TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-02: Samsung’s New iPhone Copy, More Apple Car Evidence

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Samsung fired up its copiers to make the Galaxy S6 smartphone very iPhone 6-like. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss when and why Samsung copies Apple and other device makers, plus they dive into the news that Apple documents in Switzerland say the company is in the car business.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-02: Samsung’s New iPhone Copy, More Apple Car Evidence

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I’ve not yet listened to the podcast, so if this is mentioned in it, my apologies. That said, regarding the Samsung Galaxy S6, they did make it iPhone-like in three very detrimental ways: It is no longer waterproof, there’s no SIM-card slot, and no removable/replaceable battery. Those three features were key differentiators for Samsung, and a primary reason why they had a devoted following similar to that of Apple. We like the ecosystem, end-user experience, and style. They liked the waterproof, SIM-card, and removable battery. And Samsung took all three away.

To put it mildly, based on comments following any online article on the S6, Samsung’s following is NOT happy. I would say it’s well over 90% against the new phones, and all because they removed three features that their customer base absolutely loved. It should be interesting to see how well the new handsets do—or don’t—sell.

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