Foxconn CEO reportedly says iPhone 5 will outdo Galaxy S III
The Samsung Galaxy S III is set to go on sale Thursday in the U.S., but at least one person thinks you should hold off on buying it. And that’s the CEO of Foxconn, the company who puts together Apple’s iPhones.
Foxconn CEO Terry Gou reportedly urged customers to hold off on buying the Galaxy S III, saying the next iPhone will put Samsung’s flagship phone to shame, according to the China Times, which was quoted in English by Focus Taiwan on Tuesday.
The comments come just as the Galaxy S III — which is the latest device to be called an “iPhone killer” — gets set to launch on T-Mobile and Sprint, albeit with some limitations and delays.
But with the Galaxy S III also set to be sold through Verizon and ATT next month, some have said that the phone is positioned to at the very least challenge the iPhone in recognition.
But it’ll be interesting to see what kind of impact Gou’s comments have, especially because people involved in the process of making Apple products hardly ever speak about them before they are announced, let alone vouch for them.
However, Gou’s actions aren’t completely out of left field. Just last month, there were reports that he may or may not have said Foxconn was making preparations to begin producing Apple TVs.
As far as the sixth generation iPhone, the most recent reports say the phone is expected to drop sometime this fall, probably in October.
The next iPhone is also rumored to get many more physical changes than the last iteration of the iPhone received. Reports have said the iPhone will be getting a 4-inch screen, up from 3.5-inches, and a differently styled back cover. Apple could also change the iPhone’s dock connector to a smaller port and redo its speakers.