Foxconn daddy: 'Don't buy Galaxy S III, wait for iPhone 5'
No love lost for 'snitching' Samsung
Samsung's highly anticipated Android-based Galaxy S III smartphone may be basking in attention that it's receiving during its official launch on Wednesday, but there's at least one top tech exec who's snubbing it.
Terry Gou, the "pugnacious" chairman of Hon Hai, the parent company of iPhone and iPad maker Foxconn, advises that consumers should skip Samsung's new flagship handset and wait instead for the iPhone 5, reports Focus Taiwan, citing the China Times.
Gou has no love for Samsung, calling it "a company with a track record of snitching on its competitors" – a reference to Samsung's outing of four Taiwanese companies in a 2010 EU flat-panel price-fixing investigation that resulted in a €434m fine.
The Hon Hai chairman – who has said that his lifelong goal is to defeat Samsung – confirmed that his company had cut a joint-venture deal with Sharp on Monday that he believes will allow Hon Hai to surpass Samsung in three to five years.
The deal will include a new flat-panel television assembly line to be built near Hon Hai's New Taipei headquarters, Gou said, which the China Times claims that "market sources" suggest will manufacture Apple's oft-rumored big-screen TV.
Gou, who is Taiwanese, further dissed Samsung, which is Korean, by complimenting Sharp, which is Japanese. "I respect the Japanese and especially like their execution and communication styles," he said, "Unlike the Koreans, they will not hit you from behind."
Not that putting the boot to the Samsung's Galaxy S III during its coming-out party is a low blow, eh, Chairman Gou? ®
--"a company with a track record of snitching on its competitors" – a reference to Samsung's outing of four Taiwanese companies in a 2010 EU flat-panel price-fixing investigation that resulted in a €434 fine.
Foxconn is pissed because Samsung outed suppliers for screwing the customer? Just making sure I didn't read this wrong, if he's pissed because Samsung doesn't want companies doing illegal shit, then Gou can stick his head up his own ass till he suffocates.
WHo I think is a secret shareholder in Foxconn. Ane he knows which side is his bread buttered on.
Is this really news?
What a douchebag...
Like i needed another reason not to buy Apple gear...
Sir, you talk shit
I've got a Samsung galaxy nexus and my Mrs an I phone 4s. Mine pisses all over it (and here is the important bit) IN MY OPINION.
Talking to your phone to ask "what time is it" just makes you look a twat whether iOS or android. Its a pointless feature. I'm not saying siri isn't slickly done, it is (well, when its the right kind of question anyway). Camera on the 4s isn't amazing either. No phone cameras really are. My nexus has less lag though.
But like Ive said before, horses for courses. She loves hers, I love mine and neither of us sees what the other sees in theirs. Its called individuality and choice. Long may it live.
Sorry I already have a Samsung Galaxy S3, and why would I wait for more of the same?
Really I am not expecting the iPhone 5 to be anything that different from the iPhone 4 or iPhone 3G
really they don't change much, although I would be VERY happy to see something revolutionary rather than evolutionary and obvious from apple for a change....
I am not saying the SGS3 is revolutionary, but its a damn good, well designed, powerful, smart phone....