CR: Apple is still the top earner in the smartphone world

19 December 2019
Apple's profit margins remain untouchable.

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  • Anonymous

I'mPhone, 22 Dec 2019Samsung and Huawei has lower-end models to sell as well. Ap... moreNo one forcing Apple to sell only expensive models.

I'mPhone, 22 Dec 2019Samsung and Huawei has lower-end models to sell as well. Ap... moreYou yet to get the market condition.. There are tons of companies belong to android.. But apple is the alone runner.. Outside USA Apple's sell condition is so poor and loosing markets YoY..

  • I'mPhone

Bill Jobs, 21 Dec 2019You clearly don't know the market conditions right now.. Ap... moreSamsung and Huawei has lower-end models to sell as well. Apple only relies on a few models. Try to see what happens if the models were restricted to the flagships only. Apple still sells more iPhones than any other OEMs sell flagships.

  • I'mPhone

AnonF-85937, 21 Dec 2019Let me save you time buddy, Apple own 52% of the GLOBAL PRE... moreSamsung S7 and S8 was a huge success.
The S9 and S10 didn't sell as well.
Chinese OEMs only sell well because of the lower-end/mid-range/flagship killer phones. I have not seen phones like the Vivo NEX 3, Oppo Reno 10x zoom, Mate 30 Pro, or Mi 9 being used a lot in my experience.

Meanwhile iPhone XR and 11 sold a lot. Ignore iPhone X, XS, and 11 Pro.

It's either Samsung or Apple (flagship) phones I have seen a lot, even last-gens, because they already have some strong branding and reputation. You don't need numbers, just facts. So yeah

  • I'mPhone

AnonD-901275, 22 Dec 2019Wooooow the baby woked up. Dont worry im not brainwashed, ... moreYeah true because despite being a good phone, the Mate 20's residuals are down the toilet like the P30. In my country a used P30 is 1/3 the price when new when S10 is still about 60%. Chinese OEMs are 50%. This trend also applies to most other countries and especially SE Asian countries.

  • I'mPhone

Vj02, 22 Dec 2019People buy iPhones because of iOS too & not just becaus... moreIt's quite true except for the fact that ios currently suffers from random crashes in apps, though uncommon.

Performance in ios is futureproofed for 3 years usage (which then you'll upgrade to a newer phone). In Android, this depends on what brand and model you're using. It is also nice that iPhone 6s can still be upgraded to ios 13, that's already an old thing. The update is also punctual. I had a Samsung Note FE in the past and the I received the Pie upgrade more than a month after the S10 series was launched. Not sure for other OEMs, but generally Android are not expected to last more than 3 years of usage.

If you think the iPhone is too expensive, they are the XS and 11 Pro. You can just get a base model XR or 11 and both cost cheaper than the Pixel 4 at launch.

Anonymous, 21 Dec 2019Not to mention that most droids are more advanced in softwa... morePeople buy iPhones because of iOS too & not just because of camera. I never cared about camera much, I like feel of iOS, their interface & polished apps which $400 android doesn't provide

  • AnonD-901275

AnonD-833125, 22 Dec 2019First of all, did you see word "premium" inside my comment?... moreWooooow the baby woked up.
Dont worry im not brainwashed, I've found my mate 20 for 300 euros.
I wasn't saying that phones should cost 100+ dollars, but asking for a flagship phone for 400 is just dumb.
What's wrong with your life dude?

  • AnonD-833125

AnonD-901275, 21 Dec 2019Can you build premium phone and sell it for 300 dollars? ... moreFirst of all, did you see word "premium" inside my comment?
Second of all, Apple did the iphone SE, remember that beauty? It has almost everything an Apple product should have and it cost around 400$.
Third of all, look at the Android so called flagship killers. They are incredible gadgets and they cost around 400$. So, it is possible to do it, don't worry.

But the problem with people like you is that you are so brainwash about this industry, that you actually think that a phone should cost 1000$. Probably, if phone manufacturers will start selling phones at 1200$ or even 1300$ would not be a problem either and you will find excuses for them again.

Kid, manufacturing cost are the same like 5 years ago with minor improvements. The only thing that change were their pockets and their greed. Now they are larger.

  • Anonymous

AnonF-85937, 21 Dec 2019A whole lot of conjecture in your post mate, please post so... moreIf you don't know that some people buy iphome as a status symbol or feel pressured into buying things like iPhone....then you know nothing about lower class, society, or these generations.
Don't comment on a subject you don't understand

  • Anonymous

AnonD-901275, 21 Dec 2019Can you build premium phone and sell it for 300 dollars? ... moreWhere does your analogy fit in kid? Who said someone needed to sell a premium phone for 300? Oh yeah you so you could deflect their facts and support your own bias.

  • AnonD-901275

Anonymous, 21 Dec 2019Maybe you research how other manufacturers offer better pho... moreYour assumption that im apple fanboy makes me laugh.
If you think those xiaomi, vivo, oppo, realme phones are better than a premium device from apple, Samsung, huawei than better stay anonymous forever LOL

  • AnonD-901275

AnonF-85937, 21 Dec 2019A whole lot of conjecture in your post mate, please post so... moreWell come to my work place and see for yourself.
90% of the customers dont even know a single specification about the phone.
There is no need for stats or numbers, what's important is to own an iphone, dosent matter witch model.
Not only apple, but those who are buying android also.
Tech educated customer is a rarity.

AnonF-85937, 21 Dec 2019That is so absolutely adorable how you agree with a part of... moreDon't be so lame man! It's just a certain image of Q3 market.. Even apple's shares in Q1 and Q2 are fact as well.. Remember once there was a time when Apple always stands at no 2 in all market share but today they are not near to Huawei,, let alone Samsung.. Even in premium segment Apple usually had 60%-65% shares but today it decreased into 40%-50% and in near future they won't have 30% shares at least.. Take a screen shot of my comment .

  • Anonymous

AnonF-85937, 21 Dec 2019A whole lot of conjecture in your post mate, please post so... moreNo need for numbers or studies.
Everyone knows there are plenty of people buying coz of brand name and Apple logo.
These are the same people who don't even know their pictures were being uploaded to the cloud.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-901275, 21 Dec 2019Can you build premium phone and sell it for 300 dollars? ... moreMaybe you research how other manufacturers offer better phones at cheaper price.
No one cares if Apple is wiped off the technology sector.
World would still keep innovating.

A Fool and his money are soon parted.
You definitely fit the bill

  • AnonF-85937

AnonD-901275, 21 Dec 2019The problem is that many of them cant afford it but still e... moreA whole lot of conjecture in your post mate, please post some facts, something we can believe, right now it just sounds like you are talking about some friends of yours that may have made some bad decisions.

Give us numbers and an actual study of this audience you are talking about.

  • AnonF-85937

Bill Jobs, 21 Dec 2019I agree on Q3.. But in Q1 and Q2 apple's premium sector sha... moreThat is so absolutely adorable how you agree with a part of the facts and then decide to come up with your own unfounded opinions after that, LOL.

Hilarious.

  • AnonD-901275

AnonF-85937, 21 Dec 2019Let me save you time buddy, Apple own 52% of the GLOBAL PRE... moreThe problem is that many of them cant afford it but still end up buying it with just because they want to show of or to be more accepted on the community, or to look financially wealthy.
Its sad seeing people(and I've saw many of them) getting the new iphone only because of the apple logo.

AnonF-85937, 21 Dec 2019Let me save you time buddy, Apple own 52% of the GLOBAL PRE... moreI agree on Q3.. But in Q1 and Q2 apple's premium sector shares was like 43% and 80%-90% recorded in USA... In past which was like 60%-70% but Don't worry they gonna lose their shares more in near future.. Jog counter back