iPhone 16 release rumor indicates Apple is plotting a lethal attack on Samsung

iPhone 16 release rumor indicates Apple is plotting a lethal attack on Samsung

Apple is in a bit of a precarious position right now. The company is struggling in China and playing catchup on AI. It also doesn’t help that the iPhone 16 is rumored to be a small upgrade over the iPhone 15. The company reportedly wants to play on the popularity of its smartphones in South Korea to challenge Samsung’s dominance in its home turf.Apple’s phones are launched in waves in different countries around the world. South Korea is typically not included in the first batch of countries where a new iPhone is released. One of the reasons behind that is that electronic products that are released in Korea must be certified by the National Radio Research Agency and during this stage, the probability of a device’s specs getting leaked is high.Since Apple is a secretive company, it doesn’t like to run the risk of product information getting leaked before launch. It might act more boldly this year.Korea’s ETNews reports that for the first time since 2009, buyers in South Korea will be amongst the first to get their hands on the iPhone 16.

The information has been passed along by carriers in South Korea who refused to deny the rumor but won’t openly admit that South Korea is included in the markets where the iPhone 16 will be released first. 

The report also hints that the iPhone 16 will be released around early to mid-September. For reference, the iPhone 15 was released on October 13 in South Korea, weeks after sales began on September 22 in primary markets.

Apple is eager to increase market dominance and with reports saying that the young crowd in South Korea prefers iPhones over Galaxy smartphones, the strategy could help it win over those who might gravitate back to Samsung due to its focus on AI features. 

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