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Those figures I listed were worldwide.RIM worldwide is only 5% in smartphones and they don't even rank in the top 5 in ALL phones.So is RIM doomed? Maybe not. Are they paying their bills? They are laying off people... which could indicate some problems.You can't discredit profit though... profit is what actually makes companies run. You can't pay your rent by showing your landlord a market share graph But if RIM isn't doomed... then Apple sure as hell isn't...
Companies go out of business when they run out of money... not because of their ranking on a market share chart.But since you like charts... here is the preliminary forecast of the Top 5 OEMs for 2012:Smartphones28% Samsung20% Apple5% Nokia5% HTC5% RIMALL Phones29% Samsung24% Nokia10% Apple6% ZTE4% LGApple is 2nd place in global smartphone sales... and 3rd place in ALL phones sold in the world... 20% and 10% respectively. That's actually not bad considering they only make...
I've read all your posts and I still don't understand why Apple needs so much market share.Android is already "dominating" the smartphone space with something like 75%... and Apple at 14%.Why does Apple need a higher number to survive? Why is market share the be-all-end-all path to success?Earlier you suggested that Apple needs to either sell dirt-cheap phones... or license iOS. That's a good way to gain market share... but Apple is a hardware company.Sure... iOS could...
Dayum! There is $450 worth of parts, manufacturing and other stuff in every 16GB iPhone?That's kinda crazy!
So instead of Apple selling a $650 phone and making roughly $300 in pure profit... they should only make $50 in iOS license fees?That doesn't sound like a good idea...
I hope you're right
But... but... Android... 75% market share....iPhone... losing... badly...Apple... cannot... win....AHHHHHHH Underdog!!!Seriously though... Apple will never have the bigger number on the market share chart.But I'm having trouble seeing the inherent problem with that.
Sorry... I disagree.Apple doesn't want to sell a "cheap, new" phone that might be fashionable. They would rather sell you the "best, new" iPhone for $650+And more people buy it... estimates are that 89% of iPhone sales are the current model.I also disagree about the market share thing. Apple has been "losing" the market share race against Android for about 2 years. Has there been a quarter where the iPhone lost Apple money?But hey... that's why Apple cancelled the...
Exactly.Both platforms will exist.So other than providing the headline "Android dominates over the iPhone" what is the result from all of this?Android will have a bigger slice on the market share piechart... and Apple will sell millions of iPhones every week and makes a crap-ton of money doing it.Am I missing something? It's been like that for years.If anything... it proves that the #2 is still an OK place to be.... the scrappy little underdog
The iPhone 4 is "outdated" only because it has a processor from 2 years ago. In other words... a slow processor.So... what kind of processor would a cheaper iPhone built today have?It would be slower, right?So what's wrong with just using the 2 year old processor that you've already got millions of... and the factories to assemble the iPhone 4 ?I think Apple's plan to keep selling a certain model for 3 years to wring out every bit of profit is genius.The other guys are...
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