Apple has unveiled its first phablet-sized smartphone, the iPhone 6 Plus, and Samsung has been quick to poke fun at its Cupertino-based rival.
With Apple having previously mocked the growing size of some rival Android devices – including those made by Samsung – the Korean manufacturer has now jumped on the opportunity to get its own back.
Taking to the company’s official Twitter feed to bash Apple’s late arrival to the oversized smartphone race, the Filipino arm of Samsung teased the company’s revised footing and double standards.
Quoting the late Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs, the mocking Tweet stated: “No one is going to buy a big phone.”
Samsung’s witty retort adds: “Guess who surprised themselves and changed their minds.”
As well as poking fun at the iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung has used the Tweet to promote its own recent phablet unveiling, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
The iPhone 6 Plus is the big brother to the standard iPhone 6. It features a 5.5-inch display and as such is larger than the original, 5.3-inch, Samsung Galaxy Note from back in 2011.
An iPhone 6 Plus release date has been set for next Friday, September 19, with the phone to land running iOS 8 alongside a new A8 processor, 8-megapixel camera and a new, slimline form factor.
Despite Samsung’s mocking comments, it is likely that Apple’s iPhone 6 offerings will once again far outstrip sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5.
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