After the replaced Galaxy Note 7 caught fire again, Samsung had to officially cancel the smartphone yesterday. The most short-lived Android flagship has reportedly cost the company at least $2.4 billion, and that’s just for Q3 (July to September).
Samsung has been harshly criticized by the public, and it will take a looong time to earn back the trust. Up till now the company hasn’t announced the real reason for the explosions. We’re not sure if they cannot share it or they just aren’t able to figure it out – both are embarrassing enough.
However, Apple would benefit from the fallout – those who want a flagship killer phone might well turn to iPhone instead. S&P analyst Angelo Zino believes that the cancellation of Note 7 could boost the iPhone sales in the second half of 2016 by 14-15 million units, which is definitely a great bonus for Apple.
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