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    Default Samsung and HTC Follow Apple's Lead by Introducing Gold Option for Flagship Smartphones


    Unsurprisingly, just a few days after Apple’s new gold iPhone 5S went on sale, Samsung announced the new Galaxy S4 “Gold Edition.” It should be noted that this new iteration of Samsung’s flagship smartphone retains the same plastic design as other models. The new devices come with a gold plastic trim on the outside, while the front glass will be available in brown or pink. The handsets were recently announced by Samsung Gulf, the company’s Middle Eastern outfit.

    The advertisement from Samsung even refers to the “elegance” of the new color option. It should be noted that when details of the gold iPhone 5S were leaked in August, roughly a month ahead of the device’s announcement, the color was also described as “elegant.”

    The South Korean electronics company hasn’t indicated if the new gold Galaxy S4 models will be available outside of the Middle East. That being said, the company’s gold options are expected to be joined by HTC, which is currently planning a gold version of its flagship smartphone, the HTC One.

    As many of you may already know or possibly concluded just now, many of Apple’s competitors such as Samsung and HTC have been accused of copying the Cupertino California company’s design cues. The new gold iPhone 5S proved to be one of the company’s most popular options when it went on sale last Friday, selling out almost immediately and Apple’s competitors seem to already be hopping the bandwagon.

    What do you think of the whole situation?

    Source: Engadget, Samsung Gulf (Facebook)

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    Of course, not surprised.

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    Lol...seriously...get it together Samsung...stop imitating & start innovating...
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    You mean Apple didn't patent the gold look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jato_BZ View Post
    Lol...seriously...get it together Samsung...stop imitating & start innovating...
    yeah becasue everything apple does isnt copying someone else half of ios7's new features are ripped from android

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    Apple's gold looks elegant because it isn't plastic. Samsung's might look tacky. Gold is a hard look to pull off properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutley View Post
    yeah becasue everything apple does isnt copying someone else half of ios7's new features are ripped from android
    Right! Keep telling yourself that! Ahaha!!
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    LOOOOOOL. Wow, guys. Just wow.

    Quote Originally Posted by mutley View Post
    yeah becasue everything apple does isnt copying someone else half of ios7's new features are ripped from android
    Everyone keeps getting this wrong. Half of iOS 7's features are ripped from the jailbreak community—which is an extremely smart move on their part considering what people jailbreak phones for is obviously what they want on iOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
    Of course, not surprised.
    I am sure some egg head will want a crappy gold plastic phone that is the Sam stink no creativity just copy someone else

    The lawyers will be busy with this one today

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutley View Post
    yeah becasue everything apple does isnt copying someone else half of ios7's new features are ripped from android
    I know, right! I remember when Apple copied Android and decided to create an entire Smartphone....oh, wait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
    i know, right! I remember when apple copied android and decided to create an entire smartphone....oh, wait...
    lmao..

    Quote Originally Posted by mutley View Post
    yeah becasue everything apple does isnt copying someone else half of ios7's new features are ripped from android
    No need for that.
    Last edited by 2k1; 09-26-2013 at 05:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tridley68 View Post
    I am sure some egg head will want a crappy gold plastic phone that is the Sam stink no creativity just copy someone else

    The lawyers will be busy with this one today
    The lawyers? What will they be busy with? Cant do anything about the color of a phone.

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    HAHA! Didn't take long> Follow the leader.

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    Coz GOLD is BEST... Lol

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    I hope nobody has an allergic reaction to the gold paint!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
    DId you ever think that some of us will never be happy unless we at least control our own device? Apple puts too much control on the device when no other manufacture does. Apple believes JB costs them money, its a paranoid delusion left over by SJ.
    Then buy something else, it's that simple.

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    and 10 years ago (2003)...





    and iOS7




    you right, Apple is very original...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schnedi View Post
    and 10 years ago (2003)...





    and iOS7




    you right, Apple is very original...
    That gold phone was for the Russian Olympic team only. It's also real gold so it would a 10 times more than an iPhone.

    Sbsettings, card switcher, lockscreen clock hide or lockinfo, Apple created the digital music marketplace so who cares

    NO ONE cares that you are able to use google image search.
    Last edited by slim.jim; 09-26-2013 at 07:10 AM.

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    I think this is just a prank.

    They can't seriously be this reliant on copying everything Apple does b/c they don't know what else to do right? It doesn't even make sense anymore. The gold phone almost seemed like a joke when Apple displayed it but it looks nice due to the finish and adds to the color selection in a simple way.

    No, it's real? Ouch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schnedi View Post
    and 10 years ago (2003)...

    the new iphone5s is more champagne than gold. #2 wow that phone is ugly. I know why apple didn't go gold

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