“The Mobile Word Congress (MWC) wraps up in Barcelona today and the conventional wisdom is the confab was great for Google and not so good for Apple,” Aaron Task reports for Yahoo Finance. “But the conventional wisdom is often wrong and Yahoo Finance’s Aaron Pressman thinks 2014 is shaping up to be a good year for Apple, citing ‘very low expectations and a big opportunity to innovate.'”

“Pressman even found some positives for Apple amid all the ‘mindshare’ Android captured at MWC,” Task reports. “‘Samsung’s new galaxy S5 is just a complete and total ripoff of what Apple did six months ago with the iPhone 5S,’ he says, citing the fingerprint reader and gold color as prime examples. ‘And the fingerprint reader is reportedly much less easy to use than Apple’s. There’s a possibility all this copying and aping of Apple bounces back not well for Samsung and the overall Android ecosystem.'”

Task reports, “The real opportunity for Apple, he says, will come around the expected launch of iPhone 6 later this year. ‘There’s real danger these Android phones that are very derivative and not exciting get left in the dust in a couple of months if there’s an iPhone which really has some Apple innovation in it.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: A plastic, 32-bit “flagship” that cannot even compete with the iPhone 4S, introduced by Apple in October 2011, much less an iPhone 5s? Seriously, Samsung? You should go back to trying to directly ape everything about Apple’s iPhone: You’d have much better products and, God knows, the “justice system” will never catch up with you.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “neutrino23” for the heads up.]

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