Samsung is ripping off Apple again — this time with phone leasing program

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Note 5

Samsung is going back to the Cupertino well. Photo: Samsung

Just days after being told to stop ripping off Apple’s designs, Samsung is reportedly getting ready to “borrow” another of Cupertino’s ideas — this time with a program for leasing its Galaxy handsets to U.S. customers, much like Apple announced two weeks back with its iPhone Upgrade Program.

Apple introduced its leasing program at its iPhone 6s keynote. The value-for-money plan lets customers pay upwards of $32 per month, for a two-year agreement which gives them both AppleCare and the latest iPhone.

Samsung hasn’t announced a pricing scheme yet, but it is thought that it will launch in the next several months — if not sooner.

Given that Samsung recently started testing its unoriginally-titled Apple Pay rival “Samsung Pay,” it’s no surprise that the South Korean tech giant would also be willing to hop on another of Apple’s bright ideas rather than coming up with its own.

Still, despite all its recent copying Samsung appears to be continuing to struggle when it comes to its own mobile division. By all accounts its latest Galaxy handsets have been disappointing, while iPhone sales continue to hit new heights.

Better copy harder, Samsung!

Source: Forbes