Samsung Decides Not to Halt iPhone 4S Sales in South Korea

In a recent development, Samsung has decided not to prevent the launch of the iPhone 4S in South Korea, as reported by a local newspaper. This decision comes despite the company’s efforts to halt the sale of the iPhone 4S in other markets, which have not been successful.

The iPhone 4S was made available last Friday in South Korea without any opposition from Samsung.

The reason behind this decision might be related to public relations, suggests The Chosun Ilbo. According to an unnamed executive, while Samsung continues to compete with Apple on a global scale, the substantial market share it holds in South Korea makes it unnecessary to engage in actions that could potentially tarnish its public image.

However, with Apple’s increasing popularity in the region, the dynamics might shift in the future.


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