Samsung expects Q1 profits to drop 30%, but declines are slowing

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  • Reply 21 of 66
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    rob bonner wrote: »

    Just curious why we never hear anything about that.  It does seem like a court ruling does not really buy you anything.

    Apple should hire an elite team of bounty hunters to collect from Samsung.
  • Reply 22 of 66
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,362member
    rob bonner wrote: »
    Does anyone know if Samsung actually paid Apple the money they lost in the suit?

    slurpy wrote: »
    Of course not. 
    It's not yet final, which is why nothing has been paid yet. Both Apple and Samsung have appeals still to be ruled on, and since the initial case there's been quite a bit in the way of asserted patent claims being found invalid anyway, thus likely not infringed. It's entirely possible the entire case will be overturned, requiring a new trial. It may be mid-year before the Appeals Court finally decides who's right and who's wrong.

    By the time the ruling is final I'd guess that Samsung might actually be found liable for less than $500M, perhaps far less.

    EDIT: The Mercury News published an article about it a few months back.
    http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_27031761/apple-vs-samsung-patent-war-reaches-key-appeals
  • Reply 23 of 66
    yuck9yuck9 Posts: 112member

    After years of begging. How many years did it take for the larger iPhone screen, 6 years plus.

  • Reply 24 of 66
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,926member
    yuck9 wrote: »
    After years of begging. How many years did it take for the larger iPhone screen, 6 years plus.

    And this has nothing to do with the topic at hand.
  • Reply 25 of 66
    geekmeegeekmee Posts: 633member
    Does this mean Samsung is....(Wait for it)... "Doomed?"
  • Reply 26 of 66
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,778member
    davidw wrote: »
    Wait a minute! This 30% decline is Samsung 6th consecutive quarter of declining sales. So the year ago quarter that it was compared to, was the second quarter of declining sales. And we're suppose to believe that somehow Samsung sales is improving because it's not declining as much as the last quarter. Which was compared to the first quarter of declining sales a year ago. But suppose last year second quarter of decline was a lot worse than the first quarter of decline. Then a 30% decline this quarter could be worse than the 36% decline last quarter. I'm pretty sure that when the coming quarter that gets compared to year ago quarter, that took the 60% nose dive, that even a 10% decline would not be good news.

    Yes, fuzzy math! Can someone that can do math here tell me the cumulative decline since they were in profit or at least breaking even.
  • Reply 27 of 66
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,778member
    slurpy wrote: »
    Of course not. 

    When the day comes the Scambags have to pay up they won't be able to afford it the way they are heading! :D
  • Reply 28 of 66
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    sog35 wrote: »
    who was begging for large phones for SIX YEARS ago?  

    5 years actually, 2010 was the first year bigger phones were introduced.
  • Reply 29 of 66
    appexappex Posts: 687member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hexclock View Post





    I hate external drives that have software pre-installed. I have a USB stick like that. It has several .exe files along with a couple directories that cannot be deleted, even after a format.



    Actually, it is possible to erase such partition in the pendrive. But you have to flash it. I have done it. Google for it and be prepared to find pages in Chinese and Russian. Good luck.

  • Reply 30 of 66
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,385member

    In other news, the S6 has scored a repairability score of 3/10 from iFixit while the iPhone 6 had 7/10. 

     

    They called the phone a "nightmare" to attempt to repair, even opening it without damaging something an impossibility. What happened to the days of iPhones being the worst to repair? More evidence that Apple considers ALL aspects to some degree, even the niche ones like internal layout, while Samsung has sacrificed everything in order to get to their form factor. 

  • Reply 31 of 66
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,385member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Yuck9 View Post

     

    After years of begging. How many years did it take for the larger iPhone screen, 6 years plus.


     

    Speak for yourself. Maybe you're the only one who has been "begging" for 6 years? Oh, and what do you know, you're still bitching and whining about everything since you got your wish. What a shock (not). 

     

    I notice 100% of your posts on this site are negative. Stop being a troll. Maybe step outside for some fresh air, or find a company you actually like that you can discuss, instead of coming here simply to shit on Apple and all its products. You know how it's easy to spot the credible critics from the trolls? The former are able to say positive things once in a while about the products they claim to like, the trolls (like you) are utterly incapable of doing so. 

  • Reply 32 of 66
    foggyhillfoggyhill Posts: 4,767member
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    Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

     

     

    I place tech journalist’s reviews on the same plane as movie critic’s reviews. They are often completely out of touch with the public response.  


     

    One thing thaT's funny about that is that the S6 is way pricier than all the competing devices. Being better should be a given, and not some revelation. If it were worse, that would be very very bad for Samsung.

  • Reply 33 of 66
    hexclockhexclock Posts: 1,273member
    appex wrote: »

    Actually, it is possible to erase such partition in the pendrive. But you have to flash it. I have done it. Google for it and be prepared to find pages in Chinese and Russian. Good luck.
    It sounds like the cure is worse than the disease. Thanks though, I'll look into it.
  • Reply 34 of 66
    disturbiadisturbia Posts: 563member
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    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post





    That might make sense if that phone was currently for sale.

    You didn't get the memo, did you?!! I'll make sure you get a few copies ....

  • Reply 35 of 66
    disturbiadisturbia Posts: 563member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post





    5 years actually, 2010 was the first year bigger phones were introduced.

    Actually ... longer than 5 years.

     

    Then again, you'll need to understand the definition of "bigger" phones before replying.

  • Reply 36 of 66
    disturbiadisturbia Posts: 563member
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    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post





    Sadly, they're still beating the snot out of the other Android OEMs. Samsung's current slide is a perfect opportunity for one of them to create a compelling device, and take the number 2 spot, but I doubt that'll happen.

    Who cares which android oems are 1st or 100th?!!

     

    There is no such thing as "compelling device" as long as freaking android powers the damn thing.

  • Reply 37 of 66
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,362member
    dasanman69 wrote: »
    Sadly, they're still beating the snot out of the other Android OEMs. Samsung's current slide is a perfect opportunity for one of them to create a compelling device, and take the number 2 spot, but I doubt that'll happen.
    Motorola is creating some pretty compelling smartphones and with truly useful and innovative features rather than fluff, otherwise staying pretty true to stock Android. They may yet surprise.
  • Reply 38 of 66
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    disturbia wrote: »
    Who cares which android oems are 1st or 100th?!!

    There is no such thing as "compelling device" as long as freaking android powers the damn thing.

    That's why millions of people bought Samsung phones instead of iPhones before the 6 was released.
  • Reply 39 of 66
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    disturbia wrote: »
    Actually ... longer than 5 years.

    Then again, you'll need to understand the definition of "bigger" phones before replying.

    We were discussing bigger iPhones. Before 2010 the average touch screen smartphone was 3.5"-3.7". Please pay attention.
  • Reply 40 of 66
    disturbiadisturbia Posts: 563member
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    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post





    That's why millions of people bought Samsung phones instead of iPhones before the 6 was released.

    Me: Why did you buy samsung?

     

    She: It was soooooo cheap plus it came with a free charger, some fries and gravy too!

     

    Yep, she was one of millions who don't any better.

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