Steve Jobs exhibition will take place on Samsung’s home turf

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Staging a Steve Jobs exhibit in South Korea is like bringing a Note 7 to an Apple keynote.
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South Korea is Samsung country, but that’s not stopping a local museum in Guri, Gyeongg from staging an honorary exhibition to the late founder of Apple, Steve Jobs.

Featuring a range of Apple computers starting with 1977’s Apple II and running through to the iMac models Jobs oversaw upon his return to the company in the late 1990s, the exhibition will run until November 27.

Samsung will take $5.3 billion hit from Note 7 recall

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The Note 7 is all washed up.
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Issuing a global recall for the Galaxy Note 7 is going to cost Samsung even more money than it expected.

Samsung released a statement to investors today revealing that its fiery phablet will hurt overall profits for the next two fiscal quarters, costing the company a total of $5.3 billion.

iPhone 7 will arrive on Samsung’s home turf next month

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iPhone 7 is coming to South Korea on October 21.
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South Korea’s three mobile network providers will reportedly start selling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus from October 21, according to reports coming out of the country.

The news comes at a bad time for South Korea’s Samsung, which is still reeling from a costly recall of its exploding Galaxy Note 7 handsets, which it reportedly rushed to market to beat Apple to the next great smartphone.

Apple could troll Samsung by putting a store in its backyard

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This could very well be a future arial shot of the Seoul street layout.
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Apple has been opening plenty of Apple stores in China, but it could go even further into East Asia with a brand new retail store — based directly across the street from Samsung’s headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.

We guess Tim Cook’s been taking trolling notes again!

Samsung stops shipping Galaxy Note 7 after phones explode

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Apple should steal a lot of the Note 7's features, except the exploding one.
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Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have barely made it into the wild, but early reports of the devices exploding in customers’ homes may have caused the company to delay shipments.

In a statement to news outlets today, Samsung said it delayed shipments to do product-quality tests, however, local reports from South Korea reveal the company may be investigating whether the device is prone to spontaneously burst into flames.