iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S3: Samsung Ridicules Apple Maps

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By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
December 13, 2012|9:08 am
  • Samsung Mocks Apple Maps
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    Samsung sign in Australia that Mocks Apple Maps

The iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S3 has been the biggest smartphone battle of the year and Samsung seems to not be finished with dishing out jabs to its greatest competitor.

The company has a new display in the streets of Sydney, Australia that mocks Apple's Maps app currently found on the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.

The Samsung sign is located on George Street and reads "Get navigation you can trust." This statement is clearly aimed at Apple's new Maps, which replaced Google Maps on Apple devices back in the fall of this year.

The sign also features two young girls with Samsung t-shirts standing next to a truck that apparently taken a beaten from driving in areas it should not have been in.

These two devices have been at the forefront of the Apple-Android battle since the iPhone 5 was released in September.

Google's platform recently scored a victory in Australia as Android became the widest used OS in the country for the first time in history.

The research used for this information was conducted by a firm known as Telesyte. The company reported that 44 percent of smartphones in Australia are now running some form of Android operating system.

This allowed Google to edge out Apple in the nation, who controls slightly less with 43 percent of the market.

Foad Fadaghi, a research director with Telsyte, attributes Android's growth in Australia to the availability of more handsets running the software.

Other reasons for Android 's growth include faster product cycles and larger carrier support in the country.

"Our new research shows that the lower prices, faster product cycles and carrier support has helped Android become the leading platform," he said.

Fadaghi also pointed out that even though Apple was edged out; the company has the highest repeat purchase intention amongst consumers. iPhone upgrades happen quite frequently with most of Australia's major carriers.

 

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