Foxconn: the iPhone 5 will "put the Galaxy S III to shame"

The well-publicized legal disputes between Apple and Samsung rage on with much publicity. As both companies counter each other's new phone releases with attempts to ban imports to countries, Apple's reliable Chinese manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is lending some publicity as the release of the sixth-generation iPhone (colloquially known as the "iPhone 5") nears.

In Foxconn's annual shareholders' meeting, chairman Terry Gou highlighted the company's recent joint venture with Sharp Corporation of Japan. Mr. Gou acquired a 46.5% stake in Sharp's LCD plant in Sakai, Osaka. The stake in the plant follows a 10% stake in Sharp for $800 million USD made in late March. Mr. Gou states the move was done on his own behalf to avoid any impact on Foxconn stock.

The Foxconn chairman also took a moment to urge customers to wait for the iPhone 5, stating it will "put Samsung's Galaxy S III to shame." Such a sentiment is shared by Apple, Foxconn, and Sharp alike. All three are competitors to the lucrative display panels, mobile devices, televisions, and computers of Samsung's business.

Mr. Gou stated that it was his personal lifetime goal to defeat his Korean rival, even going as far as to praise the Japanese for "their execution and communication styles" in contrast to the Koreans "hitting you from behind." Part of this animosity was due to Samsung raising complaints to the European Commission on price fixing in the display panel industry, which led to fines on four Taiwanese firms specializing in display units.

All fighting words aside, it is certain production of the rumoured Apple television set will chug along. Sharp's Sakai plant currently has an exclusive agreement with Corning, makers of the well-received Gorilla Glass used on mobile devices. With this new deal, Foxconn plans to establish a television assembly line at their headquarters in New Taipei City, which will most likely be used to assemble Apple iTVs.

Source: Focus Taiwan

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To be fair, their will probably be Samsung Galaxy S IV by the time the iphone 5 comes out so who cares anyways?

The iPhone 5 or whtever it will be called, I am betting it will just be called iPhone...will certainly be better than the GSIII in some type of way. I am betting the iPhone 5 will get the same GPU that is in the latest iPad, and I doubt Apple will be updating the iPod Touch.

Hwoever, since most phone makers release a new device in 6 months and not 12, the Galaxy S IV will surely beat the iPhone 5.

Here is the downsides to the iPhone. I am assuming that with the bigger screen the resolution will increase as well IF Apple keeps the Retina Display, the resolution will likely be 12xx X 7xx. The new connector still isn't going to transfer data any faster, unless its a modified USB 3.0 port. I am assuming the phone will get the new A5X with the quad GPU, but ti is still a dualcore CPU. However, Apple could go ALL-QUAD on both. But atht would require a battery that si 60% bigger than the present Iphone 4S battery, and I am nt sure that will fit in such a thin housing. Apple could go up to a 14MP shooter and the rest of the pluses will all be in the software.

Pro vs Cons - Teh "Retina Display" still pales to Super AMOLED. Backlite screens wash out in any direct light bec, the backlight and directly create a glare so bright it makes the screen appear black. It doesn't matter how pretty the screen is if u can only using it in low light areas. I dont plan to hold the device so close to my face I can see the pixels. So pixel count is nothing. I personally like the 3GS screen bec I like seeing the pixels in the icons. It looks cooler to me.

Quadcore vs Dual. I don't know why the USA carriers wnt with the DualCore Snap-Dragon S4 when the phone has a Quad. They could have been one up on Apple by having it first. But i think they did it for thsi reason. Since the next iPhone could be q quad, that rather have a quad then to compete vs having it now. If they all have a quad now, they wont have a new quad to compete with one iPhone 5 appears, if Apple goes that route.

However since SAMSUNG has a quad first, Apple iwll have to meet that and sammie will surely have something faster by then. Maybe a BETTER quad chipset.

Whaaaaat? A phone released in the future will be better than a phone released in the past? GTFO!

There really isn't a point in comparing the two. People will go with a phone that supports the OS that they want.

Highly doubtful unless they put some thought into seriously revamping their legacy OS. Screen might be better, that's about it. Not a hater either. I've had 5 iphones and I have tons of Apple stuff. Great stuff but I'm done with iOS. It's neanderthal.

More propaganda from apple i wont ever buy iPhone 5 first apple abuse those poor chine's and pay then very littler money. i will buy Samsung galaxy s3!!!

Heh, You people and your arguing over which smartphone is the best. They all suck and neither of them are as good as they are proclaimed to be during development. Doesn't matter which smartphone you get, they all just become 'another phone' a couple days after you've had it. If you've had one smartphone, you've had them all.

This is pointless its like saying

"Meh my Samsung S 4 will beat the iphone 5 hands down"

Why buy technology products cause the next new thing beat the last new thing and the world goes around

I don't know this man. Meanwhile, what I know is that Apple does not have much space (energy and physically wise) to improve the iPhone over the SG3.

He is probably overly optimistic.

neonspark said,
Apple: "We'll put the galaxy III to shame!"
Samsung: "Good, because we'll have the Galaxy IV by then"

Um no... Hopefully that was sarcasm.

sexypepperoni said,
Apple will innovate and Samsung will copy. Let the cycle re-begin!

More like Apple will just end up sueing Samsung out of competition like they do any competitor they believe is a threat to them. They can't beat their competition, so they just sue them.

sexypepperoni said,
Apple will innovate and Samsung will copy. Let the cycle re-begin!

Apple does not innovate they integrate. Most of the technology you think they "innovated" were actually designed by small firms which were purchased by apple.

Flash memory maker Anobit
3D mapping firm C3 (there is their innovative new map service)
Siri voice assistant was a start up called Siri purchased in 2010.

Google it. Those who think Apple innovates... not so much. They integrate.

And then some other phone (called Phone X 1.0) will be superior to the iPhone 5. And then the iPhone 6 will be superior to that Phone X. And then a newer phone Phone X 2.0 will be superior to the iPhone 6. And this will go on and on and on, who gives a **** that some fat dude thinks that the new iPhone will be better, it's obvious.

Heh, I like these little iPhone gadgets but I don't think anyone could expect another answer from the guys being on contract to assemble them. Hahaha. Dissing them would probably even be a breach of contract.

iPhone better support adobe flash and some sort of real 4G/LTE data speed and at least a 4" screen, 3.5" is just really too small when you do so much on the phone these days. And not everyone has 20/20 vision. Steve is dead, no need to be stubborn like him and add flash support already, or at least turn it OFF on default, but give the customers the ability to turn it ON if they wish. It's 2012 and will be 2013, and the iPhone is still crawling on crappy 3G speed from 5 years ago, this is unacceptable for an apple product. And once again, give customers the option to buy a bigger screen iPhone, call it iPhone Max or whatever. If they design it well with thinner bezel/frame, a 4" screen iPhone won't be much bigger than the current 3.5" screen iPhones.

Can't say I've even once came across an issue with the lack of Flash on the iPhone or iPad. Flash makes up a very very very tiny part of the internet, so honestly, it affects very few people. Not a big deal.

Astra.Xtreme said,
Can't say I've even once came across an issue with the lack of Flash on the iPhone or iPad. Flash makes up a very very very tiny part of the internet, so honestly, it affects very few people. Not a big deal.
Really? A very very very small part of the internet and only effects a few people? Just in general surfing I can come across half a dozen sites that require flash in order to function 100%. The parts of those sites that require flash are also the main and most important parts that without, make the site completely pointless.

Honestly, I too rarely find problems, but I won't claim I do tons of browsing. Something to bear in mind is the number of websites that serve up pages specifically designed for iPhones/iPads.

Astra.Xtreme said,
Can't say I've even once came across an issue with the lack of Flash on the iPhone or iPad. Flash makes up a very very very tiny part of the internet, so honestly, it affects very few people. Not a big deal.

I own an iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPad and iPad2, and it is BS that you don't think normal users don't encounter sites that require adobe flash. For example, let's take one of the most popular tech blog sites, Engadget.com, try to load their Video hub with your iOS devices: http://www.engadget.com/video/

Now I know what you are will say, you will blame engadget for not using HTML5, but guess what, their site works on all platforms/devices (including Mac/OSX), except for iOS.

It'll be the exact same phone like it always is. Change something Apple, stop playing it so safe, the iPhone design is really starting to look dated.

My friends will brag about their new Androids all of the time, SGS2 and SGS3 are heavy hitters, everyone with an iPhone just says "I just have an iPhone".... No one cares about your iPhone.

astropheed said,
It'll be the exact same phone like it always is. Change something Apple, stop playing it so safe, the iPhone design is really starting to look dated.

My friends will brag about their new Androids all of the time, SGS2 and SGS3 are heavy hitters, everyone with an iPhone just says "I just have an iPhone".... No one cares about your iPhone.

You do realize the people bragging are the techies/geeks/etc. NORMAL PEOPLE like to just have something that works.

As a developer I love iOS because it keeps everything simple and elegant and for the normal person that's great. If I make an app I don't have to worry about "will it work on this phone or this tablet or etc". IT JUST WORKS. while yes I enjoy android cause of the freedom. It makes developers lazy as hell and not many people find a cleaner/clever way to come out with apps on android. If there's an easy way to do it it's done. Security, access, resources. Whatever the app wants.

Don't give me the "well if you root an android it's lovely". Yeah I'm not creative enough to come up with a real comment. Normal consumer can careless. That's just like jailbreaking an iPhone makes it more fun and open.

People need to quit popping there penises out on neowin. LET PEOPLE GET WHAT THEY WANT. If Samsung basically comes out with a new phone every month cool. I know people who spent more money on getting android phones vs me who just buys a phone that makes me happy. I want galaxy 1. Was beautiful. Put cm on it. Started developing got a hp touchpad put android on there instantly hated the fact that the market is owned by 2.3 gingerbread. Making an app for a android tablet is choose honey comb or ICS. Then I went iPhone and realized my app can be universal without me having to worry about much. I thought that was ****ing awesome.

Next purchase is a wp8. Been very interested in the windows phone environment. So coming someone who tried all of them I kindly am saying stfu and realize what you guys are saying. Here in the states your contract is 2 years. So any phone you get is yours for 2 years. Of course it'll get Boring if your a techie. But not many techies want to spend money every 6 months for a new phone.

So chill the **** out and let people enjoy their choice.

Jesus you anti whatever people need to chill the **** out. It's not a ****ing contest. If you don't like apple great. When I see another company supporting there customers as well as apple does then we will talk. When I see a 2880x1800 screen on a laptop or something unheard of that's amazing happen to technology from another company then we will talk.

For example Microsoft's SmartGlass is just innovation. Oh and they are supporting all platforms. No discrimination. Who just dropped the cost of the maps API for devs after people jumped shop up other mapping services! Oh that's right. Google.

Google does a few things right. Other things it needs to still work on. Microsoft has sat back. Watched apple and google in the mobile market. Then released their own os. Now same thing with tablets and wireless interacting technology.

So far I see Microsoft sound a great job and making a difference. Apple sets the ground for something's and other companies want to do better for cheaper or to be better. So far Microsoft hasn't done such thing. They have done what they feel is right. For that I respect them.

Sikh said,

...

Next time you tell someone to chill out, leave out the swears and stfu's. Do you live so sarcastically of yourself daily, or just when something about iOS is brought up?

Also, which awesome apps have you made through iOS that have made your life so easy as a dev? Was it the 30% they take? The grossly saturated market? Oh, I get it, you enjoy the eager, yet dumb, demographic of the majority of the iOS userbase.

Good argument....

I just want the company that prides itself on innovation to change their damn phone once a decade. And also, to create something actually innovative, not slap a different name on an existing technology and sue the little people who thought of it. No biggie.

Sikh said,
Sent from mobile version. Sorry about any grammar mistakes.

I.e. sound = doing*

You are so wrong the normal people say "I have a iPhone" or "I have the new Galaxy S". Techie people do not say much about their phones the Android crowd either names the roms or OS while iOS crowd usually talk about new features. But you are right about choices it is good to have so many excellent choices these days at so many price points. It is aabout needs more or less these days and not device.

astropheed said,

....

Oh I'm sorry I've sat back and watched people like you complain and moan and now im a little frustrated. Pardon me.

How did apple not innovate when they made the iPhone? How did iOS not bring the smartphone market to what it is now because before iOS/Android/Windows Phone it was blackberry and Symbian and they both weren't anything that users enjoyed.

I've had a symbian phone and hate blackberry with a passion.

I make apps that help. Because of my job I can't publish apps to the app store but I still follow apples guidelines and I can make apps that help me manage my network.

Apps custom to me. That pull from my web server. My own file manager for myself etc. apps that I can make for universal use and make the iPad verison look great and take advantage of the bigger screen or just make It in "simple view" that gets to the point for the iPhone.

Even if I released my apps free or paid I wouldn't mind apple taking 30%. Not many devs by the looks of it.

Also iOS is saturated lmao. How many task manager apps does android have? How many ringtone apps? Etc etc. you can come back with the "iOS has a bunch of fart apps" I'm not creative enough to come up with a real comment.

Only market not saturated is windows phone. Get over it.

pwgarner said,

You are so wrong the normal people say "I have a iPhone" or "I have the new Galaxy S". Techie people do not say much about their phones the Android crowd either names the roms or OS while iOS crowd usually talk about new features. But you are right about choices it is good to have so many excellent choices these days at so many price points. It is aabout needs more or less these days and not device.

Really? So normal people care if their phone has a 4.8" amoled pentile matrix screen with a 1.4 quad core and 1 gbs of ram.

Yeah normal people care about screen size or something they can use correctly. That's it

Sikh said,
How did apple not innovate when they made the iPhone? How did iOS not bring the smartphone market to what it is now because before iOS/Android/Windows Phone it was blackberry and Symbian and they both weren't anything that users enjoyed.
I do believe Windows was on phones before iOS. Just sayin'

Also, there were a lot of people that enjoyed Symbian and definitely a large amount of people going after Blackberries. I guess entire governments and corporations don't count though.

No, the iPhone didn't bring smart phones to the forefront. The Blackberry Pearl really jump started that trend. Furthermore, the iPhone is more of a feature phone than a smart phone. The only thing the iPhone did was appeal to every tech illiterate and hipster in the world. Nothing more. Please, what did it innovate?

Touch screen? Nope. Swipe to unlock? Nope. Square icons arranged in a grid pattern? Nope. Icons at the bottom of the screen? Nope. Color screens? Apps? Nope. Screen size? Nope. 3G? Nope, late on that one. 4G? Again, late and still pending. Processor speed and ability? Nope. Call quality? Nope. Bluetooth? Nope. A camera on a phone? Nope. Battery life? Nope.

I could keep going but why should I? You're a lemming it seems and nothing anyone says will make you think Apple is any less than than heaven with Steve Jobs being god himself.

astropheed said,

Oh, I get it, you enjoy the eager, yet dumb, demographic of the majority of the iOS userbase.

Good argument.....

Your fanboyism is showing...

Iphone 5 will have a 1080p screen, complete BS for a phone but they need to up the specs and whether it's useful is not relevant. They will put in powerful processing, required to drive the high spec screen and not leave much room for the actually use of the device. Pretty much like what happened with the iPad

For Apple it's all about being able to present big numbers and pretty pictures and not so much actually innovating the phone, it's OS or the user experience. As long as the iSheep believe they have a better phone Apple is happy.

paulheu said,

For Apple it's all about being able to present big numbers and pretty pictures and not so much actually innovating the phone.

As opposed to the android manufacturers who just throw more and more cores at their phones and not a lot else?

DomZ said,

As opposed to the android manufacturers who just throw more and more cores at their phones and not a lot else?
True, although It seems to me at this point Android does have a leg and a half up on iPhone as far as actual functional device specs go. Put to the choice I would prefer an One X over iPhone 4s any day, and the next iPhone will not be able to do much more that catch up (again). Still I am a happy Windows Phone user so for me neither applies in all honesty. And a year from now it'll be a WP8 device and a Surface Pro sitting in front of me..

DomZ said,

As opposed to the android manufacturers who just throw more and more cores at their phones and not a lot else?

Higher resolutions, larger screens, more functionality, more memory, 4G...

Nope, they just throw more cores at a phone and call it good. If only Android manufacturers would do some of those other things I listed and not let Apple have all the fun.. oh wait... I believe it was Apple that threw more cores at a phone and called it good [read: 4S].

The iPhone 5 will feature the new quad-core A6 chip. Imagine that quad-core CPU & quad-core GPU, will put all smartphones to shame. Nokia WP8 devices will be running on antiquated the Snapdragon S4..

At least initially it'll run on the S4, but WP8 is a much more scalable OS unlike 7.x so it's not like it'll be stuck with that.

mutualcore said,
The iPhone 5 will feature the new quad-core A6 chip. Imagine that quad-core CPU & quad-core GPU, will put all smartphones to shame. Nokia WP8 devices will be running on antiquated the Snapdragon S4..

Dreams are free.

mutualcore said,
The iPhone 5 will feature the new quad-core A6 chip. Imagine that quad-core CPU & quad-core GPU, will put all smartphones to shame. Nokia WP8 devices will be running on antiquated the Snapdragon S4..
But Apple seems to love to clock the CPU at 800mhz or lower for iPhone...

mutualcore said,
The iPhone 5 will feature the new quad-core A6 chip. Imagine that quad-core CPU & quad-core GPU, will put all smartphones to shame. Nokia WP8 devices will be running on antiquated the Snapdragon S4..

The HTC One X has a quad-core + one low-power companion core CPU and a "12-core GPU". They are included in Tegra 3 SoC.

mutualcore said,
The iPhone 5 will feature the new quad-core A6 chip. Imagine that quad-core CPU & quad-core GPU, will put all smartphones to shame. Nokia WP8 devices will be running on antiquated the Snapdragon S4..

thats right cos weve never had a quad core phone before...oh wait HTC One X with Tegra 3, i think youll find Tegra 3 will put any attempt by Apple iphone to shame once adopted fully by the smartphone market.....

CarlosMiguel said,
Sg3 is out and IP5 still not. By the time IP5 is out another better SG phone comes out.

You're either exaggerating or really bad at predictions.

dead.cell said,

You're either exaggerating or really bad at predictions.

galaxy note 2 is supposed to be out by then I thought.. so his prediction is actually not that far off

Lachlan said,
galaxy note 2 is supposed to be out by then I thought.. so his prediction is actually not that far off

My bad, thought he meant of the S series. Screw Samsung's naming scheme, ugh.

Lachlan said,

galaxy note 2 is supposed to be out by then I thought.. so his prediction is actually not that far off

Who wants to hold a mini-tablet up to their head? I think the Galaxy Note is to big for a phone.

Dinggus said,

Who wants to hold a mini-tablet up to their head? I think the Galaxy Note is to big for a phone.


Some people definitely want a big phone (or "mini-tablet") as compromise between a smartphone and a tablet, or just because they prefer a bigger screen. Why wouldn't people want variety to choose from? Not everyone is like you.

Shiranui said,
Wasn't this story posted on here last week?

Don't think it was but i'm sure it was last week I saw this story elsewhere. Slow reporting is the new trend at Neowin

Shiranui said,
Wasn't this story posted on here last week?

Not regarding the latest conference call, but I forgot to link to an earlier story regarding the TV sets.

The only way the iphone 5 would put it to shame is if the 5 had a screen as big as the SGS3 and I doubt very much that it will.
I much prefer ios over that touchwiz crap.

Order_66 said,
The only way the iphone 5 would put it to shame is if the 5 had a screen as big as the SGS3 and I doubt very much that it will.
I much prefer ios over that touchwiz crap.

I sincerely hope not, it's too big for a phone...

Order_66 said,
I much prefer ios over that touchwiz crap.

touchwiz is just a skin. Its launcher app and can be replaced by installing another launcher from market, while iOS (which by the way is joke of an OS) cannot be replaced...

DaveBG said,

touchwiz is just a skin. Its launcher app and can be replaced by installing another launcher from market, while iOS (which by the way is joke of an OS) cannot be replaced...

why to replace? I really like WP7 Beauty looks and iOS screen and unified design

Fezmid said,
Methinks the gentleman doth protest too much.

Oh yes because we know apple will sell more phones than samsung on brand name and reputation alone. Its like zune vs iPod. Zune was a better mp3 player no doubt. iPod won because no one cared and it was already embedded in people's hearts.
The galaxy s III is better than whatever the iPhone 5 will be. Heck there may not even be an iPhone 5 if they decided to drop the number like they did with the iPad.
Galaxy s III has NFC, galaxy s III has a bigger screen than whatever the iPhone will have. Galaxy s III will not break as easily.
What we know of the iPhone 5 is that it will be a slightly larger screen and 4G LTE and it will require all new accessories to go with the new port on the bottom.
Apple knows they cant go on a spec race vs. android but it seems the Foxconn guy doesn't get that.