After years of mocking Apple, slavish copier Samsung kills headphone jack in latest iPhone wannabe

“The Galaxy A8s… is Samsung’s first smartphone with an Infinity-O display, which has a nearly edge-to-edge, uninterrupted design beyond a small hole for the front-facing camera,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors.

“It is also Samsung’s first smartphone without a headphone jack, much to the amusement of iPhone users, as Samsung has mocked Apple for over two years over its decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 in 2016, a trend that has continued through to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR,” Rossignol reports. “Earlier this year, Samsung mocked the iPhone X’s lack of a headphone jack in one of its ‘Ingenius’ ads promoting the Galaxy S9.”

“Samsung isn’t the first tech giant to mock Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack, only to follow suit,” Rossignol reports. “Google poked fun at the iPhone 7’s lack of headphone jack while unveiling its original Pixel smartphone in 2016, and then the Pixel 2 launched without one just a year later.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple leads. All others follow. As usual.

The shameless insolence required for these IP-infringing follower thieves, Samsung and Google, to mock anything from the very company that defined the smartphone for them, and everyone else, handing them billions in profits, is immeasurable and pitiable.

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

And, here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

cellphones before and after Apple iPhone

People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.

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9 Comments

  1. Tech media is like CNN, ABC and all those fake news companies.
    When ever apple makes a great product or a great change, every tech news company mock apple and praise the copiers. But when the copiers do the same as apple, they put it out as a great achievement. Sounds familliar?
    Everything Donal Trump does is bad but when you tell people Obama did it whit out them knowing that Trump did it too, then it is good.
    Just like Fake news are betraying this country praising foreign policies and mandatories (like Macron and Merkel), the same thing is happening with Fake Tech news praising foreign companies copying the creativity and genius of the American people and criticizing American designed products like apple products.

  2. Apple made the initial decision to do away with the headphone jack on the iPhone and one by one, other manufacturers also removed the headphone jack. Apple had to take all the heat as reviewers criticized Apple for being the first to remove the headphone jack and then they criticized Apple for creating such a horrible trend for other manufacturers to follow. Apple will never be praised for anything it does to the iPhone first despite other manufacturers copying them later down the line.

    Very little will be said about the removal of the headphone jack on the Samsung A8s because it’s not a flagship smartphone. Let’s see if Samsung removes the headphone jack on the S10 and Note 10. If Samsung does, some reviewers will complain but by now, most reviewers will have gotten used to seeing smartphones without headphone jacks and will calmly say it’s not that much of a drawback.

    The iPhone appears to have fallen so far from favor in the news media and tech industry that nothing Apple does to it is going to help it recover. Bad press can ruin any product especially when consumers stop buying it due to some imagined risk.

  3. And here’s the upside of not being trapped by iOS…
    Samsung makes many models, and Android has many other OEMs that make many models.
    So, if you want it, you can get it.

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