After the first few hundred people, I lost count.
FORTUNE -- Before the Samsung lauch event at New York City's Radio City Music Hall Thursday evening it took me nearly three minutes to walk past the queue of people that ran up Sixth Avenue and halfway across 51st Street. I never got around to filming the crowd gathered at the VIP and media entrances on 50th Street.
Does this mean that Samsung MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 15, 2013 3:32 PM ET
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Apple owned the market for two fleeting quarters, and it may never own it again.
FORTUNE -- In an interview about the impact of Samsung's Galaxy S4 on Apple (AAPL), Anouch Seydtaghi, deputy economics editor for the Swiss newspaper Le Temps, asked Asymco's Horace Dediu what seemed like a perfectly reasonable question:
Q: Can Apple regain the lead in the smartphone market? If yes, how?
Dediu responded, characteristically, with a chart:
A: Apple had leadership in the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 15, 2013 12:00 PM ET
After the big build-up and over-the-top stage show, there were few surprises
FORTUNE -- Evolutionary, not revolutionary, was the general consensus. As for what Samsung's new phone means for Apple (AAPL), the jury was split.
Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster: Galaxy S4 Evolutionary, iPhone To Essentially Maintain High End Share In CY13. "The Galaxy S4 appears to be largely an incremental update to the S3 including a slightly larger screen (4% larger on diagonal), better MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 15, 2013 10:34 AM ET
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FORTUNE -- The overnight verdict: Incremental improvements in hardware, a ton of new software features, and a general agreement that Apple has a fight on its hands.
Roger Cheng, CNET: Samsung has an unstoppable hit in Galaxy S4. "Last year, Samsung spent $401 million on advertising just in the U.S., with a vast majority going toward television, according to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 15, 2013 7:59 AM ET
Samsung's latest Galaxy S phone may be a technical wonder, but it's increasingly the base software that really matters in mobile.
By Cyrus Sanati
FORTUNE -- Samsung's splashy launch party for its fourth-generation Galaxy S mobile device isn't going to have much of an impact in its war with Apple. That's because the battleground for dominance in the mobile space has shifted away from the hardware and physical design of phones and toward MOREMar 15, 2013 5:00 AM ET
The drumroll for Samsung's new phone is bigger than anything Apple ever produced
FORTUNE -- The line outside Radio City Music Hall was long -- longer than any Apple (AAPL) iPhone or iPad launch I've covered. (YouTube video: Walking the line.)
The press presence was ridiculous -- there were three media doors, one for video, two for print, and it still took more than an hour to get in. The rumor in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 14, 2013 7:14 PM ET
It's only in the past year that Samsung has (handily) outpaced Apple
FORTUNE: "Samsung's stock doesn't trade on US exchanges," writes the Bespoke Investment Group, "so hardly anyone here even looks at the stock."
Well, Bespoke did, and it produced the 10-year (above) and one-year chart (below). They show that over the long run, Apple (AAPL), as Bespoke put it, "crushed" Samsung.
Lately, however, not so much.
Thanks to Barrons' Tiernan Ray for spotting the report.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 14, 2013 2:58 PM ET
Pulling out all the stops for the Galaxy S4 in Radio City Music Hall and Times Square
FORTUNE -- Steve Jobs, the past master of high-tech event marketing, was famous for treating the launch of Apple's (AAPL) new products as if they were Broadway openings, although lately Apple has been moving its events to smaller and smaller venues.
Samsung, famous for flattering Apple by imitation, has taken the Broadway metaphor quite literally. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 14, 2013 8:12 AM ET
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The debut of Samsung's marquee smartphone at Radio City Music Hall tomorrow night lets Samsung bring the fight directly to Apple's strongest market. The South Korean company is relying on an advertising blitz and cutting-edge features, potentially including a snazzier camera and eye-tracking capabilities, to generate the kind of buzz associated with Apple's MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 14, 2013 3:30 AM ET
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