Not really surprised an executive from a competing company would whine that the competitors are more expensive.
But at least Samsung phones will drop in price fast enough. With a promo, I paid nothing for my S7 a month after it came out [actually my provider owed me money].
Apple on the other hand doesn't drop prices much [excluding Xmas, etc.] and will only drop as a new model comes in.
That said, the iPhone 8 may hit $1000US.