The most notable change is the fact that Apple’s operating profit share dropped expectedly in Q3 2012 to 60%, but as the company launched the iPhone 5 late in the quarter, we expect this to improve slightly in Q4.
Samsung on the other hand grew tremendously with strong sales of its Galaxy smartphone series and grabbed 39% of the market’s profits. HTC got approximately 1%.
Interestingly, Dediu claims no other companies were profitable, but we do know that LG was one company that reported a very tiny profit, but still profit. It might be a fraction of the percentage but it’s still there. Still, Apple and Samsung’s grip on profits seems to be increasing.
Samsung continues to grab more and more of the mobile industry's profits.