Why not? Certain presidential candidates blame everything on their opponent, so why can’t Samsung blame Apple. Actually, there’s some logic in there. Yoolim Lee:
Earlier this year, managers at the South Korean company began hearing the next iPhone wouldn’t have any eye-popping innovations. The device would look just like the previous two models too. It sounded like a potential opening for Samsung to leap ahead.
Sounds like Samsung, but also another reason not to believe everything you read.
They pushed suppliers to meet tighter deadlines, despite loads of new features, another person with direct knowledge said. The Note 7 would have a high-resolution screen that wraps around the edges, iris-recognition security and a more powerful, faster-charging battery. Apple’s taunts that Samsung was a copycat would be silenced for good.
Uh huh. So Samsung copied the PowerBook 5300’s ‘catch on fire‘ function. So, how is Samsung’s battery problems Apple’s fault?
Samsung thought they had an advantage on Apple and pushed the technology limitations beyond their limits.
Just days after Samsung introduced the Note 7 in August, reports surfaced online that the phone’s batteries were bursting into flame. By the end of the month, there were dozens of fires and Samsung was rushing to understand what went wrong.
What went wrong? Hubris.