Apple versus Samsung

Topics: Apple Inc., Multi-touch, Tablet computer Pages: 4 (2827 words) Published: October 23, 2014

ABSTRACT “Apple's iPad showed that tablet computers could be a huge part of users' lives--and the iPad 2 was an even bigger hit. As a result of that success, many other manufacturers are releasing tablets. One of the most widely hyped and widely owned non-iPad tablets is the Samsung Galaxy Tab. After an earlier effort, Samsung released the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and is going to release the Galaxy Tab 8.9 soon” (Sam Costello, iPad vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab). “According to IDC, Apple was the number one tablet vendor in 2013 and took nearly 40% of the market, largely due to the smaller and cheaper iPad Mini. Samsung was number two with almost 18% of the market, followed by Asus and Amazon” (Steve Kovach, Business Insider). Compare and contrast the features of both the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. “Apple and Samsung have been longstanding enemies in the smartphone and tablet space, with some years of heated history between them. No matter where we stand (whether on either side or neither), we can’t buy any better tablets than the Galaxy Tab S and the iPad Air on the worldwide market right now. With the release of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S tablets, the war between Apple and Samsung has again heated up. Display: The Galaxy Tab S comes in both 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch Super AMOLED displays, providing a little something for everyone to enjoy. In contrast, the iPad Air comes in only a 9.7-inch, liquid crystal display (LCD). Some may prefer the 9.7-inch display for watching movies and TV shows, but Samsung’s decision to provide two screen sizes shows that there’s a little something for everyone with Samsung. Apple does provide a 7.9-inch iPad Mini as well, so it, too, is committed to choice with customers. It isn’t necessarily the case that bigger is better, but again, this is an area of preference with customers. Dimensions: Dimensions are used to figure out how thin and light devices are. both the Galaxy Tab S...
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