come on, 200 millions iphones = 10 of other big companies sales beside scamsung
ifedith, 04 Apr 2016First off, i'm not an isheep, but like seriously, what has Samsung innovated despite spending ... moreMuch of what is spent on r and d is on incremental desing and engineering of hardware and software. Making the phone slimmer, lighter, stronger. New hardware architecture and component placement and circuit design to better dissapate heat.
Oh wow type innovation really doesnt come along that often. Given the issues Apple has been having with ios i dont see samsung owners complaining about too much r and d spending.
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2016And at least one who thinks iOS and Android are the only smartphone OSes currently availableWindows 10 mobile is still not even "beta-ready"!
Today Samsung makes far better designed phones than Apple, and tablets with Windows 10 are far better than tablets with iOS! Apple is the next "Nokia", biggest today but gone tomorrow!
A couple other things to consider are the market conditions and the overall economy across the globe.
There is a lot of smartphone market saturation in many countries and that wasnt the case a couple years ago where new phones were snapped up by people who had feature phones. Also you now have many other chinese phone makers who now have phones that are of equal or near quality and performance for abour 1/2 the price.
Apple has gambled with the c and SE to get a piece of the midrange phone space and that hasnt worked out so well.
With fewer customers using feature phones and economies not doing so well I believe people are more cautious about when and how much money they spend on a smartphone. I think people are increasingly looking for value and quality and both these hurt Apple because of all the serious bugs as well as the huge profit margins Apple gets on each phone.
Both of these have received a lot of press and the FBI getting that 3rd party company to hack the iphone hurt Apple in the eyes of those who believed ios was unhackable.
It my opinion we are starting to see the commoditization of smartphones and the consumer will increasingly be price sensitive which will further hurt Apple.
yeehaaa999, 04 Apr 2016the best iphone they made in my opinion it went downhill after the 4s no real improvments since thenFrom a purely hardware tech perspective the iphone has improved a lot since the 4s.
However i agree with your statement because the engeneering and design issues， manufacturing quality issues and most importantly crippling ios bug issues have been really bad since after the 4s.
This is just to get you to sell your shares and apple will snap them up cheaply so when they go through the roof later on with china, india and also the samsung copying i7 sales , it will be them with all the proffit you would have had + all the billions of profit the greedy animals already had and weren't satisfied with ,insult me later on this year if this is not spot on.
Remember the deliberate release of new in box scratched iphones before china..wake up.
Typhoon, 04 Apr 2016Another iPhone article full of comments from Android users obsessed with Apple.. And at least one who thinks iOS and Android are the only smartphone OSes currently available
Duel, 04 Apr 2016According to samsung note to their shareholders they are going to have another bad year this y... moreIf small Chinese OEMs are affecting Samsung, they must be giving Apple a more difficult time 'cause pricing among other thingsperiod
Hard to expand their market really. The premium market is more or less saturated and they won't be attracting lower price markets as China will dominate that. They had a real good run. Until new market for new product is created, all the high end OEMs will face this difficulty.
Software is one of the main things that drives the sales of hardware. Said hardware being the likes of smart-phones, tablets, PCs and the like. Without software that actually makes good use of certain types of hardware, be that new, improved or just faster, what justifies someone to invest a large portion of cash just to post an email two seconds faster, play Clash of Clans a little smoother, or have a screen five percent larger or smaller than their previous device ?.
What is the point when their current device does pretty much what the new replacement device will do (with subtle differences) ?. I think people are finally seeing sense.
Usually its not in human nature to feel happy about sad news, but most people want to see you fall badly because of that f...ing self-confidence you apple boys have. What makes you feel so special? You ban medias for spreading true news about "bendgate", you delete your blurry pics and block and ignore people who laughed at your pic. You don't deserve people's trust.
The reason behind this is they are refreshing the same products year after year wheres samsung has risen up with its edge series
Ohhh well Apple.
Back to the drawing boards.
The Apple watch is selling well though. But seriously your only strategy is rip people off.
It worked surprisingly for the last 40 years though. I like iphones but a phone isn't worth 700+ dollars. I do admire apple's ability to gather an army of ifans who will no doubt laugh at my comment and go buy an iphone just to prove me wrong. Hope my comment opens some eyes or a least entertain someone.