Apple Exec Slams Smartphones

    A logo of Samsung Electronics is seen on the glass door of its showroom in Seoul on April 27, 2012. South Korea's Samsung Electronics reported a record net profit of 5.05 trillion won (4.44 billion USD) in the first quarter, thanks largely to strong smartphone sales. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE        (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Apple's marketing chief thinks Samsung phones are weak—and he's not afraid to say so. Just one day before the company's long-anticipated unveiling of its new smartphone, the Galaxy S4, Phil Schiller slammed smartphones as “inferior” and “simple.” The Apple bigwig pointed to smartphones’ multicompany existence as the root of their ineffectiveness. “When you take an Android device out of the box, you have to sign up to nine accounts with different vendors to get the experience iOS comes with,” he said. Samsung plans to introduce its new model at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Thursday night.

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