With the whole tech world still reeling under the Samsung effect since the launch of its Galaxy S3 in Indian markets late May, rival Apple may possibly take a bigger bite of success with its upcoming iPhone 5, as claimed by a high-profile executive.
According to Terry Gou, CEO of electronic manufacturer Foxconn, Samsung's third generation smartphone will be left in dust following the launch of the much-awaited iPhone 5. Gou added that consumers should hold off purchasing Galaxy S3, with the iPhone 5 expected to put Samsung's latest to "shame", a Focus Taiwan report said.
Obviously on Apple's side, the Taiwanese tycoon claimed that Samsung has "a track record of snitching on its competitors".
Often touted as the iPhone killer, Samsung's Galaxy S3 has already had tech enthusiasts enrapt with its futuristic and state of the art features that might not possibly require any further enhancements. However, reeling with ambition, Apple is expected to unveil a bigger launch for its iPhone 5 by adding far better features in an attempt to override Samsung 's success in the smartphone arena.
Meanwhile, the sixth generation iPhone, which is rumoured to debut sometime in October this year, may arrive with a spate of high-end features asn well as a 4-inch screen, Liquidmetal body case, plus a mini connector.
Analysts are also anticipating that Apple will integrate several improvements in the highly anticipated device. According to a CNET report, Shaw Wu, tech analyst of Sterne Agee, predicts the iPhone 5 will sport "a new form factor, a slightly larger screen, and 4G LTE support built into Apple's next flagship phone."
Wu also added that Apple may close a deal with telecommunication company China Mobile for offering the iPhone on the operator's TD-SCDMA 3G network for its 650 million subscribers in China.