People are dumping Samsung’s unsafe, exploding phones and upgrading to Apple’s iPhone

“Research firm TrendForce revised up Apple’s 2016 smartphone shipment forecasts by 3 million to 208 million, while slashing Samsung’s shipments estimates by 6 million. It also raised forecasts for China’s Huawei Technologies, No.3 globally, by 4 million,” Julia Love and Deborah M. Todd report for Reuters. “‘A substantial portion of consumers’ demand will now go to the three major Chinese brands – Huawei, Vivo and OPPO,’ it said in a note.”

“In San Francisco, prime Apple territory, some consumers were switching to the home team, and Apple stock has risen on expectations of a broader move,” Love and Todd report. “‘Some people might have already been thinking about making the switch and now here’s their chance,’ said Robin Williams, a sales associate at a Sprint store on Van Ness St in San Francisco, describing some customers moving to Apple. Bob O’Donnell of TECHnalysis Research said Apple would benefit, ‘but I don’t think they are going to get all of it because Apple has a single product.'”

“Samsung on Tuesday scrapped the $882 [Galaxy Note 7] flagship smartphone, in what could be one of the costliest product safety failures in tech history,” Love and Todd report. “A permanent end to Note 7 sales could cost it up to $17 billion, according to calculations based on analysts’ projected shipments of the device.”

“At a T-Mobile store in San Francisco, salesperson Omar Arreola said some Samsung customers were so upset with the company that they switched to the iPhone 7. ‘They trust the brand,’ he said,” Love and Todd report. “Brian Green, whose Note 7 caught fire on a Southwest Airlines flight last week, also said he replaced his device with an iPhone.”

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MacDailyNews Take: It’s amazing that it took fires, property loss, and threat of injury and death for some people to consider that buying from immoral thieves is a bad idea, but, hey… just another sign of the times.

Well, regardless of how we got here, karma does what karma does, thankfully! Welcome to the light, those who formerly settled for knockoff crap from a South Korean dishwasher maker.

Burned by Samsung? Get a real iPhone.

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  1. Wait, Apple Inc. had better be careful, because next Samsung will be claiming that it was Samsung’s slavish copying of the iPhone design that caused the Note 7 to explode!!


        1. More likely, the phones overheat the CPU by falling into an infinite, tight loop somewhere in Android/Java: two of the worst pieces of software ever written.

    1. There are Galaxy Note 7 users on youtube who swear they’re not going to give up their wonderful phablets. They believe the whole exploding Note 7 problem is a hoax perpetrated by Apple and Tim Cook. They say that an iPhone could never replace a Note 7 in terms of features and Android OS has iOS beat by a country mile. That’s true loyalty. With the winter weather coming a slightly warm Note 7 is a welcome device like a personal portable heater.

  2. It get’s better.

    This should go under “You Just Can’t Make This S#!† Up”!

    Samsung is sending “FIRE RESISTANT RETURN BOXES” for folks to return their BBQ starters!

    Can you imagine the Postal Workers/Delivery Drivers who have Samsung Cellphone Returns on their route? Think about it.

    They get to pick up a couple hundred of these things at a time?!?!?

    Like, I’ve got a truck full of little time bombs in the back here.

    Every bump, every hard turn and short stop is going to have them breaking out in a sweat.

    Hope they don’t get in an accident on the way to Samsung to drop the things off.

    1. Dude just chill. It was a horrible mistake that any manufacturer could have fumbled, in this case a horrific loss for Samsung. It is true they need to work on their game. But what if Apple did the same mistake as well? Would you not twist the truth, or completely ignore the issue?
      There is Apple bias, and there is Samsung bias as well. People have their preferences, (and I hope I do not get flamed for this, [I prefer Samsung]), and you have yours. But don’t go and shout your claims rudely on this website like the other regular idiots that post.

  3. Dream on. Why on earth should anybody who owned a Note 7 or was aiming to buy a Note 7 downgrade to an obselete dull iphone 7?

    I you drive a Mercedes 500 SEL that has some issues you don’t downgrade to a Volkswagen.

    Note 7 users and pontential buyers will wait for the S8 that also will blow away the childish iphone.

    1. Dude chill. The fact that Note 7 phones are exploding has been enough for some people to change to an iPhone 7. That reasoning is perfectly logical. (Though I do know some iPhones are exploding too!) Don’t get me wrong, I have an s7 Edge and have had a great time using the Note 7 before I had to return my Note 7 for the 2nd time. There is Apple bias, and there is Samsung bias as well. People have their preferences, (and I hope I do not get flamed for this, [I prefer Samsung]), and you have yours. But don’t go and shout your claims rudely on this website like the other regular idiots that post.

  4. You know, you people should stop nit picking on Android and Samsung. I understand that you have a preference for Apple, while I have certain preferences of my own. I am using a Samsung Galaxy s7 Edge which I have bought 6 months ago, and it works fantastically with no problems whatsoever. iPhones, according to the same tabloids you get your information from, have also been exploding. But your bias tends to overlook these small faults, yet pick on the same issues with the Samsung. I have seen your posts on everything non-Apple, frequently using the terms beleaguered and copier. Just because key ideas have been analysed and applied, does not mean it is copying! It is how the product improves and moves forward. The people of the world have their preferences, but don’t take them and inflate them to downright bias which can affect your judgement. That goes for everyone, including equally despicable ‘fan-droids’. I can understand where you’re coming from, but allow yourself to see all the positives and negatives in each individual phone. (Please don’t ridicule my post, I am trying to view the situation in a neutral manner, though I would love to have a proper discussion for those willing to!)
    BTW, I am living in Australia, so don’t be surprised at how late or early I am typing this message.

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