Galaxy s6 edge

Samsung is taking another hit in the battle for profit and market share, with a bill of materials for the new Galaxy S6 Edge pegged at about $290 for the 64GB version, as reported by Recode. For comparison, the more expensive iPhone 6 Plus money can buy only costs Apple $263 to build. Of course, this doesn’t take into account cost of R&D, marketing, etc, but it still paints a dark picture for Samsung who’s had a few rough quarters due to its mobile division bleeding profits. Spending more to build a device that will be sold for less doesn’t seem like the best idea either.

According to a report due out later today, the 64 gigabyte version of the phone built for use on Verizon Wireless’ network cost about $290 to build, including parts and assembly. That’s about $34 per unit higher than the costs of the Galaxy S5 released last year, and even higher than the most costly versions of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. IHS estimated the top end of the materials cost on those phones at $247 and $263. The 64GB version of the phone sells for $699 without a contract and some versions cost more.

Source: Recode

  • NeftyCorrea

    no one cares Samsung phone now look like apple. Let’s just say people that aren’t into phones can get a Samsung s6 confused as an iPhone 6 even tho it says Samsung under the ear speaker

    • iPhoneWINS

      samsung need to just give up

      • NeftyCorrea

        forreal! Samsung is a bit late into the game

      • Magnusarie

        Which game?

      • NeftyCorrea

        With there last phone I think this design should have already been out way before it was actually released so now it looks like they just copied apples design .

      • Magnusarie

        I agree on the copying part but again, Apple does copy as well. so everyone is fair game.

      • NeftyCorrea

        Yes I think every phone company copy each other but Samsung pay come on. When i heard of it I wanted to laugh. Like I’ve seen images of an Chinese phone that came out before iPhone even the website reminded me of apple website and phone layouts and such so Im with you.. But if Samsung came out with this design apple would of copied the look but it is a fair game.

      • NeftyCorrea

        Btw Samsung is going to make the inside of iPhone 6s or the 7 what ever apple calls there next phone’s

      • Kr00

        What part of the “inside” do you mean? The air inside? The screws inside? Your technical jargon just overwhelms us all.

      • NeftyCorrea

        motherboard and etc

      • Kr00

        Are you sure, or is that another guess?

      • NeftyCorrea

        I’m pretty sure I read it on idownloadblog

      • Kr00

        Was it RAM chips, flash storage, the 4G chip, the A8 CPU, what was it? Surly you can find a source, instead of guessing? Specifics do matter on a tech blog.

      • NeftyCorrea

        lol dude taking it to the max

      • smtp25

        They fab the chip and screen, probably something else too

      • smtp25

        Really just like all the older iPhones

      • Magnusarie

        LOL… Samsung Pay as a name sucks…..
        We must also remember that Google Wallet was already in the market even though implementation was way off…
        my take is everyone copies each other and competition is good, some just do it better

      • NeftyCorrea

        So true Google wallet.. Competition also true

      • MR. RIGHT

        @neftycorrea:disqus @iPhoneWINS:disqus The glass back looks much better than the metal full body design. Talking about full metal body design Motorola had is before iPhone did. Samsung isn’t late to the game, it has much more to offer and isn’t afraid to be the first to do something (curve display). Copying a phone isn’t a big deal because there’s a limit on what resources you can use to make a phone for now. The only thing that I think samsung copied on the S6 is the bottom and that’s it. Even iPhone has copied android OS for some parts and also followed Samsung on make a larger phone.

      • NeftyCorrea

        yea it does. it look better then s5 but I think if it wasn’t for the android fans saying that the s5 felt cheap Samsung would of came out with a new phone looking more like the s5 rather then looking like the iPhone 6

      • MR. RIGHT

        It looks more like the iPhone 4 but you can’t say that just before a company made a phone a certain way means that no other company can use a similar design.

      • Your Mother

        here’s the Ativ, before the iPhone 6.

      • Your Mother

        the bottom has 8 clearly visible differences. the only things thats similar is the headphone port on the bottome but hey, if apple can move their power button to the side then Samsung can move their headphone jack to the bottom.

      • smtp25

        Does the iPhone 6 have the same edge screen design too? Water resistant?

      • Your Mother

        here’s your Samsung Ative, which apple copied and added the antennae lines like on the M7/M8

        everytime some iDiot tries to say the S6 look like the i6 they only show the bottom view even though there are 8 differences between them when viewed from the bottom.

        If you compare the edge, there is NO comparison.

    • Funny, ’cause the S6 resembles the iPhone 6 (from the bottom) no more than the iPhone 6 resembles Samsung’s ATIV S from 2012 (from the sides)…then again, some just think Apple is so original.

      • Courtney Macfarlane

        Haha Oh shit that really does look like the iPhone 6! I’m an Apple fangirl and have always said I would only have iPhones, until I saw the S6 Edge. It’s beautiful.

      • smtp25

        Samsung hardware is nice, they features are good but the OS It self is just slow and painful. Now that’s based on my S4 with its quad cpu,still slow

  • Kroffy

    What the hell ?

  • Iliyan

    The phone looks great on a screen, but when you hold it it’s hideous. When looking at the display, the curved glass edges distort the picture on the screen and it looks ridiculous. What a big design flaw. Duh.

    • WolfgangHoltz

      Quote: What a big design flaw
      I bet your parents said the same when they saw you the first time, but now I think they can’t stop to love it.

      • MR. RIGHT

        @WolfgangHoltz:disqus LMAO.

        When people say “Duh.” they have no clue what they are talking about. The screen makes the phone kind of have a 3D effect. Also having 500+ ppi would only make the phone screen like better.

    • Your Mother

      I can tell you’re quite stupid. the curve on the display actually causes your eyes to focus on the center of the screen. add to that the superior display of super AMOLED and its insane pixel density, its the best display on any smart phone including any phone that will be released later this year.

  • iPhoneWINS

    more failed andrlod bs

    • MR. RIGHT

      How is the 1080p screen you just got?

      • Kurt

        And apple just happened to put the power button in the same exact spot as the galaxy note. health kit was born well after S-Health. the list goes on and on. They copy each other. why do apple idolizers lie and say otherwise?

  • So they spent more designing and building something that wont sell as much. Great job Samsung!

    • Rowan09

      Samsung really copied Apple too much this time around. First they changed the color of their headphones to white ( I know some people will say it’s just a color), but we all know when we see white headphones it’s Apple. It’s a marketing tactic to let customers know we are just as cool. Second they made the S6 look like the iPhone 6/6+. Personally I believe they should kill the S line and focus on the Note. The Note was different before due to its size, but now it’s the same size as the S line so it’s pointless. They have too many phones competing with each other.

      • askep3

        And people say Apple copied by increasing the size of their screens XD!

      • “but we all know when we see white headphones it’s Apple”

        You don’t live in the Apple store do you? That’s not the case where I live…then again, I don’t live in Apple’s backyard (the US).

        “Second they made the S6 look like the iPhone 6/6+”

        Apple made the iPhone 6/6+ look just-as much like the Samsung ATIV S (2012, http://bit. ly/1Aj8cLt), Apple is just-as guilty of copying…if not worse (http://bit. ly/1si5DVX)

      • Rowan09

        No one said Apple is the only company to use white headphones, skull candy is not known for its white headphones come on man. Apple started the white heaphone familiarity with the iPod, it became their thing and Samsung only starting changing the charging base with the S2 and headphone color (was black before) with the S4 or 5. Now I even heard they are making Apple EarPods type headphones as well. I get they are trying to show people we are just as good, if not better with this move. The iPhone 6/6+ looks nothing like the phone you posted. Just because you picked a picture to try and prove your point doesn’t make it true, I looked at the phone gallery at GSM arena. If having round edges mean Apple copies someone then yes. Everyone copies a little, but I’m basing it off of Samsung actually trying to BE like Apple. The S6 is a direct effect of the iPhone, no remove able battery (which is smaller than the S5), the changing from plastic and the whole look of the phone. Let me guess next you’re going to say Apple didn’t make fingerprint scanners popular which lead to Samsung copying or following them too right?

      • Apple is known for having white headphones? By you? White headphones is white headphones dude. My Ancient nokia dumb phone had white head phones too. Just people like you only normalize it to Apple-only and start making silly claims of others copying the color.

        “Samsung only starting changing the charging base with the S2 and headphone color (was black before) with the S4 or 5”

      • Apple is known for having white headphones? By you? White headphones is white headphones dude. My Ancient nokia dumb phone had white head phones too. Just people like you normalize it to Apple-only and start making simpleton claims of others copying the color.

        “Samsung only starting changing the charging base with the S2 and headphone color (was black before) with the S4 or 5”

        Perfect example of your pathetic fanboy claim that’s easily debunked by simple research. There have been many Samsung dumb phones, including my SGH-E250 that had white options for both the headphone (http://bit. ly/1IfFj7D) and charger (http://bit. ly/1IfFBeT). Also, there were white options for the Galaxy S3 headphones, like shown here in this unboxing (http://bit. ly/1H9uuFK). Then again, not surprised, people like you just seem deeply hypnotized by the Apple reality distortion field…

        “The iPhone 6/6+ looks nothing like the phone you posted”

        It (the ATIV S, not the ATIV S Neo) looks just-as much like the iPhone 6 as much as the S6 resembles the iPhone. Volume buttons on the left with power button on the right, and curved sides, not to talk of joining the phablet category (popularized by Samsung) with the 6+ and hypocritically eating their own “no one will buy a big phone” words. So, case in point, Apple is just as guilty of copying, so quit the nonsense thought of “Apple is original”.

      • Rowan09

        Who said Apple was original? Only a clown would confuse the phone you put for the iPhone 6/6+. Curved edges volume buttons on the side (which was always on the side) and power button on the side was created by Samsung? You are so much an Apple hater you make these dumb and idiotic statements when I remember you killing Apple for accusing Samsung with copying the look with these same reasons for the most part. If you believe Apple didn’t make white headphones with a phone or iPod popular, Samsung didn’t make bigger screens popular. I had a Dell Streak with a 5″ screen before the Note came out. Apple made a bigger phone to please the Chinese market its called business you’re smarter than making those ridiculous claims of eating words.

      • ” Only a clown would confuse the phone you put for the iPhone 6/6+. “

        The same clown that confuses the Galaxy S6 for an iPhone 6/6+.

        “Curved edges volume buttons on the side (which was always on the side) and power button on the side was created by Samsung? You are so much an Apple hater you make these dumb and idiotic statements “

        Thank goodness you realize how dumb and idiotic such detail nitpicking is, yet you’re proudly using such to defend your claim of “Samsung is Copying Apple a lot more”. iHypocrite much? Did Apple create phones with sealed in batteries? Glass back phones? White headphones? NO.

        “If you believe Apple didn’t make white headphones with a phone or iPod popular, Samsung didn’t make bigger screens popular.”

        Why? ‘Cause you say so? Conventional facts (as pointed out above) easily prove your claims (of Apple making white headphones popular) to be BS (those were long popular with dumb/feature-phones/walkmans/mp3 players/etc), so believe what you want to believe, take the red pill whenever you’re ready.

      • Rowan09

        Yeah yeah and let me guess Apple didn’t make tablets popular and they didn’t take over the market with the iPod which happened to have white headphones. Don’t you understand marketing, once again I’m not mad at what Samsung is doing they need to. Anytime you see someone with white headphones since the iPod, it was realized as an Apple device, it’s no different than the home button the iPhone, it’s a familiarity thing. Samsung understands that and that’s why they choose to use white now as well. The S6 looks like the iPhone and it is what it is, but after looking at an actually gallery of the ATIV it does not look like the iPhone. Good try though.

      • “Yeah yeah and let me guess Apple didn’t make tablets popular and they didn’t take over the market with the iPod which happened to have white headphones. “

        WTF? So let me get this straight, ’cause Apple took over an already popular device market (the portable media player), you all of a sudden think that everything they bundled with that device is popular because of them? With that ignoramus logic, you’ll now be telling me Apple made headphone jacks popular, or Apple made built-in flash-storage popular, or Apple made transistors popular, etc…gimme a break dude.

        “Don’t you understand marketing…”

        Yes I do, but understanding marketing doesn’t change facts dude…

        ” Anytime you see someone with white headphones since the iPod, it was realized as an Apple device”

        Again, by you, stop with generalizing your thought to everyone else.

        “, it’s no different than the home button the iPhone, it’s a familiarity thing”

        It is significantly different; one was already widely used and popular (white headphones), the other wasn’t (the single home button)…

        “Samsung understands that and that’s why they choose to use white now as well.”

        Again, baseless, nit-picking BS. I’ve already pointed out their headphones were white (and other colors too) long before the iPhone. But keep believing what you want to believe.

        “The S6 looks like the iPhone and it is what it is, but after looking at an actually gallery of the ATIV it does not look like the iPhone. Good try though. “

        The S6 looks only like the iPhone from the bottom and nowhere else, just like the iPhone 6/6+ looks like the ATIV S on the sides. So keep making whatever BS claim your divine Apple commanded you to, you’re not fooling anyone.

      • Rowan09

        I don’t praise or worship any company. You are generalizing to deflect the point. Are you telling me that white headphones in someone’s ears doesn’t trigger an iDevice or iPod in the past? Give me a break when you say white headphones were already popular for phones which one before the iPod and iPhone? I’m not saying no one can use white headphones, that would be stupid, I’m saying Apple marketed the white headphones for their iDevices. I understand that and so does Samsung, it’s not a coincidence they are using white now and I read before from someone on this blog they are making EarPods like Apple now as well. Dude good for Samsung I would do the same thing is I was in their shoes, but for you to act as if it’s not true is beyond me.

      • ” Are you telling me that white headphones in someone’s ears doesn’t trigger an iDevice or iPod in the past”

        It wasn’t a trigger for me and many others, ’cause we’ve long been seeing them used with walkmans, CD players, dumb/feature-phones, etc. You on the other hand, you seem to automatically think it’s Apple ’cause that’s what you’re used to seeing, not that it wasn’t popular already. Again, Samsung has long been using white headphones, that didn’t just change after the iPhone.

        “Give me a break when you say white headphones were already popular for phones which one before the iPod and iPhone? “

        That’s one heck of dumb and naïve question. Simply google “white earphones” (replace with CD Player, Walkman, flip phone, and slide phone) and you’ll see dozens. You’re literally naïve if you think Apple made white headphones popular.

        “I’m saying Apple marketed the white headphones for their iDevices”

        So what? You now ignore all of Samsung past white headphones and automatically thinkt hey did it ’cause of Apple? Ignoramus and pathetic thought process you seem to have…

        ” it’s not a coincidence they are using white now”

        No it’s not a coincidence, they’ve been doing it for years now. You’re just acting ignoramus pretending they never existed.

        ” and I read before from someone on this blog they are making EarPods like Apple now as well”

        As for the headphone shape, yeah they definitely copied and made it better (http://bit. ly/1GWk0L9); their headphones are gel caps instead of permanent, they’re better curved to your ear, and they’re lighter. Still a copy for sure.

        ” Dude good for Samsung I would do the same thing is I was in their shoes”

        I’ve never owned any of their devices, besides just TV set. I’m just going with the facts here.

      • Rowan09

        Please tell me the dumb phone that came with headphones? Your quick to admit Samsung copied the EarPods style but find it impossible they also copied the color? How do you know if they are better if you’ve never used them? I don’t speak on things I don’t own or used excessively. No one is saying Apple invented white headphones, I’m saying which is a fact they trademarked it (not legally, subconsciously). It’s no different that people telling you to “Google it” did Google create search engines no, but they have a monopoly on the mind. Why not say Bing it, or Yahoo it, or ask Jeeves it, etc?

      • “Please tell me the dumb phone that came with headphones?”

        Why restrict the options to just dumb phones when there were many other devices using white headphones too? ‘Cause that’s the only way Apple wins the color white? Pathetic. Regardless, phones like them Xperia flip phones, and some of Samsung’s slide phones came with headphones.

        “Your quick to admit Samsung copied the EarPods style but find it impossible they also copied the color?”

        Yeah, ’cause one didn’t exist before, the other did and was wide spread. Is it that hard for your head to comprehend? Just silly and pathetic trying to justify some company owns a color that’s been widely used…you weren’t related to them pathetic lawyers that literally patented retangular phones/tablets for Apple bu any chance, were you? This conversation just keeps gettingore and more ignoramus, gonna end it here.

      • Rowan09

        Appe doesn’t own a color you made that ridiculous statement not me. I clearly explained but you want to fight a losing battle. I explained like you told me to “Google search” as if Google created search engines. I clearly said it’s a monopoly of the mind, but you keep stating Apple doesn’t own a color. I said when you see white headphones in someone’s ears it would be very plausible to say it’s an iDevice. Samsung copied the EarPods and white color, but it’s no big deal man. Apple copied the jailbreak community and Android OS with certain things. Let me guess. You don’t believe Samsung offers gold phones now because of Apple either huh?

    • Your Mother

      wont sell as much, lol. the phone is sold out everywhere you go. in fact, I spoke to best buy and AT&T reps at every location I went trying to buy a second one and all of them said the same thing of the phone. more interesting though is how they all said that people are paying for them off contract,

      • Rowan09

        I heard the same with the S5 as well and the Note 4.

  • Jim Hart

    Too bad Samsung can’t copy Apple’s profits.

    • WolfgangHoltz

      Without Samsung Apple is nothing in the smartphone area.

      • igorsky

        Wow, congrats on winning the “most idiotic post of the day” award. You’ve earned it.

      • Magnusarie

        Actually it is not idiotic, Apple as a smartphone maker wont be what it is without healthy competition from Android

      • igorsky

        Competition from Andriod? That I agree with. Samsung Mobile exists by trying to copy everything Apple does (which was proven in court), so that’s hardly “competition”.

      • Magnusarie

        You still miss the point, Without Samsung hot on the heels of Apple, do you think Apple would have gotten better……
        Agreed that Apple is leading now, the only company that has given Apple a run for its money is Samsung.
        They both copy each other… Do we have to go into what Apple copied from Samsung because it cannot be patented

      • MR. RIGHT

        APPLE PRODUCTS ARE FOR SIMPLY PREDICTABLE PEOPLE…

        Most of them never tried a Samsung product. Even if Samsung doesn’t make money on selling phones they make phones that are worth the value. You buy an iPhone that does exactly what it did when they made the first iPhone. iOS is good but it doesn’t do anything at all. No multi-tasking at all even on the iPhone 6+ they make no use of that huge screen. I have an iPhone 5s and I’m tried of it because they never change anything on it. They add on a small feature and advertise it like crazy then people go crazy for one feature… They go slow as possible on use the up to date feature just so they can make money off you.

        Look at which one did more and offered more:
        Tell me the difference between the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 6.

        Tell me the difference between the Samsung S5 and S6

      • Rowan09

        Samsung is not hot on the heels of Apple with what matters most money and their popularity has been sinking since the S4 and Note 2. Samsung makes multiple phones a year so a better comparison would be to tell me the difference between the Note 4 and S6 besides obvious looks. Every company upgrades the processor, camera, screen, etc.

      • Kr00

        Now that is an ignorant comment. Apple run their own race, pushed by their desire to build better products. Who were Apple competing with when they released the original iPhone, or the iPad or the iPod or even their first computer? They create marketplaces for others to enter. They may have an eye on what is being done in a marketplace but I don’t think they’re greatly influenced by it.

      • Kurt

        Apple has lost in court against samesung too. They both copy. Just look at the iphone, and the placement of buttons screen size, health kit etc etc etc pure copy of the Note.

      • Rowan09

        Health kit is a copy of S health? Come on man, just simply has a health based app in your ecosystem doesn’t mean it’s a copy, they don’t act the same way or do the same things. Samsung is the only company to place the power button on the side now, isn’t possible that the larger since phone is more comfortable with it on the side. When Samsung had the power button on top along with Apple I gues they copied the first smartphone maker then. Increasing the screen size was bound to happen and I can’t argue Samsung did make it popular, but they weren’t the first Dell did it with the Streak 5.0.

      • Kurt

        We went over this many times. Dell streak was 5″…Samsung was first to go over 5 inches. The first to do a phablet. Apple copied so much from Samsung, but in my opinion, not enough. Thats why the iphone is just lacking in comparison. I proved you wrong on the healthkit before so I won’t do it again. I support copying. I’m happy when Samsung copies and I’m happy when Apple copies. <—non biased statement.

        Your too biased. In your apple idolizing mind, only Samsung copies. I just wonder how you wrap your head around all the times Apple has lost in court against Samsung.

      • Rowan09

        Are you serious? The term “phablet” is for any phone 5″+ so the Dell Streak was a phablet. I already said Samsung made bigger screen phones popular, but they weren’t the first HTC did it first and they (Samsung) took it to another level. If the definition of copying is who did it first it’s not Samsung. The term copying to me means trying to actually be the company you are copying, Samsung is trying to be like Apple and in good reason. I’m not mad at Samsung as I’ve stated before I own 2 Note 2s and I’m not getting rid of them. You never prove me wrong on the S health nonsense. Samsung was not the first to include a health based app baked in the OS and even if they were, that doesn’t constitute for copying. Only if Apple made one thats trying to be S Health and that’s not the case. Sorry I don’t idolize anyone or thing.

      • MR. RIGHT

        @iggs:disqus he can’t take that award from you

      • Magnusarie

        I completely agree with you , even though i have always used Iphones.
        Apple will be nowhere without Samsung and other top android phones

      • Kr00

        Another stupid comment. Samsung is the one who would be nothing without Apple. The billions Apple have paid for components over the years have given samescum the cash to eventually steal from their business partner. Take that money out and samescum would have nothing. Pity they choose to steal from all their business partners. And it shows on their bottom line. Karma is a bitch.

      • WolfgangHoltz

        And what do you call it when Apple use technology from Ericsson without paying for it? Maybe you should check the facts about who is stealing or not before you open your pie hole. Without Ericsson and their patents all iPhones would be in constant flight mode.

      • Kurt

        the multitasking(if you can call it that) on ios with the card view was a complete rip off of webos. look at the iphone 6 plus. so much of the design was a complete rip off of the galaxy note. samsung still does large screens best. They make most use of it. split screen/s pen features, you can even type with one hand if you choose the option that uses a smaller keyboard that is shifted over to the side your typing on. I use it everyday and its the same feel as when I used to have a tiny iphone 4s.

      • Kr00

        Check some facts yourself, there are FRAND exemptions to most of what Ericsson claim, (nothing actually been proven). Samescum have blatantly and shamelessly stolen from all its business partners. Sharp, Panasonic, Pioneer, Sony, Nokia, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and a whole lot more. They’re run by a single cartel family who have bought off judges, politicians, government officials. Don’t believe me? Search for the Vanity Fair exposé on the Samsung Apple war. It tells it all.

      • Kr00

        Hey, when Apple have been found guilty of bribery, jury tampering, falsification of evidence, price fixing, money laundering and blatant patent theft on a grand scale, you call me, won’t you?

      • He should have said, Samsung Mobile at least, Samsung is gigantic company that does a ton more than make lame phones. Of course Apple would have found someone else to make their chips if Samsung’s tech factories could not.

      • ravinigga

        Without iPhone then we still use flipphones

      • Kurt

        no

      • ravinigga

        THE s6 bend more easliy then iPhone 6

    • mrgerbik

      You know those profits come from your pocket right? RAH RAH I’m a corporate whore RAH RAH!

      • Rowan09

        Just like when you buy name brand clothing or food, it’s no different. People like what they like and will support it, so no need to make that statement.

    • Kurt

      Customers being ripped off more by apple makes you proud huh? weirdos on this site amaze me.

    • Your Mother

      to bad apple’s profit don’t benefit you as a loser, I meant user.

  • Magnusarie

    A lot of fanboys spewing ignorant comments, Samsung was making phones a decade ago before Apple got into the game.

    Even if Samsung stops making smartphones, it is not going anywhere because it is a hugely diversified business into other sectors, which is one of the reason apple is trying to diversify widely now.

    As much fanboys thinks the world revolves around Apple , it really does not.
    Do people think Apple would have gotten better if there was no competition.
    Where was Apple back in the days……

    Everyone copies from each other and thats the nature of technology these days.just as Samsung and Apple copies from each other.

    Ignorant Apple boys should learn to live with it.

    • iPodDroid

      TBH all smartphone fanboys are like this, it’s just that both Fandroids and iSheep are just so loud about it.

    • igorsky

      Ironic that you use the term “ignorant’ in your very first sentence and then continue to type ignorant nonsense.

      Samsung was busy trying to copy Blackberry and HTC before Apple got into the game. After Apple ate their lunch, Samsung then devoted all resources to copying Apple. This has been proven in court. And of course Samsung will be around…there are plenty of other industries for them to start stealing from. How about looking up Dyson vs. Samsung, a case that Samsung won on a technicality.

      If you like using Samsung products then that’s your business. But please don’t defend this sleazebag company because that’s what they are…sleazebags.

      • Magnusarie

        FYI I have always used Iphones since 3GS and remains so till date with iphone 6s and have also used Android phones,
        Like i have stated, everyone copies from each other as Apple has shown, some just do it better.
        At some point, phablets were a no go for Apple by steve jobs until they realized Samsung was making loads of money off it.
        The only reason Samsung cannot take apple to court was simply because you cannot patent size….
        Everyone copies … some are just worse than others

      • Kr00

        I think you need to do some homework on the company you defend. Samescum are the most corrupt company on the face of the earth. They bribe judges, politicians and public officials. Their CEO has gone to jail for these and other crimes. They use child labour in their factories. They have screwed over every single business partner they do business with, for decades. They collude to push businesses to the wall and deny competitors supply. They’ve been proven to hire trolls to troll opponents sites to spread FUD, and they threaten to sue journalists who dare write stories exposing these crimes. If you’re happy tying yourself to this kind of business, I sincerely wish you well. But if you lay down with dogs you end up with fleas.

      • Rowan09

        Dell make the Streak 5.0 and 7.0 before Samsung made the Note 1, so if anything everyone copied them. HTC made the Evo and HD1 which were popular big screen phones before Samsung started the “phablet” phrase. Samsung did make “phablets” popular, but they were not the first if that’s what it means to copy. Apple is no different than any other company and must change with time. The main reason they went to a larger screen was to please the Chinese market and it paid off for them.

    • Kr00

      Ahh, now I know why you’re making so many stupid comments, you’re a troll. That explains your stupidity. Clearly not happy in your world if you have to troll opponents websites with such utter crap, you coming here is proof of that. Try and have a happy life, if you can.

      • Kurt

        wow you take this stuff personal. pathetic. But I do agree with others that Apple copies so much from Samsung (and vise versa). They need to keep copying because samsung is still far ahead of the game. I don’t see myself coming back to buy an iPhone anytime soon. Note is just so much better of a phone and better looking.

      • Kr00

        Not personally, I just have no respect for a moral bankrupt company like samescum. If only you knew.

      • Kurt

        Same goes for the Christianophobic company called Apple who gets rid of their philanthropy department because their CEO was a scumbag.

        If only you knew.

      • Kr00

        Chalk and cheese. I don’t seem to recall any Apple CEO or executives going to jail for bribery, price fixing and extortion, do you? Give me a scumbag CEO over a bunch of criminals any day champ.

      • Kr00

        Only thing pathetic is a company that has been found guilty of price fixing, money laundering, jury tampering, political corruption, tax dodging, bribery, patent theft on a massive scale, child slave labor, several executives spending 7-14 months in jail, and according to one of their own patent lawyers, Sam Baxter, quote, ” I represented Samsung and they couldn’t tell the truth if their lives depended on it.” One more thing pathetic, are those like you who support such a company. Why not join the KKK, they have as much credibility as samescum.

      • Kurt

        You’re racist. That’s beyond pathetic. Go join the black panthers. With their avg IQ of 80 you will fit in just fine.

        About Samsung, I wont defend them when they do wrong. Why would I? And they do wrong often just like Apple. I’m not an Apple fanboy who idolizes a company. That’s just weird. Samsung is not my identity like Apple is for you. Pathetic.

      • Kr00

        Ha ha, you can’t handle the truth, so you squeal “racist”. What an utter loser you are. The facts are the facts, so stop being so butthurt. I never mentioned anyones race you fuckwit, so get your head out of your ass. Nobody cares where these people come from, they’re still the biggest bunch of criminals on the face of the earth, and its all there for everyone to see. You supporting such a morally bankrupt company like this says a lot about you and your lack of intelligence. The only thing pathetic is you sticking up for a bunch of crooks. Why don’t you join the KKK seeing as you enjoy associating yourself with lowlife assholes. Truth hurts, doesn’t it?

  • Magnusarie

    Every company has a time and phase in the limelight, This is Apple’s turn, 5-10 years from now, We will be talking about the next great technology company and it wont be Apple.

    • NeftyCorrea

      Lol so true some new company will rise and take over at some point but till then apple is on top

      • Magnusarie

        That is just the cyclic nature of technology and trends, Every company on top should enjoy its position.

    • Remember when it was Motorola and Nokia? Lol

      • Magnusarie

        Ohh.Yes sir!!!!! Those were the days!! No fanboyism then.

    • Rowan09

      People made that statement with the first iPhone. I don’t see Apple trending downward anytime soon, as long as they keep innovating they’ll be fine. Apples greatest asset is its ecosystem.

  • Dante Arellano

    So should i go head and sell out my iphone 6 plus 128gb and buy one of those fuckking samesum phones or what?

  • mike smith

    Since when you talk for everybody, I have iPhone and I like Samsung. You are the person that Apple make a shit with their logo and you buy it.

    • leart

      And samsung will start to sell shit immediately after

  • mike smith

    I have a nice watch and I don’t wear it. Now Apple made the Watch now I want it and many people Than never wear a watch now they want it. I always tell, Apple can create anything and they will sell it now Apple create a pen for a value of 300 dollars everybody pay for that. And I am very fanatic of Apple but not to give them all my money in everything they make.

    • George

      Yeah, lots of people will buy it and it doesn’t mean they won’t regret it in a month after they don’t want to wear a watch anymore.

  • mrgerbik

    For the iTurds that keep claiming Apple isn’t gouging their customers:

    It costs $358 to produce a 128GB LTE iPad air 2 – it’s retail price: $829
    It costs $263 to produce a 128GB iPhone 6 – it’s retail price: $849

    The iPad over 30% more expensive to produce, but it’s $20 cheaper to buy.

    R&D & marketing is BS – it’s price gouging. Period.

    • Rowan09

      If you believe business is not about profits then you’re lost. Check to see how much it cost to make a sneaker and food we eat. The worst markup market is the makeup market check that out too. The only rule of business is to make money, so that is no surprise. It costs over a $2000 for a Hugo Boss suit when you can buy a suit for $99, it’s business.

      • George

        If apple wants to make the world a better place and be a true american company they can afford to make the iPhone in the u.s. I bet you it will make them more money in the long run.

  • Sony

    Apple is the king of marketing ❤️

    • George

      Apple doesn’t do marketing, it has isheep for a reason.

  • Did someone drop it into a fancy toilet bowl?

  • Saudor

    “Spending more to build a device that will be sold for less doesn’t seem like the best idea either.”

    The carriers subdize It. Not like Galaxy s6 is $199 or whatever the price is off contract

  • singhay559

    No $hit sherlock. It’s equipped with the latest hardware inside and out. What else you expect. Also to prove it look at the drop test on it and the iPhone 6s on YouTube. You’ll understand why.

  • ravinigga

    I see only little upgrade from s5 slight faster no differents and no point edge.
    So I should go for s5 because s6 is kinda the same only other design.

    • Kurt

      low IQ much?

  • Kurt

    According to phonearena: “It turns out that the new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge use a grade 6013 aluminum alloy, while most other smartphones, including the iPhone6/6 Plus, make do with a derivative of the inferior 6063 grade. the 6013 aluminum is 1.5 times stronger and 1.2 times more scratch-resistant than the type of aluminum used in the new iPhones.”

  • “Spending more to build a device that will be sold for less doesn’t seem like the best idea either.”

    No, it sounds more like a reasonable idea; offering the latest specs and quality materials at a less greedy price. I believe even the OnePlus One costs close to the iPhone to build (if not more), yet it offers a lot more under the hood for quarter the price. Extreme greed isn’t the only way for a company to survive you know…

    • Rowan09

      Come on seriously? Samsung is only doing this because they are losing money, please stop that knight in shining armor nonsense. The S6 unsubstidized is still a lot of money, just like every other phone.

      • Yes, seriously.

        “Samsung is only doing this because they are losing money”

        You weren’t born yesterday dude, so why you acting this ignoramus and naïve? You and I clearly know Samsung’s flagship devices have always been priced slightly lower than Apple’s own (been like that with the Galaxy S line for a while now), even when they were booming. Now you all of a sudden think it’s just due to losing money…you don’t have to switch your brain off just to defend Apple, you really don’t.

      • Rowan09

        I was speaking of them making the phone for more than Apple and selling it for less. They offer a lot more according to what paper. No one cares and that’s why they don’t sell well anymore. It’s the same thing every year like people accuse Apple of, plus they release the Note series which is the S with a stylus the same year.

      • “They offer a lot more according to what paper.”

        According to not just common sense, but according to reviews/comparisons like this overall one (http://bit. ly/1HvJvlD), this camera one (http://bit. ly/1Es9ZU5), etc. You don’t care, good for you. Many others do…

        “No one cares and that’s why they don’t sell well anymore. “

        You make it sound like they’re no longer selling many flagship devices, if you actually research outside the Apple store, you’ll realize their flagship devices are doing fine (http://bit. ly/1HvIl9E), it’s mainly the lower sector market they’re losing money in due to big competition from Xiomi and others.

      • Rowan09

        I don’t care or hate Samsung or any other company an Android is an Android. Everyone make this big deal about Samsung and I really don’t know why and I own 2 of them and getting my wife the S6. After the Note 2 Samsung’s high end devices have not been doing as good, they’ve been declining. The S5 had problem selling the Note 3 did as well, if Apple was in the same position I could see you post now bashing them. There’s a reason they stopped giving sold numbers and only give you shipped figures.

      • “I don’t care or hate Samsung or any other company”

        Yeah I know you don’t care where your money goes…whatever floats your boat.

        “Everyone make this big deal about Samsung and I really don’t know why”

        What big deal? Offering more for less (i.e. bigger bang for the buck)?

        “After the Note 2 Samsung’s high end devices have not been doing as good, they’ve been declining. The S5 had problem selling the Note 3 did as well”

        Again, facts keep proving you wrong. Latest example is with the S6 (). Please, try and research outside that Apple store before making such claims. You just keep looking like a simpleton pulling claims from your behind thinking they’re facts.

        “if Apple was in the same position I could see you post now bashing them”

        Yeah, I’ll be bashing them with the facts, the same way I bashed Samsung with facts of them making too many phones, thus reducing their profits. I’m no fanboy of any company, I go by facts, simple. If the facts support Apple, then it’ll appear as praise from me.

      • Rowan09

        What’s the numbers on the S6 sales? It doesn’t exist they stopped giving sales figures only shipped numbers. I believe the S6 will sell well though due to the drastic change in design. The S4 and definitely the S5 did not sell well, so I don’t know why you’re trying to argue facts.

  • M571 email

    When I will transfer all my Bing Perform purchases, use Swype, have significantly more modification than easy history changes, and move audio and images and never having to use propitiatory computer software, then I MIGHT contemplate changing to iPhone