Samsung mocks Apple, iPhone 7 during Galaxy Note 7 event
During its big Unpacked event for the Galaxy Note 7 on Monday, Samsung couldn’t help but take some sly swipes at its biggest rival. Its targets were the Apple Pencil and the rumored lack of headphone jack on the upcoming iPhone 7 series.
Samsung has a right to be cocky right now. In the Galaxy Note 7, it has a flagship phablet that’s going to take some beating. Its gorgeous design, stellar specifications, and features like water-resistance mean life will be tough for Apple and the iPhone 7 Plus.
“Do you wanna know what else it comes with?” asked Justin Denison, Samsung’s VP of marketing during the keynote. “An audio jack… I’m just saying.”
We still don’t know for certain that the iPhone 7 won’t have a headphone hack — we’ll have to wait for Apple to confirm that — but almost every rumour and leak we’ve seen so far suggests users will have to rely on Lightning and wireless headphones instead.
Denison also mocked the Apple Pencil and its $99 price tag while promoting the S Pen, which comes bundled with every Galaxy Note smartphone for free, and never needs to be charged. Samsung has also altered its design this year so it can’t be inserted the wrong way!