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

19 December 2019
Apple's profit margins remain untouchable.

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  • AnonF-85937

Anonymous, 21 Dec 2019Yeah we can all see it. Which plays right into the point. Becaus... moreUnfortunately the market doesn’t agree with you. Most Androids that are sold are low end because people can’t afford better, and most high end phones are iPhones, end of.

  • Anonymous

Vj02, 21 Dec 2019Who wouldn't want software updates on their device??? Android se... moreNot to mention that most droids are more advanced in software and features out of box than iPhones are after their final update. And that includes how well it works. All devices have some issues. Iphone included... And sometimes more so. You know why? Because of this concept called reality. And reality shows us there is no such thing as flawless or perfection.
But hey... Apple is sure good at making the simple minded ones like you believe they are above reality.
So they get to charge a ridiculous premium and be happily rich off your obedience. But you know, at least it performs well.... Like a $400 phone will. Oh but your camera is a little better... Than the $400 one. And that cpu is a little quicker sometimes.
Congratulations.

  • Anonymous

Vj02, 21 Dec 2019Who wouldn't want software updates on their device??? Android se... moreWow you get more updates. Even though those updates always arrive with a crap ton of bugs and issues during most releases. And take weeks to months of constant patches to fix. Seeming like a last second rushed beta. One that most get stuck with and can't revert after a certain point. Just ride it out.
And even for a span of at least 5 years had a dramatic world lead in Mobile os so crashes.
Both main points detailed in articles on this very site. Some recent and some over time.

  • Anonymous

[deleted post]Chips throttling during graphical intense states is not the same as a phone being laggy. Unless you count that as lag in every other device too. Including iPhone. Even if not quite as much.
And again sometimes the smaller versions probably throttle a little quicker because of heat constraints. iPhone included. Though again besides a whole new chip.... No iPhone before was ever a stranger to throttle either. And even this one still will die to heat constraints. Though just like with the new 865 and others it won't be as bad. And even reduced is still pushing some decent power.

  • Anonymous

I'mPhone, 21 Dec 2019Don't know??? Explain why there are lots of custom software made... moreWhy?? Because we can. And it opens up more possibilities and control. And fun for many.
Jesus you so close minded.

  • Anonymous

[deleted post]Go fix a phone throttling on a graphics intensive scenario... Aside from a few select devices and chips they all will start to throttle. And aside from the latest A chip in 11 models only, even the iPhones won't go much longer before doing the same compared to the s10e maybe. The bigger s10s probably dissipate heat a little better.
You want throttling to end? Get a RM3S or Rog 2 or something. Or iPhone 11 pro/max. Or a Snap 865 device.
Though my s855 note 10+ seem to do fine with pub g and call of duty. Ps2 and GameCube emulation too. Though those can take bigger hits just due to optimization calling upons tons of graphical and CPU power.

  • Anonymous

AnonF-85937, 21 Dec 2019Read the headline of this article, I am anything but jealous of ... moreYeah we can all see it. Which plays right into the point. Because they are feeding off you without delivering. And you are happily taking it. Oh wow... It's works well. So do most other devices. But it's nothing exceptional in most ways. Even compared to devices half the cost. And even cheap devices have advantages.
It's been this way since the start. Hell besides a nice looking touch interface the original iPhones were inferior to basic flip phones in most ways. Let alone the actual smart phones of the time. Couldn't even record video or send/receive mms lmao.
Heck. Even the names iPhone and iPad were stolen from existing devices.

However the gap of greed from other brands compared to Apple has definitely gotten smaller. There's still no denying it for damn sure, but corporate greed is a disgusting aspect of this world. And realizing apple got away with it and just in general people like you are willing to pay it and defend it... Here we are...

Bill Jobs, 20 Dec 2019Neither you have showed any solid reason... Hahaha meanwhile you... moreWho wouldn't want software updates on their device??? Android severely lacks in that compared to iOS, my old S7 Edge barely got updates.

  • I'mPhone

Anonymous, 20 Dec 2019Obviously q4 will see up to 85%, the 11 Pro is a game changer a... moreAs a correction, the iPhone 11 Pro is NOT a game changer. It is overpriced and yet the features cannot match some Android flagships.

You should be looking to the XR and 11. They sell like hotcakes and are priced almost right. The specs are pretty good as well and the only weakness is the LCD display. The production for the Pro has been decreased and the (slightly embarassing) XS has been discontinued.

Just frankly speaking, if I was offered the 11 Pro, I'll just take a regular 11 and spend the rest on an emergency phone (or keep it, use for accessories, etc.).

Not so surprising as Apple's price is doubled if not tripled compared to Android phones from Samsung down to Xiaomi. A concrete example was my P30 PRO against the iPhone 11 PRO max of my daughter.

  • I'mPhone

AnonF-85937, 21 Dec 2019You don’t know that yet. :) Don't know??? Explain why there are lots of custom software made by XDA on phones like the ROG Phone 2 and Zenfone 6?

Except OnePlus, Oppo, and Realme (BBK group), Android phones are utter rubbish.

  • I'mPhone

Anonymous, 21 Dec 2019You mean what's factually been the most advanced UI and os? Yeah... moreIf you can fix the dropping wifi signal issue and stutters/lag/excessive overheating in my games (PUBG and COD Mobile at very high settings) in my S10e then I can trust what you're saying.

  • AnonF-85937

Anonymous, 21 Dec 2019You mean what's factually been the most advanced UI and os? Yeah... moreRead the headline of this article, I am anything but jealous of a cesspool. :)

  • AnonF-85937

Bill Jobs, 20 Dec 2019Neither you have showed any solid reason... Hahaha meanwhile you... moreLearn to write in proper English, your unnecessarily long paragraph was barely readable.

Apple own 66% of mobile profits, so Android does not really matter. Explains why developers prefer iOS.

  • AnonF-85937

UI Goku, 20 Dec 2019That is proper security tbh. Apple has been caught harvesting da... moreYou don’t know that yet. :)

  • AnonF-85937

Anonymous, 20 Dec 2019You mean pay more for less and have crap support that's quantity... moreAndroids is a malware cesspool.

  • Anonymous

I'mPhone, 21 Dec 2019You must not have heard of Shamsung's fingerprint sensor issue i... moreI have xiaomi phone for two months now. I haven't seen single ad(on preloaded apps) yet except for google apps.

  • I'mPhone

Anonymous, 21 Dec 2019They are the most greedy and always have been. Just because othe... moreAs if Samsung's OS never crashes. I have observed some crashes in my S10e in a few apps. Random crashes in certain games too.

  • I'mPhone

[deleted post]Show me that Shamsung's SoC does not throttle badly and doesn't stutter in demanding games at very high settings and the dropping wifi issue. Prove me wrong so I can learn that Apple is not the best manufacturer around.

  • I'mPhone

Anonymous, 21 Dec 2019You mean what's factually been the most advanced UI and os? Yeah... moreReally? Tell me more about the dropping wifi issue. Also severe and early throttling in high-end games.

If you can fix the dropping wifi issue and make it run at a constant 60 fps in high settings in both PUBG (HD) and COD Mobile without any stutters then tell me and I can buy your favorite Samsung. Also the bad facial recognition.