1. Speedygi's Avatar
    Given the usual counter-programming competitors have towards Apple's offerings, especially the iPhone, how do you think the competition will react to a potential 4.5 - 5.5 inch smartphone killer in the iPhone 6? Will the Android market see a serious contender or will the LGs and Sonys of the world laugh it off?

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    05-18-2014 11:40 PM
  2. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I think they'll laugh it off because they feel Apple is late to the game. It'll also make the other manufacturers innovate even more now that Apple is finally giving a lot of people what they want as far as size...there's no reason for those folks to stay with Android or another OS. Consumers everywhere should be thrilled because it makes the world of smartphones much more interesting. I just hope the rumors are true and Apple gives us some choices.
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    05-18-2014 11:54 PM
  3. HAWK's Avatar
    I think companies will be a bit nervous if apple decides to go with the larger screen due to the fact that apples followers that have moved over to Samsung will slowly start moving back. But who knows


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    05-19-2014 12:28 AM
  4. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I think companies will be a bit nervous if apple decides to go with the larger screen due to the fact that apples followers that have moved over to Samsung will slowly start moving back. But who knows
    Me for instance. I can't wait to replace my iphone 5 (defunct) and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (awful) with two iPhone 6; one for work and one for personal use.
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    05-19-2014 03:47 AM
  5. FFR's Avatar
    Very poorly.
    I don't expect many competitors to make it past 2015.
    Nokia and Motorola are already done.
    Htc and Blackberry are next.
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    05-19-2014 05:07 AM
  6. Speedygi's Avatar
    I think companies will still use low pricing as a differentiator but it's going to be much closer since now Apple has a phone that's the same size as the Android flagships. It's going to be an interesting late rush this year to try to counteract the release(s) of the new iPhones this year...
    05-19-2014 05:15 AM
  7. agalaria's Avatar
    I agree but apple has to work a lot on OS as there are so many bugs. Still its better than android but expectations from apple is always crisp and clean OS.
    05-19-2014 06:15 AM
  8. rayz336's Avatar
    I honestly don't know that it will be a major thing for them. People don't just use other OSs for screen size, some genuinely like other experiences than the Apple one.
    Last edited by rayz336; 05-19-2014 at 08:50 AM.
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    05-19-2014 08:38 AM
  9. Speedygi's Avatar
    I honestly don't know that it will be a major thing for them. People don't just use other OSs for screen size, some genuinely like other experiences than the Apple one.
    But given the numbers of customer satisfaction for Apple's products, I think it's safe to say many who use Samsung's phones for the bigger sizes, but once used iPhones would be tempted to go back to the iPhone through the 6...
    05-19-2014 10:15 AM
  10. theromz's Avatar
    But given the numbers of customer satisfaction for Apple's products, I think it's safe to say many who use Samsung's phones for the bigger sizes, but once used iPhones would be tempted to go back to the iPhone through the 6...
    One key thing is people generally don't like to change, for some users to come back to iOS, their current phone would have to do something bad. They might have left cause the Galaxy whatever had a bigger screen, but I don't think they will all go back now that the iPhone has a similar sized display, unless the Galaxy has something wrong.

    This is off course my opinion, but I just believe most people are lazy, and dislike change, and the experience on galaxy devices (many alternative too the iPhone) are 'good enough' even if there not amazing/perfect. For most people good enough works.
    05-19-2014 05:40 PM
  11. boovish's Avatar
    Very poorly.
    I don't expect many competitors to make it past 2015.
    Nokia and Motorola are already done.
    Htc and Blackberry are next.
    I think BB is already done. Motorola may still surprise us with a crazily different design.
    05-19-2014 07:06 PM
  12. Speedygi's Avatar
    I think BB is already done. Motorola may still surprise us with a crazily different design.
    Plus Motorola is a godsend in the budget phone department...
    05-19-2014 07:26 PM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I'm sure Android manufacturers are just bracing themselves for the iPhone getting a bigger screen. If there is one executive on any of those boards that doesn't think a larger screen iPhone won't eat a chunk of their own sales, they're completely stupid. All these companies have things up their sleeves. It's always good for us consumers to see what everyone else has to offer whenever the new iPhone is announced.
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    05-19-2014 07:51 PM
  14. FFR's Avatar
    I'm sure Android manufacturers are just bracing themselves for the iPhone getting a bigger screen. If there is one executive on any of those boards that doesn't think a larger screen iPhone won't eat a chunk of their own sales, they're completely stupid. All these companies have things up their sleeves. It's always good for us consumers to see what everyone else has to offer whenever the new iPhone is announced.
    The iPhone 5/s/c took them out at the knees.
    The iPhone 6 will end it.
    05-20-2014 09:45 AM
  15. FFR's Avatar
    Plus Motorola is a godsend in the budget phone department...
    The budget market is a race to the bottom, losing your most loyal fans along the way.
    Just look at Nokia and blackberry.

    If Motorola was at all profitable, google wouldn't have sold it to lenovo.

    Unfortunately budget/elastic customers offer no loyalty to brands, only price.
    05-20-2014 10:01 AM
  16. melbsteve's Avatar
    well, really it won't make a big impact what competitors such as Windows Phone/Nokia/HTC do. The only company that (unfortunately) has the power to maybe skew the iPhone perception a little is Samsung... and I'm sure we will get to see some very aggressive anti marketing. That's the one thing they can do, the other will be releasing something similar just before Apple do it, in the hope to 'dampen' iPhone6 sales figures. Aren't Samsung planning on releasing the S5 with a metal body? I believe that's what they'll do a few weeks before the iPhone6 keynote kicks off. Just like they did with WWDC and that ridiculous health event prior to it. Samsung are so darn fixated on Apple's success, they'll pull out the big guns this year and play it (even) more dirty than usual.
    My prediction.
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    05-20-2014 09:34 PM
  17. Speedygi's Avatar
    Given Samsung's track record, they would be doing something to counteract the iPhone 6, but I'm not sure about a metallic S5, that would be way out of the usual Samsung range I think.
    05-21-2014 12:34 AM
  18. nason54's Avatar
    When the first iPhone came out, everyone wanted to be just like it--to be better than the iPhone.

    Up until the iPhone 4/4s, in my opinion, was still the phone that was the "thing" with being ahead of it's competitors in every way. After iPhone 5, they tried to do things their own way but surprisingly people didn't respond with great awe. Then the galaxy phones became the next big "thing".

    So with that said, I think every competitors are worried because of what the next iPhone could do on top of a larger screen size.


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    05-21-2014 01:54 AM
  19. melbsteve's Avatar
    Given Samsung's track record, they would be doing something to counteract the iPhone 6, but I'm not sure about a metallic S5, that would be way out of the usual Samsung range I think.
    Yeah I researched what I was referring to and it doesn't look like the S5 Prime will be what I thought it would.
    I'm still fairly sure though that the Prime will be announced in a third, separate event - just in time for iPhone6
    (there's already two more events planned for May and June? bloody hell Samsung..)
    05-21-2014 08:23 PM
  20. FFR's Avatar
    Yeah I researched what I was referring to and it doesn't look like the S5 Prime will be what I thought it would.
    I'm still fairly sure though that the Prime will be announced in a third, separate event - just in time for iPhone6
    (there's already two more events planned for May and June? bloody hell Samsung..)
    I believe Samsung has events scheduled for the week before and for the week after WWDC.

    They seem desperate.
    05-23-2014 06:49 AM
  21. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Yeah I researched what I was referring to and it doesn't look like the S5 Prime will be what I thought it would.
    I'm still fairly sure though that the Prime will be announced in a third, separate event - just in time for iPhone6
    (there's already two more events planned for May and June? bloody hell Samsung..)
    The Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime Time is coming out when the iPhone 6 comes out. Samsung doesn't want Apple having a better phone.
    05-23-2014 01:54 PM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    There will definitely be some Android users switching to iPhone. Just look on some of the forums. I do think that with size out of the way, they will all shoot for other consumer demands to remain competitive.


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    05-23-2014 02:23 PM
  23. Raptor007's Avatar
    I think for those like me who buy Android phones because Apple doesn't offer a phone that meets their screen needs it will give them pause, but I don't see them being scared or quaking in their shoes. They will continue to innovate, meet the competition head on. However those who wanted a larger iphone will simply get what we have ASKED for from Apple for years. This means Apple will get some of the sales they lost, yet if they don't offer a 4" phone for those who don't want a bigger phone then they will have bigger issues.
    05-23-2014 06:33 PM

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