Same time next year: Samsung’s annual winning

If there’s an Apple event next week then it must be that time of year again, the time of year when we hear how badly Samsung is going to kill the upcoming iPhones.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and used monkeyshines and shenanigans outlet, “Samsung’s Powerful Galaxy S10 Will Defeat Apple’s Shiny New iPhones.” (Tip o’ the antlers to SamT.)

The Macalope is so old he still uses that joke where he says he’s so old he remembers something that happened not that long ago, in this case less than a year ago. There’s no way that joke construction is funny anymore. He’s been using it for maybe eight years. Probably time to retire it. Anyway, that something is when pundits said the Galaxy S9 was big trouble for Apple.

Oh, and look at this. Turns out pundits also predicted the Galaxy S8 would beat the iPhone. Very surprising. Who could have predicted that if you went back and looked, pundits have been predicting that Samsung devices would “beat” iPhones every year for many, many years? Other than people who lived through those years and have not suffered life-altering brain injuries, The Macalope means.

Well, OK. At least no one predicted that the Galaxy Note 7 would beat the iPhone when it exploded onto the market (see what the Macalope did there?) in 2016.

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Oh, no, wait, they totally did, suggesting it was “miles ahead of the iPhone” and not because that’s how far authorities had to drive it in order to safely detonate it in a rural location.