Salesforce CEO Thinks Apple Is Trying to Catch up to Samsung

Galaxy Note 7 vs. iPhone 6s Plus

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, who had once famously said that there’d be no Salesforce without Steve Jobs, thinks that Apple is far behind Samsung in the smartphone race and has a lot of catching up to do.

The CEO retweeted the following tweet of basketball coach Dennis Marshall:

Now, while Marc did not tweet the actual tweet himself, retweets from users also count towards them supporting the thought. When contacted by CNET, a Salesforce spokesperson confirmed that Marc Benioff himself retweeted the tweet, ironically from an iPhone itself.

In many ways, Apple does seem to be playing catch up to Samsung, but then this is largely due to the different product launch cycles that the companies follow. The upcoming iPhone 7 will feature a larger battery, water-resistant, and possibly a new color — something which Benioff and Marshall both think are areas where Samsung is currently ahead of Apple.

When comparing Samsung’s offerings like the Galaxy S7 edge and the Note 7 to Apple’s iPhone 6s, there is no denying the fact that Samsung’s devices offer more features. However, one has to keep in mind that the iPhone 6s was already six months old when the Galaxy S7 edge first launched. With the iPhone 7, Apple will catch up to Samsung in many aspects, but the handset having the same design as its predecessors is likely going to disappoint a lot of people.

[Via CNet]

Salesforce CEO Thinks Apple Is Playing Catch up to Samsung.