Jeremy Sexton
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"Is Apple Losing Its Cool to Samsung?"

Another great example of people losing their mind when it comes to Apple.

While many analysts agree that Samsung isn’t as innovative as Apple in terms of design and software capability, it has been able to match other electronics companies’ products at a cheaper price.

Doesn’t that sorta answer the thesis of the article?

Samsung’s high-end smartphones are priced similarly to their iPhone counterparts in the U.S. But Samsung’s devices have been significantly discounted at times, to less than a quarter of the sticker price in some cases.

So the answer is no, right?

Despite the threat from Samsung, Apple still sold a record 47 million iPhones in the latest quarter, and the two largest U.S. carriers, AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless, said the majority of smartphones activated over the holidays were iPhones.

So you’re trying to make the point that it’s not even close, right?

Dora Daniels, 26, of Oakland, Calif., said she learned about Samsung’s latest Galaxy S III because of giant ads plastered around a downtown San Francisco transit station.

“It’s silly because I don’t want to be a slave to marketing but it really got into my head,” said Ms. Daniels, who recently switched to the Samsung phone from an older iPhone.

Oh, well I guess that settles it then.

This post was written on January 27th, 2013.
It has been tagged apple, smartphones, business, anti-apple.
The original was created by Ian Sherr and Evan Ramstad for Wall Street Journal