Apple vs. Samsung
Just recently, Apple won the rights for their iPhone to be called as the “world’s thinnest smartphone” in United Kingdom.
Even if the Samsung Galaxy S II is 81.71mm thick and the iPhone 4 is 9.3mm thick, Apple still got the title because of some technicality.
Because of some prominent bulges on top of Samsung’s device, the UK’s Advertising Authority gave Apple the green light. The Galaxy S II will only be second to the iPhone 4 in that case. The Advertising Authority also stated that “Apple said consumers would not be interested in the thinnest part of the device, but in its overall measurements, as these would, for example, affect whether the device could fit into a pocket or purse.”
Then they also added that “the iPhone 4’s thickest point was thinner than the thickest point of the Samsung Galaxy S II.”
This way, Apple won over Samsung and it keeps on messing up the latter. Even so, the title will only bear Apple’s name in the United Kingdom. For some countries, the decision will depend on the provisions set by each region’s advertising authority.
Indeed, Apple has been messing with Samsung a lot nowadays. There have been lawsuits in its last sessions with Apple on the winning end and Samsung on the opposite side.
There have also been patent problems raised against Samsung. Apple seems to win in every legal case, making a huge blow on Samsung’s sales. Why? This is because once Samsung loses the case, it is not permitted to sell its products. This is something costly for the company and its products that are supposedly an illegal replica of Apple’s product patents.
To date, there have been phones from Samsung that have been banned from being sold. But that doesn’t mean that Samsung doesn’t have new models you can upgrade to if you have an old unit. You just have to know how to sell your old smartphone.
The iPhone for Steve
However, when the iPhone 4S was released everything went well for Apple. Unfortunately, just two days after the record-breaking iPhone 4S release, former Apple CEO and co-founder, Steve Jobs passed away. This made the iPhone 4S labeled as the iPhone for Steve. Apple faced a huge loss just 48 hours after celebrating a successful product launch.
As of the moment, the iPhone 4S may not be the thinnest smartphone available. However, if you want money to upgrade to an iPhone, then why not sell your smartphone or Sell Used Electronics? There are companies that allow you to do that, so you can have some cash to upgrade to an iPhone.
Guest article written by: I’m Califa berks, a writer and content blogger for Cashforsmartphones.com, a website where one can find laptop replacement parts in exchange for a monetary amount.