Terry Gou, the chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (commonly known as Foxconn), told the media on Monday that consumers should wait for the launch of iPhone 5 as Apple’s next model “will put Samsung’s Galaxy III to shame” reports Patently Apple. Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics maker and also the main manufacturer behind iPhone and iPad, has recently made a new deal with Japan’s Sharp Corp. Hon Hai’s chairman believes that with Foxconn’s manufacturing strengths and Sharp’s key technologies, the two will be able to defeat their arch-rival Samsung in the next three to five years.
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Hon Hai’s chairman Terry Gou told China Times flat-out that he urges “consumers to wait for the launch of the iPhone 5,” saying that “the new model will put Samsung’s Galaxy III to Shame.
There’s no hiding the fact that Hon Hai isn’t fond of Samsung. The Chairman was quoted by China Times as stating that he made it a lifetime goal to defeat Samsung, “a company with a track record of snitching on its competitors.” He was referring to Samsung’s action in 2010 of snitching on four Taiwanese companies in an investigation by the EU commission on price fixing in the flat panel industry. Samsung was exempted from the investigation by serving as a “tainted witness.”
The report also points out that Foxconn is responsible for the advanced technology and high-definition display that will be used in Microsoft’s Windows 8 ‘Surface’ tablet.