While the hype is strong for the Samsung Galaxy S8, don’t expect too many existing Apple users to switch over anytime soon.
Apple’s next-generation iPhone 8 is expected to pull the company’s smartphone design into the modern era, ditching the home button and the massive bezels in favor of a nearly bezel-less design similar to what we’ve seen on the Galaxy S8 and LG G6. Unfortunately, there’s a whole lot of time between now and late September. Making matters even worse are several recent reports that suggest Apple’s new iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus might launch in September, but the iPhone 8 might be pushed back until October or even November.
As sleek as Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are, and as long as the wait is between now and the release of the new iPhone 8, are iPhone users going to abandon ship? It’s certainly likely that some people will hop off of the Apple train and give Samsung’s sleek new smartphones a try, but it looks like most Apple users we’ve seen commenting about the Galaxy S8 plan to stay in Apple’s camp despite admiring Samsung’s latest work.
A recent thread on Reddit does a good job of capturing the general sentiment among most iPhone owners. They seem to agree that the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ are magnificent, but they’re sticking with their iPhones. Why? Long story short, it’s the same reason I’m sticking with my iPhone: the software. iOS is too smooth, third-party apps are too much better, integration across devices is too convenient, and updates are too fast. As great as the Galaxy S8 is, not many people are willing to give all that up for a nice design, even one as nice as Samsung’s.
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