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PCB factory fire raises concern about Galaxy S5 availability

10 March, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
PCB factory fire raises concern about Galaxy S5 availability - read the full textA huge fire destroyed a factory in Anseong, South Korea, which has been hired to manufacture PCBs (printed circuit boards) for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship. The damage is estimated to be around $1 billion in equipment, despite the 287 firefighters' efforts to contain the fire. The...

 

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People grow up with comments like ohhh insurance claim to pay apple of, or overheating its pathetic. Im no fanboy of any phone maker i prefer samsung but have an iphone which is my business not yours. This is a bad time for Samsung or any company for that matter.

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  • 2014-03-11 15:07
  • MVg6

> In reply to [deleted post]So if I burn your house and post it in Facebook and Instagram will I get the "best news this month" comment from people??

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  • 2014-03-11 06:53
  • vpdd

S5 Batteries probably getting tooo hot ..KeKe

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  • 2014-03-11 00:30
  • 8192

Um, S5 is important and all, but first things first. Did anyone die in the fire?!

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  • 2014-03-10 23:00
  • Fv4$

> In reply to adeeb @ 2014-03-10 18:39 from uFwj - click to readOkay , so loosing a billion dollar factory stock to claim 1B to apple ? You mean company is at no loss of 1 billion stock burnt inside?
Lets say insrnce gives 1billion . So lets think samsung took that 1 billion and gave it to apple. Now what about the 1billion loss of products inside ? Samsung anyhow loses one billion. It must be no such insurance claiming plans.

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  • 2014-03-10 20:28
  • n1H7

> In reply to iApple @ 2014-03-10 18:59 from NmZ6 - click to readSamsung confirms there wont be lack of stock.
Nor samsung ran out of stock in market yet unless they are planning for somthing improved version of that discontinued stock.

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  • 2014-03-10 20:23
  • n1H7

> In reply to [deleted post]Everybody cares about Galaxy smartphones and and they have there own capabilities which makes them ahead of other phone manufacturers.
Something which other companies dont offer or cant offer.
No doubt there are still few peoples who are in dark about that copy case thing.
Patents are not what you think . Patents are sometimes the race of launching sooner than another manufacture. While there works are same only.. every phone can call thats the patent which is general. Just there design of making that calling thing work is different among all manufacturers. Apple seems to choose for common patent cases against samsung which is not eligable. But somehow,large companies have their demands fullfilled. No offense. But Samsung is no copy cat which still few people have in their mind.

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  • 2014-03-10 20:17
  • n1H7

> In reply to challenger 68 @ 2014-03-10 19:18 from 04VU - click to readIf I were Samsung, I would burn my own factory actually. You can bet even the Samsung designers said thank you.

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  • 2014-03-10 20:05
  • Hxi4

> In reply to Mikey @ 2014-03-10 14:59 from F9xn - click to readIs IT?

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  • 2014-03-10 19:21
  • 04VU

> In reply to nicGlol @ 2014-03-10 17:03 from XrqP - click to readNo doubt about it. Apple is always against sammy and apple set this fire on. Agreed 1000%

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  • 2014-03-10 19:18
  • 04VU

Shamesung being ashamed by the lukewarm reception to the GS5, deliberately torched the factory to constrain the supplies so that it looks like the GS5 is in demand. GS5 was not exactly going to set the sales on fire, it going to be a flop, and even with the reduced supplies, there will still be warehouses full of stock.

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  • 2014-03-10 18:59
  • NmZ6

good move apple.

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  • 2014-03-10 18:47
  • Ik7r

The truth is that, Samsung seeing that they won't be selling enough Galaxy S5, they torched the factory so that they can artificially constrain the supply and claim that the S5's supplies can't meet the demand.

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  • 2014-03-10 18:47
  • NmZ6

they are claiming 1 billion,simply to get the money from insurance companies...,

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  • 2014-03-10 18:39
  • uFwj

Haaaaahaahahahahaha this news made my day!! XD

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  • 2014-03-10 17:55
  • y@@p

Apple set the fire, guarantee it.

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  • 2014-03-10 17:03
  • XrqP

not good happan

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  • 2014-03-10 16:51
  • 3DnI

Maybe apple paid people to set fire to the samsung factory. How can there factory go up in smoke?.


Maybe north Korean government was involved because Samsung wouldn't give them free Samsung galaxy s5's.

Complete sabotage.

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  • 2014-03-10 16:14
  • dUwL

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