June 20, 2012

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou: iPhone 5 Will Put Samsung’s Galaxy S III To Shame

Jordan Kahn, writing for 9 to 5 Mac:

"According to several local reports, Foxconn’s Terry Gou made some pretty bold statements at Hon Hai Precision’s annual shareholders’ meeting on Monday. While there are a few translations, all seem to claim Gou urged customers to wait for the iPhone 5, ‘saying that the new model will put Samsung’s Galaxy III to shame.’"

Foxconn manufactures iPhones and iPads, among other things, for Apple.

That the next iPhone will set the bar higher yet for other mobile phone manufacturers goes without saying. That it will shame the erector set-like Android clone market is a tautology.

Android manufacturers have thrown everything but the kitchen sink at their creations in the hope that bigger and gaudier will appeal to the frat boy crowd they're targeting. The geek crowd, an early target for and enthusiastic supporter of Google's "open" operating system doesn't make the cut anymore: see any current Android television advertising.

Seriously, if you want a terrific mobile phone, but you're allergic to Apple products, wait for Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 Phone before making a two-year commitment.

Or buy the iPhone, any iPhone, and be happy.