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iPhone Accounts for Nearly 90% of Smartphone Industry Profits in Fourth Quarter

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 iPhone Accounts for Nearly 90% of Smartphone Industry Profits in Fourth Quarter

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According to a latest report from market research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple iOS captured a record-high 88.7% global smartphone profit share in Q4, 2014, up from 70.5% in Q4 2013.

On the other hand, Android took a record-low 11.3% profit share, down from 29.5% in the same quarter in 2013.

In terms of dollars, Apple's Q4, 2014 smartphone operating profits stood at $18.8 billion, up from $11.4 billion in Q4, 2013, while Android manufacturers had operating profits of just $2.4 billion, down from $4.8 billion in the same quarter the previous year.

"Apple’s strategy of premium products and lean logistics is proving hugely profitable," the research firm said, adding that "Android’s weak profitability for its hardware partners will worry Google."

Overall, global smartphone operating profit stood at $21.2 billion in Q4 2014, up 31% from $16.2 billion in Q4 2013.

 

Opinion:

Awfisch

Many people see this as a bad thing because it shows Apple charges absurd amounts for their phones. While they may be expensive, I think it's a good sign. It shows that people actually want to buy iPhones. Other manufacturers are making little to no profits because they have to lower their prices so much in order to get people to buy their phones. Some companies are selling their phones at a loss just to clear inventory. 

 

Follow: Apple, Iphone, Mobiles
Published by Owee , 27.02.2015 at 22:53
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Vanilla
Vanilla 27 February 15 23:19 Hmm sounds like its time to reduce profit levels so they can actually sell at reasonable prices. Maybe they can take more of the market while still making just as much if they actually sold a phone that was cheaper than $450 off contract. Text hided expand
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Mark 27 February 15 23:40 One has to wonder how long the multitude of Android vendors can last in the long term with near zero profits and losses. Sony is already considering exiting the market. Apple is absolutely crushing the industry. They really need to back to the drawing board and figure out what they're doing wrong. Text hided expand
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