“Apple had just come out with the iPhone X, so its biggest rival had to snort,” Chris Matyszczyk writes for ZDNet. “It released an ad that boasted how Samsung had, allegedly, been first in just about every phone development over the previous 10 years.”

“Screens on the Galaxy Fold phones sent to reviewers appear to be more brittle than many NBA players’ egos,” Matyszczyk writes. “For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, the Korean handset maker says it’s going ahead with the launch of the Fold on April 26.”

“A Samsung spokesperson made it all seem like a minor snafu, rather than an unfolding disaster,” Matyszczyk writes. “One might understand if it was just one phone. But when several reviewers experience different issues, isn’t this a reason to pause? Isn’t it also a reason to reconsider the desperation of being first to market? I can’t help but imagine there might be one or two sniggers in the Spaceship this morning.”

Matyszczyk writes, “If you’re going to put new, exciting gadgets into the wild world — especially if they cost $2,000 — it’s as well to ensure that those who review them first don’t focus on the fact that the gadget appears to be falling apart.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Samsung has to continually claim to be “first” because they’re trying to deflect from the blatant fact that they knocked off the iPhone lock, stock, and barrel. Samsung’s, and Google’s, whole smartphone business is based on mimicking iPhone and everybody older than a ten-year-old knows it.

• As with fingerprint and facial recognition, when Apple debuts a foldable iPhone, then foldable smartphones will have been done right. — MacDailyNews, January 17, 2019

• We’ll see a mess of weird attempts before Apple shows how it’s to be done, as usual.MacDailyNews, January 23, 2019

• If and when Apple debuts a foldable iPhone, they’ll be showing the world how it should be done and what to copy going forward. As usual.MacDailyNews, February 27, 2019

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.

Samsung Galaxy Fold display failures raise specter of Note 7 fiasco – April 18, 2019
CNBC reviews Samsung Galaxy Fold: Completely unusable after just two days of use – April 17, 2019
The Verge reviews Samsung Galaxy Fold: Screen broke after just a day – April 17, 2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold display issues emerge immediately – April 17, 2019
Ugly wrinkle for Samsung: Galaxy Fold sports a nasty crease running down the middle of the display – March 21, 2019
absolute joke – March 14, 2019
Apple’s glass supplier says it’ll be ready for real, durable foldable iPhones within ‘a couple of years’ – March 5, 2019
Apple patent application reveals foldable iPhone with self-heating display, lock-out mechanism to protect against cold weather damage – February 28, 2019
If Apple does a foldable iPhone, then folding phones will have been done right – February 28, 2019