Google's Eric Schmidt on the iPhone 6: 'Samsung Had These Products a Year Ago' [Video]

Google's Eric Schmidt on the iPhone 6: 'Samsung Had These Products a Year Ago' [Video]

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt suggested that Apple's new iPhone 6 smartphones are a copy of previous Samsung devices during an interview with Bloomberg.

Schmidt and former Senior Vice President Jonathan Rosenberg spoke about their book "How Google Works," the mobile industry and Google's competition with Apple on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers" show with Stephanie Ruhle and Erik Schatzker.

Bloomberg: How do you feel, in the last week when you drive by any Apple Store, San Francisco, L.A., New York, and there are people lined up around the block? So even though way more people carry Android phones, how does Apple have that desire factor?

Schmidt: Laughter. I'll tell you what I think. Samsung had these products a year ago.

Bloomberg: And nobody had a huge party. In the last month when Samsung came out with new products people weren't losing their mind camping out. What do you think about it?

Schmidt: I think Samsung had the products a year ago. That's what I think.

Schmidt also discusses the competition between Apple and Google.

"I would say that this brutal competition between Apple and Google over Android and iOS has enormous benefits for consumers worldwide. If you look at the innovation on the Apple side and on the Google side, that competition which I think is the defining fight of the computer industry today it benefits globally at the billions of people level."

Take a look at the full interview below for more. You can jump ahead to 5:30 for the Apple talk.

Google's Eric Schmidt on the iPhone 6: 'Samsung Had These Products a Year Ago' [Video]

Simon Says - September 26, 2014 at 3:49pm
Yeah, they lost a few millions our of their Billions..wooooo.. and they fix the bug in a day in a interesting that the Tech Giant actually takes care of their people...Google would have you resetting your phone to factory and keep it there for 6-8 months if even get up out of their butts to fix any issues. Apples handles their Business...Google simply sucks and it's expected.
Dr. Technology - September 26, 2014 at 3:45pm
What he should have said is, "that we rushed out our idea of a big phone and Apple waited until they had participation from large retailer and others to make sure it actually does work with real work scenario." We love to sell gimmicky features so that young wannabe techy would succumb to ideas they are buying a tech driving smartphone. #Gaylaxative Pseudo Smartphones
Jack Black - September 28, 2014 at 3:23pm
Right.. Apple took their time making a big phone... Um that bends in a pocket... Maybe they should have release this phone a year from now and Maybe it wouldn't bend
Great! - September 26, 2014 at 10:25am
He may as well have said "I think those grapes probably taste sour." "Yeah, we had them a year ago."
Great! - September 26, 2014 at 10:19am
That, my friends, is how the leader of the competition responds! He said those words after his head has exploded from the question. Couldn't come up with a better answer.
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