If you have evidence of a YoY drop in market share, profit share or profits then please post them but one claiming "Apple sucks" because of a drop from Autumn to Spring are just as foolish as those saying "Samsung sucks" because of a drop from Spring to Autumn after the next iPhone is factored in.
PS: Note that Canaccord Genuity states 72% for 4Q2012 and 69% for all of 2012. Do you know what that means? It means that there were quarters that were less than the 72% which is why the year is less than a single quarter.
Firstly I am tired of people putting words in my mouth. I didn't say "Apple sucks"
Secondly - Samsung release products all year round so Apples blip in its release quarter is the datum to ignore not Samsungs secular increase Q-Q
Thirdly - this decrease should have been foretold. Apple dropped both margins and market share in the last Q. Profit share is pretty much a multiplication of both.
Fourthly it's not just one quarter. Apples guidance is low for the next quarter with a drop of both margins and unit sales y-y. Meanwhile Android is gowing at 60% y-y and Samsungs percentage of that growth is profitable. Next Quarters market share is going to seem appalling.
We all want Apple to win. I'd prefer if the debate was on.
1) admitting Samsung is a major competitor. Agreeing with the stats.
2) arguing about what is to be done.
To me it's simple. Bigger screen ( no interest myself but other people do)
Lower priced phones. More than one model a year.
All we're getting is heads buried in the sand.