45 PM
    Competition is good for the consumer, but come on, this is just idle talk. Where are the specs to back it up? I don't see how their yearly upgrades have ever really put anything to shame.
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  • 42 Hide
    Marco925 , June 21, 2012 8:36 PM
    by the time the iphone 5(i still think it'll be called the iphone 6) comes out, the samsung Galaxy S IV will be half-complete. thus continuing the perpetual performance war.
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    gshauger , June 21, 2012 8:44 PM
    Yet I still won't buy the latest Apple garbage
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    whiteodian , June 21, 2012 8:45 PM
    Competition is good for the consumer, but come on, this is just idle talk. Where are the specs to back it up? I don't see how their yearly upgrades have ever really put anything to shame.
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    amdwilliam1985 , June 21, 2012 8:48 PM
    Samsung Galaxy s4 will put iPhone 5/6 to shame.

    Seriously, I can't see how iPhone 5 or 6 can ever come close to sgs3.
    3.99 inches versus 4.8 inches. Don't tell me about iOS versus Android, they're both great, it's just a taste of preference. I used both, and they both have great and pain points.

    I hope Apple will keep the 3.5 inches so that they can stick to the idea that they got the magically size. Any increase in the screen size will prone Android/wp7 users to scream copy cat. Then again, if they don't increase the size, I won't even consider it, even my baby brother thinks it's too small. Very hard decision for Apple to make.
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    Prey , June 21, 2012 8:53 PM
    Couldn't then the Galaxy S4 put the iPhone 5 to shame. I think foxconn should focus on the workers making the iPhone 5 and not what it may or may not do.
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    v3nom777 , June 21, 2012 8:55 PM
    Yeah, I'm going to wait for WP8 and a lineup of Windows Tablets, thanks though.
  • 32 Hide
    jcurry23 , June 21, 2012 8:55 PM
    after that statement probably 10 people from Foxconn jumped off the roof.
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    aqualipt , June 21, 2012 8:59 PM
    i would love to see that, seriusly, because that will only mean that we (The consumers) are getting a better phone so, yeah, i hope the iphone 5 puts the GS3 to shame, although that will be hard.
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    screemo , June 21, 2012 9:04 PM
    there goes another 5 people off the roof...
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    math1337 , June 21, 2012 9:11 PM
    I'm feeling another Nexus with android 5 approaching by the time the next iphone comes out.
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    tntom , June 21, 2012 9:11 PM
    Sounds like he is referring only to the display being better. It will just be too small to tell. He forgets that Galaxy Note II will be launching at the same time as the iPhone5 and is expected to have new display tech. HTC OneX and LG Optimus 4x both have in my opinion better displays than the SGSIII. Also he says "in 3-5years" so which is it?
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    tiang , June 21, 2012 9:18 PM
    I doubt IP5S can be better than SG3. That is just a marketing strategy to hold people back to buy the Samsung products. As we all know that SG2 is far superior that IP4S. I am sure consumers nowadays are smart enough not to listen to any rumour!
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    g-unit1111 , June 21, 2012 9:29 PM
    It's all talk. I had the iPhone 4 and hated it. I now have the Galaxy S2 and it's easily among the best phones I've ever had. If they fix the antenna problems the iPhone 4 had, the iPhone 5 will be great, until then I'll believe it when I see it.
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    kartu , June 21, 2012 9:37 PM
    It's not only a talk, it's a talk of the guy who's very interested in iPhone 5 selling well.
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    bustapr , June 21, 2012 9:43 PM
    there really isnt reason to take his words too seriously. hes the boss of foxcon parent company, I doubt hed know the specifics and performance gaps in the hardware. Hes just marketing the product his subcompany makes, just like any other manufacturer would do for their employer.
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    alexmx , June 21, 2012 9:45 PM
    yeah right

    I bet it'll have a 4 inches display with 4K resolution, 4K wall projector, 3D video capture (4K of course, to match the projector) It will be run by a fully functional quantum cpu and also it will feature an ARC reactor...
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    vertigo_2000 , June 21, 2012 9:45 PM
    I'll start by saying I expect to get thumbed down to oblivion, but...
    Maybe I'm just a tree-hugging stick-in-the-mud, maybe it's just my generation (but I doubt it), but what happens to all these older phones that some of you are getting rid of to upgrade to these newer, better phones every generation? I assume you sell them or give them to relatives or trade them in, but at some point, all these unused phones are making their way to a landfill somewhere.
    And I'm not suggesting everyone with a smart phone is upgrading everytime a new version comes out, but in all seriousness... it's a phone. Designed primarily to make phone calls, but generally used to make calls and text.
    And it's your money to do with as you see fit, but personally, I can't justify buying/upgrading on a regular basis when the phone I have does what I need it to do. Make a phone and text.
    So in all seriousness, other than the need to keep up with the Jones' and have the latest/greatest, what's the point?
    Begin the down thumbing.
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    alexmx , June 21, 2012 9:55 PM
    vertigo_2000I'll start by saying I expect to get thumbed down to oblivion, but...Maybe I'm just a tree-hugging stick-in-the-mud, maybe it's just my generation (but I doubt it), but what happens to all these older phones that some of you are getting rid of to upgrade to these newer, better phones every generation? I assume you sell them or give them to relatives or trade them in, but at some point, all these unused phones are making their way to a landfill somewhere.And I'm not suggesting everyone with a smart phone is upgrading everytime a new version comes out, but in all seriousness... it's a phone. Designed primarily to make phone calls, but generally used to make calls and text.And it's your money to do with as you see fit, but personally, I can't justify buying/upgrading on a regular basis when the phone I have does what I need it to do. Make a phone and text.So in all seriousness, other than the need to keep up with the Jones' and have the latest/greatest, what's the point?Begin the down thumbing.



    AFAIK, they get recycled, at least here in my country.

    When you go to renew your phone, the place has bins where you can put either separately or complete the phones plus their batteries
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