And Michael Andronico is already sold:
Samsung is confident that iPhone owners will love the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge.
Even without a free trial, the latest Galaxy phones make a compelling case for iPhone owners to switch to a Samsung. MORE
Meanwhile, Shervin sees the opportunity for a spittle-flecked rant:
Samsung can pay ME to test drive their phone. And by "test drive" I mean load up their iPhone 5/6 replica with my JPGs evidencing just how closely they copied Apple's iPhone to build up their galaxy brand and toss it back in their lying faces. Maybe it'll clip Lucy Koh at the side of her head, on the toss back. My tax dollars better not be spent on a Supreme Court hearing for their bitching. Pay Apple the paltry $500M, considering you made BILLIONS from them, you thieves. MORE
And batchtaster says it's, "More evidence Samsung just don't get it":
Everyone I know who switched from an iPhone to an Android has regretted it. One did it deliberately for 2 years so he could push back on Fandroids from a position of strength and came away saying it was even more painful than he expected.
Given the high satisfaction rates among iPhone owners (something like 98%), and the lack of any motivation whatsoever for a regular user to take it up - beyond the techno-masochists wanting to make a point - I don't see this being a very successful promotion. MORE
Update 1: Jay McGregor isn't sure how to describe it:
[It's] a move that could be described as brilliant, desperate or dastardly.
The terms are fairly straightforward. [It] means signing-up using an iPhone via the Safari browser. ... But beware, if you damage or lose [it], you could end up paying a high cost. ... The full-priced replacement for the Galaxy S6 Edge is $820. ... If you're keen on giving this a go make sure you read the full terms and conditions.
Clearly, Samsung wants to position its devices as unusual and unique. Whether or not that's what appeals to iPhone users is another story. ... There's also, arguably, a bigger problem on the horizon for Samsung, and that's the rise of cheap high-end Android devices that are becoming...hard to distinguish from the 'premium' end. MORE
Update 2: Robert Pratt plans to avoid it:
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