Saying one product is better than the other is one thing, it’s a completely different issue when you’re just being plain out unprofessional and even borderline racial. Foxconn’s CEO Terry Gou just couldn’t help himself to stir up some controversy by highly urging customers to hold off on purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S III and wait for the eventual arrival of the iPhone 5 later this Fall. He even went as far as saying that the “iPhone 5 would put the Samsung Galaxy S III to shame.” If you think that’s bad, Gou gets even more personal by also reportedly called Samsung “a company with a track record of snitching on its competitors” this was a reference to a European price-fixing investigation of the flat panel industry in 2010. He also went on to praise the Japanese: “I respect the Japanese and especially like their execution and communication styles. Unlike the Koreans, they will not hit you from behind.” This isn’t much of a surprise as Foxconn reportedly does have an alliance with Japan’s Sharp Electronics Co. What really hit hard and probably made people lose respect for Gou, is that he also reportedly called Korean’s “gaoli bangzi” which can be translated to “Korean country hicks” or “Korean sticks.”
Talk about being unprofessional, right? Trash talking between competitive products happens a lot in this business, but CEO’s never tend to go this far and make it as personal as Gou did. Either way, both the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III will sell astronomical numbers regardless of what he or anyone will say about each device. Each device hits a certain niche and regardless of what the specifications the iPhone 5 will end up having, it won’t affect or hinder the sales of the Galaxy S III whatsoever. Let us know what you guys think about this and if you think the iPhone 5’s pending release will matter in the Android world at all.
source: Patently Apple