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60 cents out of each dollar in industry profit will soon go in Apple's pocket

0. phoneArena 04 Nov 2011, 13:27 posted on

An interesting chart on the All Things D site shows what percentage of the cell phone industry's profits belong to each manufacturer on a quarter by quarter basis; currently more than half of the profits end up lining the pockets belonging to Apple...

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posted on 04 Nov 2011, 21:46

57. donato (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Nov 2010)

You guys dont read the article do you. Its Projected apple with make 60% of all profits. who is even close to that. all those android companys and not even one is close. come on bro they are a joke

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 22:28

59. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Taco50 must be THE BIGGEST MORON EVER. All he cares bout is IPHONE SALES and how good Apple products is. He dont realize Apple will block anything thats Android releated or any company that threatens Apple. They will sue and block them from doing a sale including some stores. This isnt fair to other companies trying to make a profit or competing. All Apple care bout is being #1

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 02:08 1

60. joker2wild (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

You know I am new person to these forums, but not the industry. You can go back and forth on the major players (ie. Apple, Android.) But they both have their problems. As a tech support person myself, I see all phones on a constant basis. I am shocked to say that lately I have seen a great deal of Apple products returned for the reason that 1) ppl did not know what they were getting, which goes to the comment eariler that Apple is definately marketing well, but ppl still don't know what they are getting into with it. 2) It was recommended by a family member who has an Apple product and "swears by it". And Android with trying to satisfy everyone with "a phone for anyone, high- end, to low-end. I see alot of epic fail with this approach. I own both apple (since day one '07) and android ( since the OG G1 '09). I am not a "fanboy" of either platform, just tools to get the job done, and since the job pays for both, guess i am going to keep both. Just don't understand the constant bashing from one to another. The way you guys act, reminds of "Team Jacob"' or "Team Edward" from Twilight my niece was ranting about a year ago...lol

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 13:31

65. donato (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Nov 2010)

Arguining is part of the fun, especially when there is definitive proof that one is better then the other. If you don't like it, then dont read it.

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 03:01

62. Scuba_Steve (Posts: 79; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)

Sadly I read this comment after posting mine but I agree on all of it!

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 04:29 1

63. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

50% of all apple products are filtered back to the smartphone community since so many big names get a piece of Apple's pie for various patent infringement settlements. I bet MS and Nokia are happy to see Apple's profits so high.. lolol.
If Moto takes a settlement with apple, expect their profits to go higher. lol I wonder how much Apple ACTUALLY makes per phone after they pay off all the people they ripped off a long the way.

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 11:34

64. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

This ins't actually counting all the money google brings in thru android, which is why they bought it anyway,

But it also points to way to much power in the hands of apple, and the carriers will reign them in soon enough.

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 19:48

67. thekai12 (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

and they don't even mention htc

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