What does Samsung do that Apple can never achieve?

Build tanks.


Yup. You read it right.

Samsung not only makes great phones and televisions, but it also manufactures awesome death machines.

It has made things like this:

K9 Thunder mobile artillery

And created the fire control system for this:

K1 88 Main Battle Tank

Yeah, didn't see that one coming did ya?

Now imagine America's next tanks charging into battle with the Apple logo on the side.

Something tells me that ain't gonna happen.

19 Replies to “What does Samsung do that Apple can never achieve?”

  1. IThere are a few things that Samsung can do that Apple likely never will or haven't already done.

    Before I start, I want to mention that Samsung also sells home appliances and TV's and flash drives and SSD drives and pretty much any consumer electronic you can think of, including DVD players and such, too.

    I'm focusing solely on phones for the rest of the answer.

    The first thing that Samsung does that Apple can't and won't do is using open and widely available ports on their phones.

    What this means is, while Apple has a proprietary and closed-off ecosystem of Lightning ports on their devices, Samsung instead uses ports that can be found almost anywhere. All of their phones up to the S7 used Micro-USB, which has been the standard in almost all small devices for years. If you broke your Samsung cable, chances are you have another two or three compatible cables laying around your house. Just plug them into the Samsung charging brick (old devices have weak chargers) and you can charge your phone with them. The newer S8 and later phones use USB-C, which, whether we want to accept it or not, will soon replace Micro-USB almost everywhere. I personally welcome it; USB-C is a very powerful standard.

    This also means that Samsung has and probably will continue to have a headphone jack on their phone. Apple will likely never bring back the headphone jack on their phones, because it would show that they made a mistake, and it would remove some of the long-term profitability of the iPhones, and would make their AirPods almost useless.

    There's also one more example of the free and open alternatives to Apple's software. Samsung Pay. Samsung Pay works on any store system with a card reader, as long as the phone can get close enough to the swiper. My local grocery store literally uses registers running Windows 98, and Samsung Pay works on them. I've only found one business that can't take Samsung Pay, and their card reader is recessed into their register. Apple Pay on the other hand can not work with any card readers; it requires a special purpose-built pad (probably made by Apple). Of all the stores I've gone too, I've only found one store that can take Apple Pay. It's a Coldstone, and their pay terminal is literally an iPad on a stick. (Edit: I discovered this is an issue with my region; it's a bit behind the times)

    Samsung can make cheap phones, which Apple will never do.

    The Galaxy S line is not Samsung's only line of phones. They have the Galaxy J line, which is more affordable versions of their S phones. They have an A line as well, which is somewhere between the J and S lines.

    Samsung phones run Android.

    Apple phones will never run Android.

    Android is far less restrictive than iOS and far easier to develop apps for.

    You need to pay $99 yearly to publish apps for iPhones.

    You can get a license to publish Android apps for $25.

    Samsung phones can have almost every aspect of their software customized. The answer is getting long, so I won't go far into detail.

    You can choose your own custom home screen if you wish, and customize it to your heart's content.

    You can choose your own lock screen if you wish, and customize it to your heart's content.

    You can get custom status bars if you wish, and customize it to your heart's content.

    You can get animated live wallpapers.

    You can get custom keyboards and customize them to your heart's content.

    You can theme the system UI and customize it to your heart's content.

    You can get a custom notification pulldown and customize it to your heart's content.

    You can get cool screen overlays that convey information in cool ways.

    You can get cool icon packs and mix and match them to your heart's content.

    You can get apps that add special gestures to your phone. There's even apps that add a swipe-up Action Center for those migrating from iPhone that might miss it.

    And all of the above is able to be done for free with the built-in Play Store and Samsung Theme Store. (The Play Store is Android's version of the App Store)

    You can plug your Samsung Phone into a mouse and keyboard and use them with your phone. (Edit: a commentor pointed out that iPhones also do this. Thank you)

    You can take that one step further by plugging the phone into a dock, to use it as a desktop PC.

    You can run Linux desktops on your phone (though it's a bit of a pain).

    You can emulate older versions of Windows on your phone, though they are quite slow.

    You can play video games in VR with either Google Cardboard or Gear VR. Connect an Xbox controller over Bluetooth to play some of those games better.

    Here's my own heavily customized S7 Edge.

  2. Samsung has around 80 companies under its belt ranging from engineering to ship building, Construction to financing, Military artillery to health care, their own fashion brand apart from being the largest producer of electronic appliances.

    The revenue of Samsung group as a whole is almost twice that of apple and 5 times that of google (stats from 2014).

    Samsung has around 98% monopoly of the OLED screen manufacturing market and Apple has no choice but to pay Samsung for its screens.

    Samsung has the ability to produce and sell a phone for as little as 20$ and still make a profit.

    Samsung, even though a premium phone manufacturer, is more focused on the mid range budget segment, something Apple cannot and will not do.

    Recently Samsung overtook Intel as the largest manufacturer of processing chips.

    These are some versatile things Samsung does that Apple cannot.

    Edit 1:

    Forgot to mention Samsung built many skyscrapers including the Burj Khalifa and the Petronas towers

  3. Burj Khalifa , Dubai ( 2009 )

    Tallest structure in the world since late 2008

    Petronas Towers , Malaysia ( 1996 )

    Tallest structure in the world during 1998 -2004

    Do you know the company who engineered and constructed these skyscrapers ?

    Its Samsung C&T Corporation ( Construction and Trading ) subsidary of Samsung Group .

    Apple Inc deals with Computer hardware , Computer Software, Consumer Electronics , Digital Distribution ; where as Samsung deals almost in every sector ranging from apparel to building skyscrapers and ships , electronics to even life insurance .

    This is what Samsung does and Apple can never achieve .

    EDIT : First 150+ upvotes ^_^ Thankyou .

  4. There are some things that Apple hasn't done and might not do in the near future-

    • (1) Range of products:

    If we are talking about cellphones, Apple has always launched a single phone every generation, investing all in the products’ advertisement and development. The devices end up being pretty expensive(the latest iPhone goes for a base price of $999). Now, Samsung has an entire range of devices with the basic smartphones starting from around a $100 price point. Now, this makes the latter OEM more accessible to the general public as a whole. Apple has been consistent with the quality of the devices, but that doesn't justify the price point for some users.

    • (2) Flexibility of OS:

    Samsung runs on Android. Apple on IOS. It is pretty well known that Android is far more customisable than Apple's own OS. Jailbreaking is an option, but the later IOS generations are more secure and this makes the process quite complicated for simple users. Rooting an Android device is far more easier, and also users can flash their own ROMS without much complications(Youtube has a lot of videos on this). Even a simple launcher gives the device a newer look. Also, there are more developers for the Android platform and this gives the users access to a wide range of apps.


    If we take into account the history of these companies, Samsung has always introduced newer features in its’ flagship devices much before its’ competitor. Be it a fingerprint scanner, OLED panels, higher screen-body ratio, OIS, wireless charging, water and dust resistance, these features have always appeared in a Galaxy device first.


    Also, Samsung still has the beloved 3.5mm headphone jack.

  5. Samsung is way bigger than you know. Samsung is a group of business which goes by the name of Samsung group. They are spread in a lot of business areas like Advertising, entertainment, financial services, hospitality, information and communications technology, medical and health care services, retail, shipbuilding and constructions business too.

    Amazing facts about Samsung :

    1. The processor chip Apple A9 which was used in iPhone 6s, 6s plus and iPad 9.7, is designed by Apple Inc. and manufactured by Samsung. Can Apple do the same with their biggest tech competitor? I think I have made my point.

    1.1 The famous Retina display from apple is made by Samsung.

    1. Tallest building in the world, the mighty, 'Burj khalifa' was built by Samsung constructions and others. Can Apple Inc. do this? No, because it is only a technology based company.

    1. Samsung has its own defense equipments production unit called Samsung Techwin. They provide defense equipments to South Korean army. Now, can you imagine iTanks in the US army? I don't think so.

    I think this answers your​ question.

    P.S.– Future is uncertain, we can't say what it has in it for us and also Apple Inc. is a leading tech giant. So, we can't predicate what tomorrow's​ Apple be like.

    Thank you!!

    Img. Credits- Google images.

  6. Samsung Vs. Apple: Comparing Business Models (AAPL, SSNLF)

    Both are best in comparison…


    Apple Inc

    It is fair to say there is no love lost between Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSNLF). They are in a worldwide corporate battle that started in 2010 when Samsung, then an Apple supplier, released a very iPhone-like product through its Galaxy lineup. Steve Jobs, Apple's late CEO, was furious and went on the offensive; Samsung, in turn, dug in its heels.

    It made sense that Samsung would try to incorporate elements of the Apple business model, especially after the American technology giant passed Exxon Mobil Corporation as the world's most valuable company in 2011. Ask either company, however, and you are likely to hear there is too much emulation going on.

    Consider the almost unprecedented legal wars taking place between Samsung and Apple, which span four continents and billions of dollars in awarded damages. Or the aggressive, political election-style marketing campaigns that are reminiscent of the Ford versus Chevy attack ads.

    From a business model perspective, the two companies are constantly converging and modifying, although stark contrasts remain. Samsung has been a global force longer and has its hands in more industries. Apple's rise has been comparatively meteoric and focused.

    In March 2014, someone leaked a Samsung strategy document from 2012 in which the Korean-based tech company blankly stated "Beating Apple is #1 Priority (everything must be context of beating Apple)." It is a telling example of the animosity between the world's two largest smartphone producers, who are clearly modifying their respective business strategies with each other in mind.

    Samsung: Vertical Integration and Product Volume

    Samsung operates like many other Asian producers, such as NEC Corporation or Sony Corporation, with an emphasis on vertical integration and a flood of products. Samsung is present in dozens of markets, including flat panels, sensors, LED lights, batteries, gaming systems, cameras, TVs, appliances, cellphone carriers, tablets, smartphones and even medical electronics.

    Before turning its sights to Apple, Samsung competed with, and in many cases bested, Japanese technology companies in the 1980s and 1990s. The company spends a fortune onresearch and development (R&D) and capital expenditures (CapEx). This pays off in the mid- and low-end markets, but the high-end products keep running into the juggernaut that is Apple.

    Samsung relies on vertical integration as a chief competitive advantage. While Apple still imports billions of dollars' worth of components from its rival every year, Samsung is beholden to nobody. It is not a magical formula, Nokia was almost as integrated before being steamrolled by Apple and Samsung, but Samsung controls some logistical certainty in a way that Apple does not.

    Declining profit margins in 2014 and 2015, however, forced some introspective analysis within Samsung's executive team. Chairman Lee Kun-hee saw his company's global share of smartphone sales drop from 35% in 2013 to 24% by early 2015, and his son, Lee Jae-yong, reportedly wants to respond through mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and partnerships. This would be a historic shift in focus, likely signaling a departure from self-funded R&D and into outsourced innovation, not unlike Apple.

    Apple: Design, Integration and Outsourcing

    From its target marketing, research and product design, Apple is a much more focused company than Samsung. It is also a much more profitable company. Apple succeeds on design and integration, and no small degree of risk. All of Apple's products include programs that work very well with each other, but not with any of competitors' products, which makes it easy for customers to keep buying Apple and difficult to switch to someone else. Nearly three-quarters of Apple's revenue comes from the iPhone lineup, making the firm single product-dependent.

    Able to suppress R&D costs by outsourcing hardware component production and assembly, Apple's CapEx look radically different from Samsung's. This inflates margins and boosts AAPL stock, and is one of the chief reasons Apple can grow at astounding clips.

    Apple does not race to be first; it lets other companies spend time on R&D and early market development before swooping in and improving everything. Consider the iPod, the first breakthrough product during Jobs' second stint as CEO, which came out years after the Sony Walkman. Not content to just throw out an imitator product, Apple worked diligently with record labels and created a small, sleek-looking replacement. There are similar stories with the smartphone and tablet markets, each considered pillars of Apple innovation but neither of which the company invented.

    Apple Vs. Samsung: Endless Patent Lawsuits

    The most acerbic interactions between Samsung and Apple take place in intellectual property rights court, where Apple has repeatedly reached into its bag of litigation tricks to assail Samsung for patent infringement. Lawsuits are a common strategy from Apple, which is one of the most legally aggressive firms in the world, but the focus on Samsung is particularly repetitive and intense.

    The first salvo was fired in 2011 when Apple, already entangled with Motorola at the time, went after Samsung for its design of tablets and smartphones. The first claim came in April, and by August 2011, there were 19 ongoing Apple versus Samsung cases in nine separate countries. The count reached more than four dozen by mid-2012, with each company claiming billions of dollars in damages. Each firm won multiple decisions against the other between 2012 and 2015, often in conflicting rulings from German, Japanese, South Korean, American, French, Italian, Dutch, British and Australian courts.

    Amusingly, the rapid nature of technological advancement often leaves the comparatively dinosaur-like legal system in the dust. For example, Apple won an initial ruling in 2012 that targeted more than a dozen Samsung phones, but the appeals and countersuit process dragged out until 2014, when virtually every single target model was out of production. For this reason, the real damage is not on the production line, but rather in the mountain of legal costs incurred by Samsung and Apple around the world.

    There are still some production or distribution victories. In August 2011, for instance, a court in Germany issued an EU-wide injunction on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 device for violation of an Apple interface patent. Samsung fought back and had the injunction reduced to only German markets, but it was still a victory for Apple. A similar injunction was successful in Australia

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  7. It's Monopoly in the display market.

    Apple is switching from LCD displays to OLED displays for its new phone, the iPhone X. Something that we've already seen since the launch of the first Galaxy S series phones…….just saying. With this shift, it is very easy to predict the Apple is not going back to LCD displays and iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus will be the last ones to have that.

    Apple currently does not possess the tech and infrastructure to manufacture these displays. While there are other OLED panel vendors that Apple could theoretically turn to, the only company that is able to make displays at the scale Apple requires is it's arch rival Samsung.

    Apple will need millions of displays for its new iPhones, putting it in a bind. Samsung also holds the majority of OLED technology patents.

    Samsung accounts for a staggering 97.7 % of the global OLED display production in April of last year.

    OLED displays are becoming a standard feature in almost all flagship phones in the market and it's going to overshadow LCD display technology soon. OLED is going to be the way ahead. Samsung's sheer dominance in display technology is a huge threat for Apple and is something that Apple can never achieve.


    Apple insider, Timeinc.com

  8. Apple can never change its focus from being a Technology company unlike Samsung which has changed its focus from one field to another.

    Here is a brief history of Samsung’s business interests:

    • 1938: Samsung is founded by Lee Byung-chull as a trading company.
    • 1953: After the Korean War, Lee forms profitable Cheil Sugar, which is followed by textile, banking and insurance enterprises.
    • 1961: Despite a political coup, charges against Lee of illegal profiteering and a 1966 family scandal of smuggling, the company grow 1980s: The company is exporting electronics under its own name.
    • 1969: Lee, with the help of Sanyo, establishes Samsung Electronics. It produces inexpensive TVs, microwave ovens and other consumer products for Western companies such as Sears and General Electric.

    • 1970s: Under a government policy of rapid industrialization, Samsung launches a number of enterprises in ship building, petrochemicals and aircraft engines.

    • 1983: Samsung begins production of personal computers.

    • 1987: Lee’s son, Lee Kun-hee, assumes control of Samsung.
    • 1988: Samsung Semiconductor and Telecommunications merges with Samsung Electronics. Its core business focus is home appliances, telecommunications and semiconductors.s by diversifying into paper products, department stores and publishing.
    • 1990: Samsung becomes a world leader in chip production.
    • 1994: Samsung Motors is formed.
    • 1996: Lee Kun-hee is involved in a corruption scandal and gets a suspended sentence for bribery.
    • 1998: Samsung completes the development of flat-screen televisions and begins the first mass production of digital TVs. Samsung Motors delivers its first cars.

    • 2005: Samsung develops the first speech-recognition phone.
    • 2012: Samsung Electronics becomes world’s largest mobile phone-maker by unit sales, overtaking Nokia, the market leader. U.S. jurors rule Samsung must pay Apple (AAPL) $1.05 billion in damages for violating six Apple patents on smartphone technology.

    Whereas, Apple is a Technology company and will never shift its focus. Samsung has lot of sources for income. But, most of Apple’s income comes from its devices.

  9. Samsung is not what we perceive it to be, it has more grandeur than we think. Lets look what they do differently and what Samsung does that Apple in its wildest dreams cannot.

    Samsung- First a noodle company to one of the smartphone giants. That’s just as we all know. But do you know this marvelous piece of architecture?

    Name: Burj Khalifa (World’s tallest structure)

    Built by- Samsung Corporation.

    October 2016,

    Samsung Note 7 releases, overheating problem .

    They lose a full half-year of flagship smartphone sales on top of the disposal and compensation costs.

    Sales loss: $17 Billion.

    Samsung is down, but not out. If, Samsung would have been only smartphone oriented , it would have taken a lot of time to recover from its losses.

    But, the company was still profiting heavily from its semiconductor business. They build RAM for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus.

    Fast forward to today, people are going crazy for the Galaxy S8. Hence, Samsung got up even after losing such a huge amount of market value. On the other hand, it would have been very difficult for apple to rise in such situations.

    It would have been possible but much difficult. Today the iPhone is gradually losing its consumer base, but its still the most valuable company.

  10. Hi, I’m a journalist based in Seoul and an editor for Korea Exposé, an independent media outlet specializing in news and analysis about the Korean Peninsula.

    “Never Achieve” is rather too definitive, but what Apple has not done so far, unlike Samsung, is branch out into almost every sector of its home nation’s economy.

    Samsung is a chaebol, one of South Korea’s many family-owned conglomerates, and has a footing in nearly every part of everyday life in the country. Officially the owner of 58 domestic subsidiaries, it is possible to go through any given day—even a lifetime—without escaping the purview of Samsung. Samsung even produces a bulk of the iPhone’s hardware!

    If you want a more detailed explanation of what Samsung does that Apple doesn’t, take a look at our article “What Does Samsung Make?”

    Here’s a quick summary:

    Samsung = Phones?

    For a company that started as a small trading company in 1938 Japan-ruled Korea, Samsung has sure come a long way. Now, you can get up in a Samsung-built apartment, get dressed in Samsung-made clothing, get your food from a Samsung-owned mall… etc. So really, if you ever come to South Korea, you might find it hard not to encounter a Samsung product.

    Samsung Products are Watching You… (Source: Sstrobeck23 via Wikimedia Commons)

    “Can” Apple do the same?

    Suffice to say, you will encounter Apple products in more particular settings than those of Samsung. While some might make the argument that Apple functions as a real-life Big Brother by tracking all your online activities (and in this day and age, who is free from the web?), it could be difficult and rather futile for Apple to expand into fields like construction or textiles. Why would it, when its revenue is nearly 230 billion US dollars?

    Finally, I don’t think Apple has been accused of slush funds or homophobia, but it allegedly commits its share of labor rights abuse, much like Samsung.

    For a more comprehensive look, check out “What Does Samsung Make?” on our website!

  11. Recently, Apple had launched it's all new iPhones.

    iPhone 8 and iPhone 8+ are quite boring, the only thing which interested me the most in the Apple event, was the iPhone 10.

    Just look at this phone, the complete bezel less OLED screen packed with all new A11 chipset, has a ability to melt anyone's heart.

    But, wait.

    Looks can be deceiving!

    Reality check.

    • All the OLED screens are manufactured by Samsung.
    • It has no 3.5mm headphone jack.
    • When asked for the reason, they say it has been removed to make the phone water-proof. Even Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has the headphone jack along with being IP68 certified(water and dust resistant), superior than the IPhone’s IP67
  12. No fingerprint scanner.
    • Okay we all know that the future of the mobile is of the bezel less displays, but why someone will compromise with his/her privacy?
    • They say they have Face recognition in place of it, which didn't even work well in the event! Bad luck, Apple.[1]

    We all are normal people, we love “technological advancement” not “technological harassment.”

    When it comes to performance, speed and accuracy, Apple has no competition at all, but Samsung is also the king of it's own territory:

    • Samsung has no competition for its displays in the whole technological world.
    • Samsung has advanced itself in chip manufacturing industry so we'll see that from next year it is going to make all the Apple chipsets.
    • In terms of durability in water, Samsung is the undisputed leader.

    Apple: See, I have the complete bezel less displays.

    Samsung:You are late!”

    Apple: See, I have the support for airpods.”

    Samsung: Dude, people love the 3.5mm jack more than the airpods.”

    Apple:See, I can give the best performance.

    Samsung:But, for what price. Kidney?”

    *No offense to Apple lovers.

    But, Whether it's Samsung or Apple, all we want is tech at it's best.



    [1] iPhone X Face ID Unlock Fail

  13. I got my hands on the very first iPhone, and haven't been able to convince myself to try anything else. However, recently due to certain issues with my smarter phone, I resorted to this dumb one: Samsung Guru 1200 that retails for INR 1200 (20$).

    The phone is great and not only does the job a phone is supposed to do, but also helps me with smartphone detox from time to time.

    Samsung can easily sell this phone to go along with the Galaxy series. Apple on the other hand can't pull this off.

  14. Here is my bit on this.

    1. The biggest edge is the fact that Apple only caters to a particular class. There is not a lot of variety regarding the segment it covers. Samsung, on the other hand, is everyone’s brand, not just for the elite.

    2. The company believes in producing large volumes of phones which keeps its costs low and helps retain profit margins.

    3. Despite the fact that Apple has led the smartphone industry. It was Samsung which imitated many of the innovative features and made them available to low-cost smartphones.

    4. Apple enjoys its place as the premium phone maker catering to the wealthy. While, Samsung has to compete at the top, middle and bottom of the market. It has to keep coming up with ways to fight price wars with brands like Xiaomi. At the same time, it needs to keep attracting the more affluent market.

    5. An aggressive marketing strategy is at the helm of affairs. The use of brand ambassadors everywhere in the world keep the phone’s brand kicking and alive.

    6. Samsung invests heavily in upcoming technology, so even Apple has to depend on it for certain things.

    7. It also has highly creative marketing strategy which keeps the youth hooked to the phone. It won the most creative marketer of the year award for 2016.

    8. A knack for overcoming disasters. For example, the Note 7 battery problem was a big one. When the Note 8 was coming out, it beautifully sidelined all the criticism and launched another phone with relative ease.

  15. Apart from Samsung Electronics, under the Samsung Empire there are

    • Samsung Engineering: heavy industrial plants.
    • Samsung Everland: covers the three main sectors of Environment & Asset, Food Culture and Resort
    • Samsung Fine Chemicals
    • Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance
    • Samsung heavy Industries: bulk carriers, container vessels, crude oil tankers, cruisers, passenger ferries, material handling equipment steel and bridge structures
    • Samsung Life Insurance
    • Samsung Machine Tools: machine distribution.
    • Samsung Medical Center: medical service, medical reserch and medical personnel development.
    • ……

    While Apple is selling phones and PCs, Samsung is doing something like these:

  16. Heavy industries – Ship building, yes Samsung owns a shipyard in South Korea called SAMSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

    SHI's largest shipyard in South Korea, boasts the highest dock turnover rate in the world. The largest of the three docks, Dock No. 3, is 640 meters long, 97.5 meters wide, and 13 meters deep. Mostly ultra-large ships are built at this dock, having the world's highest production efficiency with yearly dock turnover rate of 10 and the launch of 30 ships per year.

  17. You know the Tallest building in the world 2008 onwards




    Burj Khalifa ! Yes you are right .

    Just Another One :
    You know the Tallest building in the world 2004 – 2008 (Before Burj Khalifa)



    Taipei 101, Taiwan

    Last One , Promise:
    You know the Tallest building in the world 1998 – 2004 (Before Taipei 101)




    Petronas Towers , Malaysia.

    You Know who is the Main Contractor to build this tallest building




    Samsung !

    This is what Samsung do, constructing tallest buildings from past 2 decades, Something which Apple can never achieve !

    Edit 1 :
    Samsung Techwin is is a surveillance, aeronautics, optoelectronics, automation, and weapons technology company Building Tanks which are used by korean Army .

    Source :
    Burj Khalifa – Wikipedia
    Taipei 101 – Wikipedia
    Petronas Towers – Wikipedia

  18. Apologize when they are wrong.

    No, in all seriousness, Samsung and Apple are companies that differ on almost all things. Apple only tries to do a subset of what Samsung already does. The question might make better sense if it were phrased “What does Samsung Mobile Do that Apple can never achieve?”

    Here are a list of a few things that Samsung Electronics does that Apple will never do. This answers a bit more the actual question instead the one I phrased above.

    Produce Semiconductors of their own design in their own factories.

    Make HVAC products.

    Make computer components of their own design in their own factories.

    Make toilet seats. No really they have a super electronic toilet seat.

    Be able to put a phone together of parts they manufacture themselves.

    One thing that Apple can’t achieve is to play well with others. The whole company is built on isolationism from the rest. It is sad and destructive to the rest of the tech industry. Apple can’t stop doing that either, because it would destroy their passionate following if they ever said that someone else stuff was good enough to play in their playground. Over expensive and exclusive only survive together.

  19. I'd go out on a limb and say, Samsung is MUCH better at designing their phones.

    Now regardless of how big of an apple fan you are there's no denying iPhone's have looked pretty much the exact same up until the iPhone X where the only notable difference was an ugly notch at the top of the screen.

    It's getting old and I really hope apple gets that memo.

    Also while we're at it, Samsung is also better at not removing critical components and replacing them with more tedious and unreliable alternatives. I like my headphone jack and fingerprint sensor thanks.

  20. As Simon has said, they can build cheap devices without ruining the image that the Galaxy line of devices has earned them. Theirs a reason for this too.

    With Apple, they've built an image of only selling the best of the best. They don't add any technology to their phones unless it's been perfected by other companies. The only “cheap device” they've sold is the iPhone 5c, which was less powerful then the 5s, but still gave you the iPhone experience (Great camera, seemless integration with the Apple ecosystem, and the great user experience).

    Samsung however, they make a wider range of devices. The market for Android is completely different then iOS. People who buy Android phones or really any Android device are looking for customability, and wider ranges of devices to choose from. Android is lightweight when it's left bone stock, either way it still runs great on almost all hardware which is why Samsung can get away with making a not so powerful or “good looking” device. Also, Android more caters to the budget spectrum then the premium; at least that's what I've seen lately

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