Samsung, who isn’t afraid to copy Apple at all, will apparently continue to copy Apple as it looks to spur sales of its aging flagship.
Samsung is definitely not afraid to spend some money, and the company has just announced another giant acquisition.
Half of the people who purchased a Galaxy Note 7 will switch to an iPhone, according to a new survey. Fortunately for the South Korean company, the fiasco doesn’t appear to have damaged its brand too much, with the vast majority still willing to buy other Samsung products.
In a filing with South Korean regulators, Samsung has noted that it would be permanently stopping production and sales of the Galaxy Note 7. The move from the Korean company comes after more than seven different incidents were reported about the safe Note 7 units also exploding over the last one week and the company asking customers to turn off and return their device.
Since the launch of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has been facing troublesome reports that units catch fire, which eventually led the company to announce a formal recall of the phablet.
Late last week, it was reported that Samsung had been ruled to pay Apple $119.6 million in a court decision over the slide-to-unlock feature.
Amidst reports of multiple replacement Galaxy Note 7 units exploding in Taiwan, Korea, and in the United States, Samsung has reportedly halted production of the Galaxy Note 7 in its factories. This includes the company’s Vietnam factory that is responsible for the global shipments of the device.
Dating back to 2011, Samsung and Apple have been duking it out in courts over a variety of different patent and copyright issues between them.
Back in May of this year, Adam Cheyer and Dag Kittlaus showed off their new attempt at building a breakthrough artificial intelligence-based assistant.