P, 17 Nov 2015The people who are happy for a company owning 94% of the profits of an entire industry are a r... moreyou should realised foxconn its NOT apple's factories.foxconn not only build gadget for apple,they are also make a phone for xiaomi,huawei,sharp etc. do you think why a xiaomi phone can be so a cheap?its because foxconn worker.why didnt you blaming xiaomi too for foxconn ultra mega low paid worker?!besides that the apple consumer didn't have problem with iphone price,and they didnt care about "tech magazine rank or whatever"then why would you fandroid became so frustrating?
P, 17 Nov 2015The people who are happy for a company owning 94% of the profits of an entire industry are a r... moreWho cares, cheap labour serves it's purpose, and those who decide to... uhm... to "end it" help the world in a small way, overpopulation is real. Their sacrifice helps those of us left behind :) I understand how incredibly insensitive this is of me, but it's true whether you like it or not.
Fanboy, 17 Nov 2015Congrads Apple for finding suckers who are willing to pay at least double the normal price fo... moreThis is very naive comment. It's like saying to all those people buying brand new top of the range Mercedes and paying twice as much than for example top of the range KIA. It's a matter of choice! On top of that, with Apple you know what you get. Amazing performance as software is made together with hardware to work seemlesly without the need for 100 of core, tons of RAM etc, the best app store on the market, amazing customer service, very good re-sale price etc. People like you are very naive. If someone got the money and want buy a Mercedes (Apple) then it is his choice. Some people will obviously go with the likes of KIA (Samsung etc) and this will be their choice as well! Grow up
Note5, 17 Nov 2015Lot better than Apple in early 2000.....I must say thatThe point of traveling back in time 15 years? Futile. but let's play along: Samsung has been around since 1938 current market cap? somewhere around $200 Billion Apple has been around since 1976 Market cap? about $750 Billion and quickly approaching $1 Trillion.
iPhone 8S Plus will cost $3000 and everyone will max out their credit cards just so they can try its new features like the iHello authentication, USB Type C, revolutionary wireless charging, amazing front-facing speakers, and fabulous 20mp camera. And it is twice as fast as the iPhone 8 Plus.
Higher margins allow Apple to secure their supply chain and open up stores in high traffic locations (Hong Kong, Shibuya, and upcoming Singapore, those places aren't cheap). I mean I'm sure if Apple wanted to, they can just buy all NAND chips supplies for the next year or so, leaving everybody else scrambling.
In turn, that's the risk of racing to the bottom for thin margins. You might be lucky to gain good market share, but you won't actually have enough money to do anything other than break even. Samsung can survive the war because they are super huge and have other businesses to pad on their accounting books. Meanwhile the likes of HTC is just gasping for air. I am curious if the likes of Xiaomi can maintain their current strategy moving forward.
samsung need to understand that their market share increase and peak happens after galaxy s3 and note 3 release but they dont understand that it will decrease dramatically because of note 5 and s6
because people who buy samsung phones like two main thing: removable battery and micro sd slot
i know many friend decide not to buy galaxy s4 after figure out that it doesnt have fm radio and then samsung decide to remove removable battery and micro sd slot alltogether
samsung will share the same future with htc and other firms they will survive but their future will be very dark
Congrads Apple for finding suckers who are willing to pay at least double the normal price for a phone, or any of your products!
The people who are happy for a company owning 94% of the profits of an entire industry are a really sad product of capitalism.
I have an imac, but truly dislike apple's phone because their cheap look and featureless OS, but i wouldn't mind them having 94% of the profits if they were to invest some for example in their ultra-low paid workers who basically commit s__cide (i have to blur that, because GSM likes to block factual defamatory comments) in massive numbers in their factories!
Pretty funny that a smartphone that never makes it to the top position in a smartphone top of any tech magazine out there, is the most successful. Goes to show that investing in Bieber taking a selfie with an iphone helps profits more than investing in technology.
Honest Realist, 17 Nov 2015Android Mentality makes as much sense as their UX lol -> Samsung article about CEO's and po... morethat's right.they blaming apple for owning 90 % smartphone profit. foxconn workers get small paid they're blaming apple too. developers make much more money at appstore compare than playstore,they blaming apple again.sony etc become more struggle in android because they choose xiaomi,they blaming apple again and bla bla .very funny for people that claimed they are smart.
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2015Have you seen how badly the the newer versions of IOS run on older Iphones ? soo u expecting 4 running smooth like 6s ? apple dont have to release new phone if it still works like that
To counter the impression that Samsung is a Casio like company offering tons a different devices looking like a bulk outfit then perhaps Samsung should develop a new brand which like Apple offers only very few devices.
Note5, 17 Nov 2015It is not as though Samsung NOT doing well. But which one extracts more pound for the flesh? I... moreDeclining sales? ESP in their premium segment? Constant head count reductions and salary cuts? Right sorry, they must be doing well!
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2015at least they can used that iphone for another 3 4 years and still got update ~ they dont have... moreHave you seen how badly the the newer versions of IOS run on older Iphones ?
Honest Realist, 17 Nov 2015I think it is good, that the company I back, does well. Logic doesn't get simpler than that.It is not as though Samsung NOT doing well. But which one extracts more pound for the flesh? I do not want to be feeder of monster...
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2015The only reason Apple has such a high profit margin is because their selling price is just cra... moreat least they can used that iphone for another 3 4 years and still got update ~ they dont have to buy new phone every 1/2 year just to get new update ~ lol