Galaxy S4 Gold Edition (image 001)

Last week, Samsung beefed up its marketing efforts for the Gold Edition of its Galaxy S4 smartphone. The handset technically launched back in late August, but the timing of its new advertising push spawned some negative PR.

The company’s highlighting of the gold S4 a week after Apple unveiled its gold iPhone brought about ‘copycat’ accusations—something the tech giant has been found guilty of on several occasions. But Samsung says that’s not the case…

For those that missed it, the Korean company published a rather odd blog post a few days ago, providing a bit of history on its production of gold phones. Now, it doesn’t mention Apple directly, but the whole thing feels very defensive.

“By now you probably know that aliens work with Samsung, well so do some gods – Midas, to name one. About a month ago on August 27th, Samsung launched the GALAXY S4 Gold edition in the United Arab Emirates (These were available in stores starting September 8th). It’s since also been released in Kuwait and Qatar.

Everybody loves gold, which is why we sometimes make phones in that color. (Or sometimes even with actual gold for the body!) See below to check out some of the phones we’ve released in gold in the past (just off the top of my head).”

The post goes on to list photos and models of gold-flavored phones Samsung has released over the years—all the way back to the 2004 Athens Olympic Phone. And it’s all as if to say “see, we’ve been making gold phones for a long time.”

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It’s not hard to imagine why Samsung is a bit sensitive to the whole copying thing. After all, it lost a very public lawsuit to Apple last fall that essentially found it guilty of being just that—a copycat. But what a strange way to respond.

Of course, it doesn’t help matters that the author of the post is listed anonymously as ‘A,’ or that they left the comments section open. Honestly, I don’t think this is a case of copycatting so much as it is of Samsung’s obliviousness.

From John Gruber: “We were making gold phones before anyone wanted one” isn’t a good argument for anything.”

What do you think about all of this?

  • Jife66

    How long before shamesung start ” Gold phones were our idea ” lawsuit with Apple ?

    • More likely to come from Apple…the one that thinks they invented the rectangle.

      • Glorin

        the lawsuit was for the rectangle… go real all the details of their patents plz

      • Taf Khan

        Typical response. The rectangle had very little to do with it. You have read no doubt about Samesung internal document about its strategy to copy everything good about Apple. Lets not forget before Apple, Samsung best selling phones were clamshells and sliding candy bar phones.. .

      • It’s called competition and technology evolution…Let’s not forget Apple did the exact same thing in the desktop space when competing against Microsoft and it’s OEMs.

      • Juan Herrera

        Yes and where one leads others follow.. Apple ended the clamshell time period with the iphone and all have followed since.. it’s inevitable someone steps on the other’s toes in the process of trying to keep up

      • dialogueanalog

        they never claim to invent. just re-invent.

      • xSeriouSx

        K…why don’t we say the same about Samsung here? Samsung reinvented gold phones is what your logic implies…

      • Chindavon

        Because what Samsung is doing is piggy-backing this gold rush. Not re-inventing.

      • When it’s apple, it’s called reinventing, when it’s competitors, it’s called copying…Typical fanboy idiocracy.

      • dialogueanalog

        No because Samsung never claimed to reinvent anything

      • xSeriouSx

        K…so in other words, you just bend-over and accept whatever the company claims it did? Don’t forget this all marketing, not your father talking…you were probably one of those that fell for the “Mac is malware proof” scam.

      • dialogueanalog

        well lets put it this way. Apple said they reinvented the phone. They didn’t ACTUALLY reinvent anything. Simple minds think they did. They just improved on the already existing smart phones and made their smart phone MUCH better. It was just a clever and slightly facetious tagline.

        With samsung, they already made gold phones before but their move does stink of Apple released a goldphone and so must we. Mac wasnt malware proof but major virus didnt affect it as badly as they did Windows.

        Are you well?

    • sivkai

      Jesus Christ, you Apple fanboys really have you heads up your arses, don’t you? Apple is the one that instigates the lawsuits, not Samsung.

      • Raashid

        Why do you sound so surprised? Aren’t you aware of fanboy idiocracy? It’s limitless…

      • Jife66

        lol, only 11min this time, you shamesung sycophants are getting faster.

      • sivkai

        I’m not a “Shamesung” fan either. I just call facts as I see them. That’s called being sensible and fair.

      • lrd555

        Samsung & Google are the ones stealing Apple’s IP.

      • xSeriouSx

        There it is again, the reality distortion field at work…

      • anonymous

        cool image, where did u get it, on the shorthand it seems fair , but not on the farsighted side of things.

      • xSeriouSx

        http://bit ly/18BzEqR

        There’s more where that came from…

      • whodakat

        Although its common belief that Apple “stole” the OS UI from Xerox, the truth is they BOUGHT the UI from Xerox. Its not stealing if you pay someone for something… even if it is a really good deal. Now MS on the other hand, used the guise of working together and STOLE their UI ideas and implemented them into Windows. Whether either company has stole from other companies is a debate I’ll leave for another time, but that is the actual reality of the situation.

      • anonymous

        thats what i mean , on the short side it seems fair but on the long deeper run, we see licensing and buying and other things. stealing seemed the most logical way, as we know , there is no better alternative to gui interface,not taking linux os in mind, something that xerox PRAC failed to see, but steve jobs saw potential and then bill gates saw it too, so there was no alternate to stealing, but its a good thing coz if apple was the only company with a major os , the pace of development would be really slow, competition leads to healthy growth. back in the day when ms os first surfaced , it was somewhat a clone of mac os but now it has deviated and we see a major difference in the ui, so its safe to say its no longer a copy.

    • Taf Khan

      Things become fashionable, they get noticed when Apple do them.
      Tablets took off after ipad, right?

      Others such as Samsung try to ride on the back of what Apple have started with its marketing. Samsung may have done a gold phone in the past, did it suceed? I think not. Does anyone remember it? Another No!

      It’s not that Samsung is copying so much, rather that they want some of Apples pie… Get a life Samesung and a proper marketing team ( one that can focus on the strength of its own products).

      • Jife66

        Couldn’t have said it any better Taf, i really don’t care what the Apple haters say, i will always continue to use and buy their products, have been doing so for many years. Had to laugh at how quickly the Shamesung fans took the bait though .

      • Same could be said about Apple in the Desktop space. Let’s not forget it’s Microsoft and it’s OEMs that made the PC popular, even though Apple made the first PC. Apple then tried to ride that success wave created by Microsoft.

        It’s called competition, and I don’t see why you individual are complaining about it, even though it’s a benefit for you. Live the complaining to the patent trolls…

  • Osama Muhammed

    samsung, think for ur own shit

  • Cameron Chao

    Ok Samesung, you didnt copy.

  • hkgsulphate

    oh yea why didn’t they release the gold ver. before the 5S

    • Jorge Cabral

      Well… According to them, they did… They say they launched it in stores on September 8th and the iPhone 5S was only announced in the September 10th keynote…

      Didn’t you read the whole thing?

      • whodakat

        I read it and they are racist. Thinking only Arabs may want something because its gold and gaudy is a incorrect stereotype.

      • Juan Herrera

        But we were aware of a gold iphone colorway before that release and apparently it was one of the big draw-ins for the 5S.. They waited until a gold iPhone was releasing to implement the gold S4 right before its release.. typical of a lot of their moves, they try keeping Apple in a box so they can’t grow.. They were causing them issues last year with finding a new screen supplier and they aim to keep apple, having them manufacturing their chips cuz they want in on that iphone money. Apple is most successful in the US but they’re growing internationally and there product lineup is expanding to that of a big company (i.e. TV, wearable devices, tablets, desktops, laptops, iRadio service..), that would be a big problem the way Samsung sees it. If they do so well and have such customer loyalty here, imagine on a global scale successfully. No company wants to allow Apple that kind of growth

  • Bryant Allred

    Jeez, haha. I mean really. The whole world just needs to take a step back and just realize that its just a color of a phone. If we keep this nonsense up, then pretty soon some dingbat troll is going to claim they “invented” the color black on phones.

  • omrishtam

    even if you did….why such an ugly gold….ewww

  • anonymous

    golden phones has been done in the past , may it be the color or real
    gold for rich customers so there’s nothing new to it. this strategy of
    samsung is very logical since it is the only real competitor(not
    android) to apple(no argument). samsung has done phones in gold so has
    other brands but that time it was a cliche, and now it may become a
    trend. gold is a color more attractive to women who don’t do much
    research buying electronics like phones or laptops, they mostly buy
    whatever is latest and with the most attractive color and design, whats
    in the product might not be necessary for them, no offense. so now that
    golden color may become a trend, women may give up their samsung s4 and
    go for iphone 5s, which is a real possibility so samsung quickly came up
    with a contingency plan to not limit its golden edition just to middle
    east but make it global and might even come up with easy customer
    services like bring ur samsung s4 and make it golden now at a minimal
    rate. this is what i call adaption, rather than copying . if they didn’t
    come up with this plan , i would call them fools, and this also implies
    to the other brands who don’t research the market to know the trend. this is pure business , nothing out of context.

  • Lordrootman

    Oh come on SUMSTINK
    are you trying to be smart ass?
    What about 64-bit
    Can you post some history about that ??

    • not a spark

      Im not Samsung but I can post information about 64 bit computing”-64 bit CPUs have existed in supercomputers since the 1970s (Cray-1, 1975) and in RISC-based workstations and servers since the early 1990s, notably the DEC Alpha, Sun UltraSPARC, Fujitsu SPARC64, and IBM RS64 and POWER3 and later POWER microprocessors. In 2003 they were introduced to the (previously 32-bit) mainstream personal computer” -wikipedia

    • Hwang Lee

      I mean come on really, no phones really need 64 bit right now, neither Apple or Android.

  • seyss

    samsung is pathetic. these dog eaters follow apple’s successes and twist the truth to confuse your head

    • Moi

      Dog eaters !? … there is no need to be racist , your head is already confused … I can’t imagine eating dogs but I also can’t hate those who eat them

      • ClaudieX X

        Wait wait… About the dog eaters thing… It’s on you tube!! Just google it… They even feed them like a ball an then press them like a thick pizza. So is a reality, not a racist thing.

      • Moi

        I know it’s reality but the way he said it made it sound racist …..

      • seyss

        YOUR head is confused..

    • Dany Quirion

      Youre a disgrace to apple community…

  • Palmer Paul

    “Honestly, I don’t think this is a case of copycatting so much as it is of Samsung’s obliviousness.” How oblivious can Samsung be to the products and release rumors of their main competitors in the smart phone market…they probably have a whole team of people devoted to finding out what Apple and others are doing so they make a plan to try and keep their flagship phone on top and ahead of the competition (not only Apple).

    • Palmer Paul

      BTW I’m not accusing Samsung as copying Apple, as this process is merely a part of business. I am sure Apple has their own team to track Samsung’s progress and figure out the best course of action to react to that progress and halt it.

  • Royce Otero

    Yeah it’s funny we here everything about Samsung all the time but why wasn’t this heard about this gold phone? I love apple but this gold phone from Samsung looks pretty cool. Just wondering why the news about it didn’t spread like everything else?

    • Ted Forbes

      The facts are obvious.

      Samsung promote its phones by creating their ads via Apple iPhones.

      No one is paying attention to Samsung unless Apple has the same thing. Without an iPhone or similar product no on will know.

      Samsung only know how to promote their phones with iPhones in their ads. Without taking a swing at iPhone in their ads no one will pay attention. This means low volume sales.

      Samsung was waiting for Apple Gold iPhone to promote their gold phones.

      Now that Apple Gold iPhone is out you’ll see more of Samsung gold phone ads and then the world will know “Oh JC Samsung’s got gold phone too”. Apple sells phone even Samsung phones. So Samsung must swing at Apple to sell their phones, Apple works for them.

      Its obvious…

      • Royce Otero

        Yeah I’m starting to believe there both partners and they both make alot of money.

  • leart za jmi

    Since the gold 5s was a hit spamsung announced the new 4s, sorry s4 one week later with gold color, if this is not copying, what is?

    • omrishtam

      this is ugly….that color with the combination of plastic is just ugly…like hell

    • Kash Gummaraju

      It isn’t, it’s a color. And read the article not just the title. It clearly states that the gold one was announced back in August and put up for sale on the 8th 2 days before apple even announced the 5s

  • Qasim Bashir

    shameskunk’s gold S4 is a joke, plastic phone is gold? seriously, that looks so cheap i wanna cry for them

    • omrishtam

      i dont get it how they think this ugly shit will sell? 0_0

      • Qasim Bashir

        exactly

  • lrd555

    And to think Samsung’s somehow was ranked the world’s 2nd must innovated company- it pays to copy Apple over & over again. In six months the fingerprint sensor and another bogus blog.

    • Yup. And Apple copies from Android too. That control center? Oh yes i saw that before… on my Android phone!

  • batongxue

    Why don’t you tell the whole world how long has it been since you last time made a GOLD color so-called “flagship”?
    Samsuck. Everybody knows you are gonna keep copying from others. Just stop pretending!

  • blastingbigairs

    Who cares who copied who, gold anything is just plain tacky. Shoot I won’t even wear a gold wedding ring. I’m tired of hearing about this crap, bring on the IOS 7 JB already!!!

    • ClaudieX X

      No no jb yet…apple still patching lots of bugs.

  • JaeM1llz

    Come on now, we all know that Apple invented rounded corners, rectangular cellphones, gold plated electronics and fingerprint sensors.

    • bw00ds

      Actually, I thought they invented the cell phone, period. 😉 I hear Apple is working on Utopia, too.

  • Sgt. ThroatPunch

    The bottom line is the iPhone is a helluva lot classier than the cheap S4.

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    Samsung clearly didn’t get the memo about how although Apples iPhone is available in a colour called ‘gold’ it’s actually more of a champagne colour. The colour of the S4 shown in this article seriously reminds me of the colour of mustard. That’s not a good thing to have associated with your product…

  • Rares

    I hate Crapsung!

  • Palmer Paul

    If Samsung was smart, the would have released a “Limited Gold Edition” Galaxy S4. It makes it sound more exclusive than Apple and makes it more appealing to own. People would have gone on a buying frenzy to get one of those phones.

  • Joey_Z

    Stop calling Samsung copycat on this one, because Samsung was indeed making gold phones long before any of its competitors. It’s just that no body bothered to buy one.

    • quitcherbichinn

      it doesn’t matter that they have made gold phones in the past. the point is…they have NOT made one in YEARS and i would feel safe in betting they had no intentions of making a gold S4 or any other phone until after the iPhone reveal. if Apple didn’t come out with a color version of the iPhone…samsung would have never come out with a gold S4. this is the point…this is what makes them copycats. whether made something first or not is not the point…the point is that whatever Apple does do samsung quickly copies or mimics.

      • bw00ds

        Nice rationalizing there. Not sure how it is copying or mimicking when it was already done. Fanboys just want to be exclusive, that’s all.

      • quitcherbichinn

        i couldn’t give a damn about what color anyone has. my personal opinion is…gold is tacky. i wouldn’t own a gold phone no matter who makes it. yet the point still remains the same….samsung wouldn’t have come out with a gold S4 if apple didn’t come out with a gold iPhone. business is business and they are smart to ride the wave of a more popular product and company…they will make money off it but in the end they are still copying.

      • Hwang Lee

        Who cares? It’s the same as Apple making the 5C after Nokia’s and Motorola’s colored phones.

      • quitcherbichinn

        i don’t disagree with you but that wasn’t the topic of this post. copying happens all over the business world…if you see a competitor doing something and making money from it then you want to do the same thing. it has been going on forever. however samsung has no shame in their copying and no limits to their copying. samsung hasn’t had an original idea of their own ever.

      • Hwang Lee

        “We’re shameless of stealing great ideas” isn’t this what Steve Jobs said?

        Also, isn’t curved glass on a smartphone an original idea?

      • quitcherbichinn

        i have seen the accusation of that statement, yet i’ve never seen anyone post proof it was said. video proof of such comment? legitimate print source?

      • Hwang Lee

        You mean the quote?

        http://www.youtube .com / watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU

        Copy it without the spaces.

      • quitcherbichinn

        thanks for that. no one has ever been able to backup the accusation before. leaves a sour taste in the mouth for sure but in the end i still stand behind my initial statement that samsung is only putting out a gold S4 because apple put out a gold iPhone. i suppose we’ve gotten to a point where everything done is copied in some way from another.

      • Hwang Lee

        In fact, I’m all for copying ideas. Sometimes you look at another OS and think, “wow, I really need/want that on my phone”. The only thing I really hate is how these companies copy each other and claim it’s “theirs”.

      • quitcherbichinn

        again i agree with you. that’s why i detest samsung so much..they try to claim what they’ve ripped off was theirs to begin with. patent trolls are another group i loathe. people should get credit for their work and what they create.

      • Hwang Lee

        Right, and that’s why I detest Apple (I am a Galaxy S4 user, not their biggest fan though) (also, don’t really wan’t to start an argument, but hear me out). The features in iOS 7 are obviously taken from Android and Windows, but Apple really tries to make it look like they came up with it themselves. But yes, I understand why you don’t like Samsung.

      • quitcherbichinn

        i have, and do, use both platforms. just like i use windows at school (only when i absolutely must) and mac the rest of the time. i’ve done it before and i’ll do it again….i compare android to iOS as i compare windows to mac as from my experience they are comparable. android/windows is just such a foul experience, to me. i do know that most of the upgrades to iOS over the years have come from android and the jailbreak community…and the new multi-tasking cards are taken from the palm pre. what i notice, however, is that what apple does copy they copy and make better…for the most part. there are hiccups here and there. copying functionality, as long as it doesn’t violate patents doesn’t much bother me. in the end if they weren’t all competing against one another and taking, copying, and improving on one another we would have nothing but crap to choose from. unlike a lot of people that put down samsung or android who have never even used android or touched a samsung product…i’ve owned, and currently own samsung products and i’ve owned and currently own android products. in the end it comes down to preference and it’s good we all like different things. imagine how boring life would be if we all liked the same things and all agreed on everything. =)

      • Hwang Lee

        Right, exactly. I’m not trying to demean Apple. I use Windows and Android, and while I may not have really used a Mac, I used to own an iPod Touch (May not be the same as an iPhone, but practically the same thing). I jailbroke the iPod Touch 4G, and fell more and more in love with it with every tweak I installed. I came to a realization that most of the things I was installing, Android already has. So I switched to Android and fell right in love. But yes, Apple is extremely smooth in there OS, and I missed that in Android. But over the years, Android has been catching up with Apple’s smoothness and Apple has been catching up with the software features (iOS 7).

        Here’s what I think of Apple and Android:
        Android really thinks ahead (Google, that is). They’re feature packed, very into the specs market, which most modern consumers don’t really understand.

        Apple takes the technologies that failed in the past and makes them popular in the present. Like Apple has never really invented anything, they’ve simply found the perfect time to remake a produce (the tablet for example).

        And what we’re seeing right now is a switch in position. The Moto X is Google’s attempt to grab the modern consumer, with the idea that specs don’t matter, it’s all about the user experience. Apple has now gotten into the specs market, a turn in their philosophy.

        Both OS’s have their place in the market, and it’s really interesting to see how these companies are competing with each other.

      • Rowan09

        I hear this argument all the time but what features are Apple saying they made? Quick toggles is not something to steal its like saying apple came out with settings and no one else can use settings on their phones. I however agree that Apple did take some ideas from Android, jailbreak community and Windows and messed it into IOS 7. IOS 7 does not feel or look like any other OS besides an updated IOS 6.

      • Hwang Lee

        I guess not Apple, but I have alot of friends that have iPhones that think their phone is so superior because of iOS 7’s features. I just wish more Apple fans knew where these features originated from.

      • Rowan09

        It goes both ways because the fundamental ideas for Android was taken from Apple and that’s why Jobs made the statement about going nuclear against Android OS. I’m happy Android exist because we never had a notification bar until after Android did it, I also appreciate the jailbreak community because they create apps and tweaks Apple should do themselves but I prefer them doing it. I don’t want Apple to do everything and get rid of the small guy, I like competition.

      • Hwang Lee

        Right, I totally agree. Without Apple, Android could stay laggy forever. I love that Apple displays smoothness and security. Android keeps getting smoother and smoother because of Apple, and Apple gets more and more features from Android. It’s fantastic

      • Rowan09

        I definitely agree.

      • Rowan09

        Dude if you think this means Steve Jobs is saying to steal people’s work and make it your own your far off. He’s saying its easy to copy but you steal the fundamental idea like making a smartphone and perfect it. If your implying he’s saying take someone’s idea and make it your own, your wrong.

      • Hwang Lee

        I’m sorry but I’m not really sure what you’re trying to say, I feel you’re repeating yourself twice. Can you expand, please?

      • Rowan09

        First you shouldn’t use an quote to try and prove a point because it can be taken out of context since we didn’t hear the whole interview and specifically what he was addressing totally. Nevertheless he made a quote from Picasso where he said “good artists copy, great artists steal” and then he went on to say we’re shameless at stealing at Apple because we have the best computer scientists in the world etc. Steve is saying we don’t copy, we steal the fundamental idea as Picasso didn’t invent painting but he took ideas from others and made his own. Samsung in this article is trying to paint a picture as if they created a gold phone standard when the Razr made a gold phone years ago. I however don’t believe Samsung is stealing anything, they are just mimicking what Apple is doing right now in regards to making a gold phone since the gold 5s is extremely popular. It’s ok to mimic when something is popular.

      • Hwang Lee

        To me this is what Apple does (Not demeaning them):

        They take an idea from years ago, and the implement it at the perfect time. For example, the tablet. That thing was invented who knows how long ago. What Apple does is find the perfect time to spark up an idea shut down years ago. The thing that bothers me most is that most hardcore Apple fans believe that Apple did it first, and that anyone that does it after shouldn’t be able to sell the product.

        Same with the gold. Sure Samsung or whoever has failed in the past, but now they know that it’s a popular thing now, so they totally have the right to spark it back up.

        (Not attacking your comment by the way)

      • Rowan09

        Oh no I appreciate the fact that your not getting personal, it makes for a good debate. It’s not Apple that makes it seem as anything they refined tablets just like Steve Jobs said in the interview and they did the same thing with the iPhone. They never claimed to be the first at anything besides the 64 bit chip in cellphones they always take their time. Look at the iPhone 2G, other competitors made 3G phones when no one had 3G access but Apple didn’t make a 3G phone until 3G was mature. Like you said before hardcore fans make it seem as if Apple made everything first and everyone else is copying but I would disagree because Apple themselves isn’t making that claim.

      • Hwang Lee

        Oh sorry, maybe Apple doesn’t claim such. I just get that vibe from articles I read and such.

        But yes, I just wish more tech consumers learn the history of technology.

        Don’t you find it fascinating that Apple and Android has kind of switched places? (Moto X vs iPhone 5S) haha

      • bw00ds

        Well, I agree with your first sentence.

      • Jerwyn Feria

        i think its called marketing. nuff sed

    • Jerwyn Feria

      i just think its because back then. not much people paid attention to flagship phones until the smartphone war. just sayin. no hate. 🙂

  • Moi

    Just trying to post a pic , …. Btw it’s from iTunes Radio

  • stulaw01

    Biggest load of BS from Samesuck ever. Anyone who believes that is flat out ignorant.

    When is the last time they released a gold phone? Years?

    So it just so happened that ONLY once the gold iphone sold out and was reported a craze THEN they announce a gold S4. No leak or rumble of a gold one all this time.

    Clear copying by Samesuck, who cannot innovate on their own or figure out what customers want. Evident from “just happening to have a film crew” by the NY line. Such BS excuses yet again from Samesuck, they were clearly positioned there for a purpose.

  • klouud

    Who cares? Its obvious that samsung is trying to ride the gold rush wave that Apple has (recently) created. But who really cares? I mean really? What does it matter?

  • Glorin

    SAMSONITE… .TRYING EVERYTHING SO THAT WE WILL BE THE FIRST ONES TO BRING THE CRAP OUT!!

  • fuqu

    Oh look, marketing for both Apple and Samsung, masquerading as news.

  • bw00ds

    They just look for any excuse to bash Samsung. Facts don’t matter to them.

  • bw00ds

    So why are you on a jailbreak community website? Perplexed.

  • Burge

    Looks like they made a gold S4 based on a rumour of a gold i5s and released it on the 8th just before Apple did show off a gold i5s..there not copycats there just covering there ass on a rumour..
    smart watch smart TV, Apple are said to be working on these, Samsung just make and release them quicker ..just a shame there shit and Apple will make them work and intergrate with each other better….

  • Hwang Lee

    Come on guys, really, Samsung and Apple are nothing without each other. Sure, Samsung “copied” Apple’s gold because it noticed it was getting more and more popular. But also look at the iPhone 5. Why did the screen get bigger? Because Samsung phones were getting popularized because people wanted bigger screen phones. Why did Apple implement 64-bit this year when they’ve never been into the specs? Because Android has been popularizing the spec war. I mean really, it’s the same with Android’s OS and Apple’s. Apple has recently been “taking” features from Android OS, and with 4.4, Android will be “taking” Apple philosophy, supporting a larger range of phones next year with 4.4. Really, each company would be nothing without each other. (If only they could stop suing each other)

  • sjah07

    I think that they have every right to release the GS4 in gold — even more so since they have been making gold phones for nearly 10 years. Samsung also isn’t the only company recently to have coloured their phones similarly to another company’s; I’d like to remind you all that apple just released the iPhone 5c in a range of colours strikingly similar to those offered on Nokia’s Lumia series.

    • mb916

      I thought the 5c came in colors strikingly similar to the iPod lineup they have been selling for years.
      WHO CARES!?!

  • Rowan09

    Samsung got to be kidding me to even address this issue. We all know they are releasing a gold S4 due to the 5s popularity. I would come out with a gold phone too, it’s smart marketing. It’s not copying because gold is just a color but they are releasing the gold S4 due to the popularity of the gold iPhone. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out.

  • Rowan09

    Sorry but if we want to be that specific they made the Motorola Razr in gold before smartphones were even as popular. What is Samsung trying to prove that Apples iPhone 5s in gold played no part in this decision? Come on this would be stupid to believe, we knew for months Apple was making a gold iPhone 5s

    • Kash Gummaraju

      A very good point, but that’s not copying, but using rumors and putting out a device first with those rumored features. They may not be as refined as Apple’s,but they make Apple seem even more old and non-innovative more than they already are.

      • Rowan09

        How is Samsung innovating by the way? What are they doing that makes them such on innovator on the same Android platform?

  • Peter

    Then how come samsung didn’t release the gold s4 with the other s4’s, instead after apple announced their gold iphone?

  • n0ahcruz3

    Oh gosh, every company copies each other.

    • Ted Forbes

      Yeah but no one will know if you fail to swing at Apple. If you wanna sell your copy you just got to put Apple in your ad.

  • blastingbigairs

    That’s hilarious, this website got its start from the love of Jailbreaking guy??? WE ALL care about Jailbreaking!!!! And unless you are still using a an old 3G, Cydia does not slow down anything. What planet are you on????

    • xSeriouSx

      On planet iBrainwashed perhaps…

    • Dany Quirion

      Me an iPhone 3G? Please im using a 5s

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  • bigtalk

    samsung just suuuucks