Samsung Mocks Apple at Galaxy Note 7 Launch Event

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Looks like Samsung really had nothing better to talk about at the ‘Galaxy Note 7’ launch event, something that would actually make the event interesting, than to make fun of Apple’s “rumoured decision” to remove the 3.5mm audio jack from its upcoming ‘iPhone 7’. “Do you know what else it comes with? An audio jack, just saying,” Justin Denison, Samsung’s SVP of product strategy, said on stage, as he showcased the company’s latest flagship smartphone (via Business Insider).

Aside from the audio jacks, Samsung’s new Note 7 also comes with enhanced S Pen and a water resistant body. Samsung claims that the new S Pen offers improved pressure sensitivity and smaller 0.7mm tip to provide a ballpoint pen-like experience. “Galaxy Note7 provides heightened security and privacy options, with highly advanced biometric authentication, including fingerprint scanner and iris scanning technology, new to the Note series”.

The Galaxy Note 7 will be available at Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy, as well as Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Car Toys, Sam’s Club, Target and select Walmart stores later this month. To learn more, click here.

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  • Jay

    If the next iphone truly doesnt have a headphone jack than Justin Denison will have been right to criticize apple’ poor design choices.

    For now its all speculation though

  • MrBambinoDent

    Samsung are so insecure, they can’t just promote their product without bashing Apple!

  • Marco

    headphone jack is dated and needs to make way for digital sound… if new iPhone is a hit, all other mobile device manufacturers (including Samsung) will ditch the headphone jack…

  • Jay

    So that everyone will have their own proprietary audio cable -_-

    Headphones are about to be a pain in the ass to shop for.

  • FragilityG4

    Yeah why evolve? Let’s go back to the 30pin, external antennas, dot matrix displays and while we’re at it a rotary dial. If we’re comfortable with it, why change?

  • Jay

    You sound like the kind of person who bought firewire cables over usb because it was the “future” -_-

  • G-Money41

    The most recent flagship Android to launch was the Moto Z, which ships sans headphone jack – so this wasn’t necessarily a shot at Apple. (Though I’m pretty sure it was).

    He took a shot at Apple a little earlier in the presentation when he mentioned something about how the S-Pen is free and doesn’t need to charge, unlike the Apple Pencil, though he didn’t specifically name it.

  • FragilityG4

    I only have one FireWire cable that came with the original iPod. Digital sound transmitted digitally will be better. The headphone jack is like getting fiber internet through coax … oh wait!

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    I like what Apple did with the Shuffle better – put all the functionality of the USB/Power port into the headphone jack. That way you have just one jack – but once you disconnect the USB/Power cable from the headphone jack, you’ve got a useful headphone jack!

  • Mamba

    We wouldn’t know if removing the headphone jack is a “poor design choice” until we give it a try. You’re jumping to conclusions yourself.

  • Salinger

    Have you never seen an Apple keynote? If bashing the competition is a sign of insecurity, then Apple is the most insecure company in the tech world.

  • Salinger

    Oh Usman, your obsessive hate for all things Samsung is so amusing. 🙂 How many times has Apple bashed Android at their events? Remember the beginning of one keynote, they even had a Siri clone voice making jokes about Android, even down to making fun of the Android naming convention.

    The Note 7 didn’t need Apple bashing to make it an interesting and exciting phone. I have to say, I am mightily impressed with the edge to edge screen, water-resistance, translate on the fly, the iris scanner etc. At least Samsung seems to be trying to innovate.

    Right now, my iPhone 6 is getting a little long in the tooth. There’s little if anything, I’m seeing in leaks about the iPhone 7 that has me even the least bit excited. It kind of speaks volumes that the most exciting thing most tech reporters have to say about the new iPhone is that it may be coming in blue. You know you’re losing the innovation battle when the biggest news about a new phone is the colour.

    I hope I’m wrong. I hope Apple blows me out of the water next month and I’m up at 3:00am again pre-ordering the phone. Somehow I don’t think so, but I do hope so. Whatever Apple does, it doesn’t take away from the fact that Samsung has just released a pretty awesome phone that hits the mark on just about every angle. If the iPhone 7 is as disappointing as most expect it to be, that Note 7 is a VERY tempting alternative to me.

  • MrBambinoDent

    Yeah, seen lots of them! Also I can’t remember the last time Apple went out of their way to attack Samsung with a whole TV ad for example, the opposite happened countless times though!

  • Salinger

    So, if you’ve seen lots of them, then you agree, Apple goes out of its way to knock its biggest competitor; Android and at times, Samsung in particular. Samsung is just doing the same. It just happens that its biggest competitor is a single company because of Apple’s walled garden approach to business.

    Look, I’m an Apple user. I have an iPhone, an iPad Pro, 2 Apple TV’s (3rd & 4th gen), an iMac and an iPod touch. I’m not some Android fanboy who is just trolling on the Apple sites. But I’m not so blinded by my enjoyment of their products, that I don’t see the positives in other products, or see the flaws in Apple.