Apple captures record 88.7% of smartphone profits

27 February, 2015
Android captured a record-low 11% global smartphone profit share during the quarter.

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  • Duel

Anonymous, 27 Feb 2015Lol! So you try to answer with misleading info and while dodging... more"But you admit that iphone is priced much higher...
Which concludes exactly what I said. They are selling cheaper parts for dramatically higher profits"

In my country S5 cost about same than iPhone 6. So samsung also selling cheaper parts for dramatically higher profits. Except the problem is that S5 was flop and samsung profits went down 60%

So what part dont you understand? high price phones which sits in the stores doesnt make profit :D

  • Anonymous

Android device dont use cheap parts, because i bought a mobile costed me around 500$, changed a damaged part cost me 200$ for sim slot(btw i inserted empty sim card converter, got stuck applied the force, broke sim card pin)

  • Jose

Anonymous, 27 Feb 2015note 2..side strip colors fade in two months. then it looks damn... moreNote 2 issues? I have a 2 year old Note 2 in perfect condition. No fade!

  • Anonymous

[deleted post]note 2..side strip colors fade in two months. then it looks damn ugly. thought it was aluminium, it wasn't. faux metal like thing.

  • Anonymous

Duel, 27 Feb 2015"If that's not the case then explain how their profit margi... moreLol! So you try to answer with misleading info and while dodging the real point.

But you admit that iphone is priced much higher...
Which concludes exactly what I said. They are selling cheaper parts for dramatically higher profits.

IE scamming.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Feb 2015Nobody asked you whether you like it or not. Nice side track to ... moreOkay then go buy Android One.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Feb 2015my friend whats is the use of edge.? how do hold it in your hand... moreNobody asked you whether you like it or not. Nice side track to purposefully dodge the point.

The point was about the quality/worth/ price of products...In reference to you and other trolls trying to side track from the simple fact that Androids can cost more to make just don't scam you blind in pricing like apple.

As this article clearly shows.

knowing that android has the sales number (2 or 3 times more than apple,even more)it clearly shows apple RIPS 6 or 7 times more profit from each buyer.
happy apple shoppers,oh i meant "profit providers".
apple is just too overpriced
that's why android has lot more sales but less profit.
i like numbers, they never LIE.
that's the reason sammy & sony have trouble stepping forward in smartphone business,android pricing is competitive & they have to reach their expected profits through competitive pricing(because android customers buy a phone for what it is & apple customers buy it not for what it is but for it is apple, lol) so apple pricing is what they want,
huh they make a 400$ phone & sell it for 800$.
i love you all apple customers.happy shopping.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Feb 2015Every year, iphone are being bash, but always break its past rec... moreYou're not understanding what this report means. Higher profits doesn't mean a better product, it means the companies selling it are making more from the sale, which in turn screws the consumer out.

What you as the consumer want to see are low profits. These are the companies that are making the least amount of money off the products they sell, which in turn saves you money.

  • Realism 101

Jesus Christ~! I don't know how you turned this into a iOS vs Android war but let's get something clear.

Apple's iOS is ranking high due to the high gain value from the smartphone sale's. While other smartphone values tend to get lower during the year until the release of the new flagship, Apple maintains a constant price throughout the year generally leading to a higher profit ratio than other brands. Allot of low value smartphones were introduced on the market this year which had a very low profit ratio, almost non existent, but proved to be very popular and in high demand. It kinda explains why Android profits dropped so much.

  • Anonymous

If suppose Google stops developing android, from next iteration android m(milkshake), what will you use then, you would either go to ios or windows., or DOS maybe.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-58835, 27 Feb 2015Easy, Apple cost is 48 usd in china (foxxconn), and sell the obs... moreYeah be sure to buy Android One. Its is the best.

  • Anonymous

Vegetaholic, 27 Feb 2015you have to give credit apple for that, in the end is all about ... moreLike Android One.Amazing.

  • AnonD-58835

Easy, Apple cost is 48 usd in china (foxxconn), and sell the obsolete ios at 700 usd. Good profit margen. Problem is that iphone is the worst device nowadays. I will prefer an android.

you have to give credit apple for that, in the end is all about the money, android is superior in all aspects, has best smartphones, but not even close to earn as much as apple, apple is amazing company even i hate apple products but you have to admit that

  • THINKER

iHaters gonna hate, and Apple keeps on rising, cause iHaters, bashers, jealous, envy Fandroids are in pile raising Apple... Hahaha

The crabs keep on pulling down who is on the top, not knowing that what they are pulling is a rope with a pully and the one that they pull down is tied in it..

Poor FANDROID with crab mentality.....hahaha

  • GIANT

Anonymous, 27 Feb 2015you take cheap android , not cheap just take mid range android, ... moreBuy iPhone first then compare it to ur junk phone so u will see the answer to ur story...

Lol

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Feb 2015its for rulerRuler? to draw lines that too curved.

  • javad

only samsung galaxy s4 best phone

  • Anonymous

Every year, iphone are being bash, but always break its past record sales and profit, well, people buy iphone doesnt care what you think. Maybe you are just envy that you end up bashing a phone that has 88% of profit, truth hurts eh?