“A customer satisfaction survey ranking smartphones features and desirability in South Korea awarded Apple’s iPhone 5s a widening lead over domestic rivals including LG, Samsung and Pantech,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.

“Marketing Insight, a South Korean firm that tracks users satisfaction rankings across a variety of factors, compared Apple’s iPhone 5s against Samsung’s latest Galaxy S5, LG G Pro2, Nexus 5 and other models,” Dilger reports. “While Apple overall was significantly above average across every category, Samsung was ranked below average in design, display, processing speed, multimedia speed, size and weight, usability, response to touch, latest tech and UI design.”

“Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 flagship was ranked below iPhone 5s across the board, but it also came in below average in comparison to other Android products in terms of design, and ended up in sixth place overal,” Dilger reports. “The survey involved 9,397 consumers who purchased a smartphone during the 6 months between October 2013 and April 2014. “The gap of satisfaction between Apple and domestic products has rather increased,” noted a report by the Korean language Ohmy News… The survey noted that nearly 90 percent of iPhone users reported being ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their purchase, while only about 50 percent of domestic makers got a similar ranking.”

MacDailyNews Take: And 90% of those 50% who claim to be “satisfied” with a fragmandroid phone, of all things, have never used a real iPhone. The remaining 10% “hate Apple” for some baseless reasons which they invariably explain with tired clichés, outright falsehoods, and spittle-spraying chants of the word “open” (for which they obviously have their own special definition).

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MacDailyNews Take: Now, to be fair, this is only because Samsung makes and markets cheap, plastic, antiquated 32-bit crap with an off-the-shelf OS that was originally meant to be a BlackBerry knockoff but was hastily rejiggered to resemble Apple’s revolutionary iPhone.

Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

Here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
cellphones before and after Apple iPhone

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