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Apple took 77% of the smartphone industry profits last quarter

06 August, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple took 77% of the smartphone industry profits last quarter - read the full textThe numbers are in and once again it has been a stunning quarter for Apple. The Cupertino based company managed to reap in nearly 77 percent of the operating profits from the smartphone industry in the second fiscal quarter. These figures are amazing because Apple only contributed to 6...

 

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> In reply to Nicolas82 @ 2012-08-07 10:35 from 33Zq - click to readThis has nothing to do with the secondhand market.

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  • 2012-08-07 10:36
  • n$eY

> In reply to Someone @ 2012-08-07 10:29 from n$eY - click to readWhen you buy the phone for 750 dollars and sell it back after 2 months for 300 dollars that means that Iphone doesn't keep its value for a long period of time either!

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  • 2012-08-07 10:35
  • 33Zq

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-07 10:27 from mqqH - click to readIf Samsung has customers at heart then why don't they do the same as Apple?

Apple offer free 12 month worldwide warranty. Any fault covered by warranty with an iPhone and you can take your iPhone to ANY Apple Store in the world and get it exchanged for a new one. All in the first 12 months.

Amazing service. Any other phone company offer any better?

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  • 2012-08-07 10:33
  • n$eY

> In reply to Nicolas82 @ 2012-08-07 10:20 from 33Zq - click to readNo you don't understand.

We know the Galaxy S3 is a good phone. But it's long term value cannot touch an iPhone.

The phone has been out in the UK for two months and it is already available from networks for cheaper than when it launched.

Samsung would love to keep the price high but the market and the networks don't believe the phone holds value for long which is why it's cheaper. Samsung have such a high product portfolio that this also causes their product market value to diminish quickly.

Apple is far different. It's an aspirational brand. One of the most powerful brands in the world. Small product portfolio. Long product life cycles. And marketed to perfection.

You can't argue. When you have 77% of the profit all to yourself then you must have one exceptionally well marketed product.

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  • 2012-08-07 10:29
  • n$eY

this isnt anything to do with apple selling good phones it just highlights how much Apple take the P**S out of ios users because they are so greedy! disgusting is an understatement. Samsung sold twice as many devices yet didnt make no where near the same profit that because they brong top end technology to customers for a value for money price.. to some it up Apple=Bank balance at heart other smartphone manufacturers=customers at heart

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  • 2012-08-07 10:27
  • mqqH

The whole reason these companies are here is to make money.

You think Samsung, HTC or Apple are your actual FRIENDS?? No they're not. They want your money.

Remember that Apple devices hold their value for far longer than any device.

Also, last time I checked the launch price of the Galaxy S3 was the same price as the iPhone 4S launch price in the UK

But there's nothing you can do folks. The facts are out and Apple is making far, far, far more money selling smartphones than your favourite company. Read it again. Accept it.

77% of the profits. Wow!!

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  • 2012-08-07 10:20
  • n$eY

This really shows how apple is ripping off the costumers! A new Galaxy S3 costs in my country 560$ whereas an iphone 4s still costs 750$ although it is so yesterday!

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  • 2012-08-07 10:20
  • 33Zq

Apple will not devalue their product & command a third of the RRP which is great business practice but keeps the price too high to compete. Now the iPhone isn't as special as it once was & with the development of the smart phone range through different brands, I think Samsung will be the future. Apple have even just lost YouTube from their ISO 6 due to licensing issues. Consumers demand more, not less!

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  • 2012-08-07 10:18
  • Tk0s

When you guys say Apple is charging "extra" what do you mean by that???/ Cause last time i checked all the flagship phones come out around the same price the only deference is that Apple retain there value a lot longer which is really on based on the market.

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  • 2012-08-07 10:11
  • DVqg

Yuuup(comment below) apparently got himself into hot water for merely making a point.But come to think of it,Apple surely has got tonnes of dosh.Now if there already exists something like 'The Apple Foundation', gladly welcome ignorant me to the planet.But,surely, from a humanitarian standpoint,they need to give back to society!It is pointless for a company to sit on billions while a child somewhere sleeps hungry.

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  • 2012-08-07 10:05
  • M$Fq

apple product r grabing our money....!!!!tooo much profit!!! on their products!!!!

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  • 2012-08-07 10:03
  • U{Fq

what goes up, will eventually go down...:D

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  • 2012-08-07 09:57
  • StND

This only shows how greedy Apple is and how over priced their average products really are. IOS is always playing catch up to Android. The 6% speaks more volume

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  • 2012-08-07 09:56
  • S35r

> In reply to Nol @ 2012-08-07 09:27 from tu6B - click to readtoo many bad decision for nokia...hope they get out of the mud before its too late...

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  • 2012-08-07 09:56
  • A5w1

Well, it's obvious that Apple's products are overpriced. It's a great phone, but it's simply overpriced.

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  • 2012-08-07 09:55
  • BgdX

when u overprice ur hardware prone to make more money than others.

sadly there is people that buy due design not because of the hardware.

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  • 2012-08-07 09:52
  • PvYx

Yea of course apple get very big profit make something worth 200$ add the apple logo
and sell it for 599 and there you go 399$ profit is in your hand

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  • 2012-08-07 09:48
  • y$hY

apple will be earning my money once iphone 5 released. sorry my GN, you were a good "heater".

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  • 2012-08-07 09:48
  • YbM6

Not from me :-)

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  • 2012-08-07 09:48
  • SgJE

Apple do sell good phones. They do have one of the best looking phones but it simply isnt worth the pricetag. Something needs to be done because they've made a ridiculous amount of profit and this isnt being passed on to the consumer . They need to start selling handsets a bit cheaper before I get conned into buying one.

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  • 2012-08-07 09:46
  • 39D@

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