Apple Keeps Losing MarketAdded: Friday, August 23rd, 2013
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It might remain invisible, but Apple keeps fast sliding towards a state where it would end up with the same share of smartphones market that it has for personal computers. Although many reports claim that Apple is the top smartphone manufacturer, such claims don’t really shine any light on how enormous or competitive the market really is.
According to the latest research, Apple accounts for only 13% of the smartphones on the market – moreover, this number keeps falling. For example, last quarter it was 16%. In the meantime, Samsung has a larger market share than Apple, while the rest of the market is mainly occupied by other Android devices. Indeed, Google’s Android OS has increased its global market share to almost 80% in the 2nd quarter of 2013 from 70% at the same period in 2012.
The worst result was shown by BlackBerry, whose market share dropped to 3% from 5% last year, falling even behind Microsoft – the latter is now number 4 in OS share. The industry observers admit that the main reason Apple is still doing so well is because its iPhones are so much more expensive than Android gear, which means a higher profit margin. If you exclude subsidies from phone companies, you will figure out that an average iPhone cost $710 last year, which is almost $300 more than the average smartphone.
On the other hand, that higher price tag is also denting mass sales, with the experts estimating that the company’s 2nd-quarter profit was $6 billion with an operating margin of 33%. Now compare that to Samsung’s profit of $5.6 billion with a 19% operating margin and make a conclusion.
August 23rd,2013Posted by:
Friday, August 23rd, 2013
|steve job is gone now... so apple will go down slowly n slowly..!|
|Crazy, overrated made in China plastic crap $800.00|
Apple phone. Personally, I would rather build myself
a super gaming computer for that amount and get more
use out of it.
No wonder why the US economy is so bad, lol.
|posted by (2013-08-24 04:22:59)|
|I have computers for doing computer sh!t and a $15 cellphone for actual phone calls. $700+ to make phone calls and do (some) computer shit poorly on a tiny li'l screen I can barely see? No f-in' way!|
|posted by (2013-08-24 08:03:58)|
|Android is an easy way to use than iphone...|
|SHITpple sucks. They blamed Samsung for Plastic phones, now their next iSHIT phone is also made of plastic ha ha ha ha.|
|posted by (2013-08-24 08:58:14)|
|ofc the do they are not even in TOP 2/-3 they did what soney did when MP3 player came sleep.|
|posted by (2013-08-24 13:09:12)|
|Good! I hope they crash and burn in the firey pits of hell from were they crawled out of! I wonder how Lucifer and Jobsie are getting along...|
|All the people above me better watch out the Idrones (apple lovers) are going to get you for what you said. They are programmed to seek and destroy anyone who bashes apple products! Take cover NOW!!!!|
|steve jobs said he would never bring manufacturing back to the states because he can't wake up a dormitory full of workers and give them tea and a biscuit and have them pull a 24 hour shift... plus they make 100 dollars more per unit not manufacturing in the states.|
apple is unamerican, but then expects the US legal system to be their protector.
|well said fusseltier.if you put americans out of work for even more profit dont expect them to buy your overpriced products|
|Hummmm who would make a phone out of glass(apple)|
|they are so geeky and slow!||
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