| | 12-15-2012, 08:23 AM Thread Author #1
Some interesting comments by a Samsung exec on why he uses Apple products.
Young Sohn is the President and Chief Strategy Officer of Samsung Electronics. He did a Q&A with MIT's Technology Review. In it, he talks a lot about Samsung and Apple. It turns out he's an avid Apple user with a Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Here's part of the interview.
"Can you say more about why these technology categories are so important?
OK, so think about Apple compared to Samsung. I use a Mac, actually, at home. Iíve always used Mac, an iPhone, and an iPad. I also have the Galaxy. So Iím a great example.
If you look at the strengths of Apple, in a way itís not the product per se. Itís that consumers like their ecosystem such as iCloud. I like that my family 6,000 miles away in Korea is able to see my schedule and see all of my contacts and photos. It is sticky, but it is a proprietary architecture.
Look at your phone [pointing to my Samsung Galaxy Nexus]. Itís a better phone, in my view. Itís a better display. Itís faster. But eventually the connected ecosystem is really critical.
I think we have probably the largest platform in the world between the devices and displays and televisions we sell. We actually provide more devices that are interacting with consumers than anyone in the world. But if you think about our experiences, itís device-centric. Itís experienced by itself. Itís not experienced in a connected way. So we think we can provide a lot more things than what we are doing today with an open ecosystem with our partners."
Rest of the interview can be found here:
Meet Young Sohn, the Man Charged with Revamping Samsung