Samsung Group next CEO will be Lee Jae Yong. He's ambitious, capable, well-respected and could be a formidable obstacle in the path of Apple. However, the Group is spread too thin, and even Samsung Electronics is facing key challenges in which the on-going expansion of core business units has resulted in an unfavorable competitive dynamic. This bodes well for Apple, as it's more specialized and is more efficient with various cost categories. Furthermore, the heir to Samsung Group is more likely to manage the business conservatively, despite having some support from key shareholders. Going forward, I anticipate Samsung to not only lose momentum in smartphones but to lose an even bigger portion of the market to Apple.