Yup, Samsung might copy the iPhone feature it’s been mocking for years

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The iPhone is obviously the biggest key to Apple's success over the past decade, but it has played a huge role in Samsung's success in so many ways. Several of the company's various subsidiaries are of course parts suppliers for Apple, and Samsung pulls in billions of dollars each year as a result. But looking back further to the early days of Samsung's smartphone efforts, the company also has the iPhone to thank for the success of its own smartphone business. Samsung smartphones were a jumbled mess when the company first entered the market. But then it literally wrote the book on copying iPhones and modeled its own smartphones after Apple's handsets. Then a bit further down the road, Samsung catapulted itself to the top of the market thanks in large part to marketing and advertising campaigns that mocked the iPhone and positioned its Galaxy phones as the cool alternative.

Samsung doesn't copy iPhones anywhere near as often as it used to, and it has also dialed back its anti-Apple marketing efforts quite a bit. Old habits die hard, however, and Samsung still loves taking the opportunity to mock the iPhone. That's exactly what Samsung did back in 2016 when Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 without a 3.5mm audio jack, and it has mocked Apple ruthlessly since then. Now, we're hearing yet again that Samsung has built a next-generation Galaxy smartphone prototype that lacks a 3.5mm audio port.

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