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skyeyemx t1_j7o93hk wrote

Pretty much how this usually goes. Samsung invents something, works out the kinks, then a few years down the line Apple uses it and markets it as if they made it. And then people flock to it. OLEDs, minimized bezels, variable refresh rates, and so much more.


rpkarma t1_j7oeyv5 wrote

Yeah like 60GB of bloatware lol


SpecialNose9325 t1_j7oyjbk wrote

I get that the ars technica article said that, but kinda odd that they provided no screenshots and no other source has said the same thing. Im starting to get skeptical about there being only one unverified source for this.


rpkarma t1_j7p33f0 wrote

I mean I personally hope it’s bullshit, as that’s ridiculous. Or that if it is true, that the pressure from the media gets Samsung to trim it down.


SpecialNose9325 t1_j7p4f1g wrote

I wouldnt put it past Samsung to screw up like that, but they do often fix stuff if they get backlash. Id assume people with 128gb phones will be the loudest criticism.


shipmaster1995 t1_j9nsp08 wrote

Just scrolling and know this is an old thread, but that ars article was proven to be wrong. The actual OS system only takes 12.5 gigs because of the way that Samsung calculates storage uses by default (it counts all apps as 'system' for some reason)


Ricky_Rollin t1_j7o9wp4 wrote

Swiping on text. Ignoring phone calls but still being able to access your phone.

Apples gonna start making folding screens too and people will forget that Samsung pioneered it.


AceMKV t1_j7oda5c wrote

Samsung is still the only one using ultrasonic fingerprint sensors so I can't wait till apple brings back touch id with those sensors and calls it innovative


Radoasted t1_j7x7ddu wrote

You’re looking at it wrong. You don’t want a fingerprint scanner or a facial scan. What you actually want is simple - authentication that you are using the device, not someone else. You want high security with low friction. Without debating which one is actually more secure tech, let’s just agree that either one is sufficient, which means one of them is redundant. You can either give consumers the choice like Samsung and include both fingerprint and facial scans, OR you can make the decision for them like Apple did and leverage what’s already in the device - a front camera.

Both answers are acceptable, and really illustrates the design ideology between each company. They both have their place in the world.


Radoasted t1_j7x4w8m wrote

The spirit of what you said holds some truth, but not only did you not actually name anything, but I’m not sure you know how patents work.

First, Kodak invented OLED. Not only did Apple not ever claim they invented it, but they literally use Samsung for a majority of the panels.

Second, you don’t “invent” minimal bezels or variable refresh rates, you patent a technique to achieve it.

A more accurate statement would be “Apple needs to make money, so they either wait for markets to mature, or they firmly plant their feet on how they see the future. Their are numerous examples of both.

Apple didn’t invent the desktop metaphor, but they were first to market with a consumer application because Jobs famously saw it and had an epiphany.

Apple didn’t invent the mp3 player, but the iPod put everything else to shame.

Apple didn’t invent the smartphone, or multitouch, but once the iPhone came out it clearly set a new standard forcing Google to quickly buy a little company at the time called Android.