Apple and Samsung are currently arguing over tech and design patents in a San Jose courtroom, but lest we forget, where the rivalry between these two companies really matters is on store shelves. And, so far, the court case between Apple and Samsung hasn’t slowed down the ongoing fight for our consumer dollars.
Case in point: Apple and Samsung’s latest smartphone release plans reek of competition. While neither company has made official statements regarding the specific release dates of their next flagship products, all signs are pointing to August and September.
Samsung sent out this press invite to Wired and other media on Friday. Image: Samsung
On Friday, Samsung emailed out a press invite to a Galaxy product even on August 15 in New York. Samsung officials declined to say just what would be shown off at the event, but an unnamed Samsung spokesman reportedly told Reuters that the company was planning on unveiling a new Galaxy Note smartphone in late August. If Samsung does indeed show off a new Note — maybe called a Galaxy Note II — in late August, it would arrive just ahead of Apple’s rumored debut for its next iPhone.