Apple and Samsung help drive global smartphone shipments to record 700M units in 2012

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  • Reply 41 of 48
    kdarling wrote: »
    If using numbers dating back to 2009, then yes, that was true back then.  However, buying trends have changed a lot in the past three years.

    Using just second half of 2012 numbers, it looks like ~40% of Samsung's smartphone sales have been of their latest high end phone (GS3).   Even higher if you count the Note as well.

    See post here.
    Firstly your own post link states 35% for S3 yet you now suddenly add 5% more? I guess making up figures make "nearly half" is not as bad as "a third"?

    Also in that same thread you were already corrected on the numbers already being overly high, which you acknowledged yet now you still claiming an even higher 40% figure for S3 alone??

    Samsung sold 100million galaxy S variants since its inception in 2010
    The break down of 41 s3 is over 7months now so 5.85million a month works out under 18/qtr.

    First 100days (6 sept) they announced they had sold just over 20million leaving 21million over another 100+days.

    So under 20million for 4th qtr. Even if you count as much as 20million - only checks out at 31.7% of 63million shipments.
  • Reply 42 of 48

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    Originally Posted by majjo View Post





    Aren't 3 models of the iPhone currently being sold? (5, 4s, 4)


    In many markets, for example Australia, only the iphone5 is available in stock for contracts. You can only buy 16GB iphone 4 and 4s at the Apple store. 

  • Reply 43 of 48
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,435member
    xtacee1990 wrote: »
    In many markets, for example Australia, only the iphone5 is available in stock for contracts. You can only buy 16GB iphone 4 and 4s at the Apple store. 

    Same here in NL: only 16GB versions of the 5 & 4s. There is 1 32GB in white available at 1 carrier that I came across yesterday.
  • Reply 44 of 48

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    Originally Posted by mastersplinter View Post



    Samsung has 30% market share, and Apple has +90% of the profits.


     


    Does a customer benefit in any way that Apple has 90% of the profits.

    This just means their products are over priced. But...

  • Reply 45 of 48
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    nathillien wrote: »
    Does a customer benefit in any way that Apple has 90% of the profits.

    This just means their products are over priced. But...

    How is it that people can find there way to this forum, sign up, post and yet still not understand what over-priced means in a market. :no:
  • Reply 46 of 48
    nathillien wrote: »
    Samsung has 30% market share, and Apple has +90% of the profits.

    Does a customer benefit in any way that Apple has 90% of the profits.

    This just means their products are over priced. But...

    Overpriced compared to what?

    Yes, this pricing thing, and profit, helps the customer. How would Asus ever come up if Apple didn't spent big $ on R&D / Design for the MacBook Air? You think this comes cheap?
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  • Reply 47 of 48


    Originally Posted by Nathillien View Post

    This just means their products are over priced. But...


     


  • Reply 48 of 48
    michael scripmichael scrip Posts: 1,912member
    There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. It's a $500 subsidized item. They may make a lot of money. But if you actually take a look at the 1.3 billion phones that get sold, I'd prefer to have our software in 60% or 70% or 80% of them, than I would to have 2% or 3%, which is what Apple might get.

    You can't simply look at Android's market share number and think "OMG"

    There are tons of phones running Android... no argument here.

    Now subtract all those terrible $80 Android phones sold in China and India from manufacturers you've never even heard of. There's a good chance they are running Gingerbread... today. They are underpowered and of relatively poor quality.

    But hey... they increase Android's market share!
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