Apple reclaimed top smartphone maker title in Q4, but Samsung still finished ahead for 2011
0. phoneArena 27 Jan 2012, 04:38 posted on
The iPhone's last stellar quarter, brought it the highest ever for Apple 8.3% market share from all phones sold in Q4, although for the full year Cupertino holds 6% of the world's cell phone market, behind Nokia, Samsung, LG, and ZTE...
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1. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Apple is a top phone vendor and Samsung is a top phone maker.
10. SleepingOz (unregistered)
WTF?! Use your brain next time you comment!
13. -box- (Posts: 3821; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Actually that makes sense
Apple doesn't make anything they sell (other than software, since they're a software company). All their physical products are made by a third-party company or companies, who then stick the apple logo and software on an otherwise ordinary unexciting piece of electronics. Apple then ships it, tacks on $500 or more to the actual manufacturing price, and makes a profit. Hence, they are a vendor, and, based on profit margins, a "top" one.
Samsung actually makes their own phones, hence is a phone maker. They also make their own chipsets, memory, and other consumer electronics. Based on market penetration and volume, they are definitely a "top" maker
14. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Does Samsung only produce phones? So what do they do with the phones they produced? Aren't they suppose to sell them, thus making them the top VENDOR as seen in the article above. This study isn't based on profit but units sold!
You too should make a better use of your brain next time you comment.
2. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 124; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
Apple knows how to fool while Samsung knows how to make better devices!
3. rf1975 (Posts: 247; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Correction. Apple knows how to make business and Samsung knows how to make funny TV add.
4. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Correction. Apple knows to exploit human weaknesses. Samsung knows to please their customers with top technology phones
7. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
Correction. Apple knows how to introduce revolutionary devices, while Samsung knows how to copy :)
9. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Correction. Apple makes apples and Samsung makes washing machines
11. SleepingOz (unregistered)
I wonder what's so revolutionary about apple's products.. 9" ipod touch? Woah magical..
12. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Nice to see you back under another name
5. shelley.bevacqua (Posts: 76; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)
Gotta love Samsung. I do. The Galaxy Nexus is such a fine piece of art.
6. remixfa (Posts: 13935; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
go sammy go.
I dont understand the connotation in the article though. The vast majority of Samsung's smartphone sales come from the SGS1 and SGS2. There are 3 iphones on sale now, the 3gs, 4 and 4s which all span that free-middle-high playing field.
8. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@remix. Are you saying that you still haven't read that article that the ip4s is pretty much responsible for majority of iphone sales? That's odd. You're on every Apple article, yet you act like you don't know :)
15. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)
I actually glad that phone makers will now have one phone. I mean Sheesh you by a phone today and tmw they release the better one.
At least one benefit of iPhone was you had the "latest" tech for 1 year until the next best thing. I really hope developers start focusing on quality rather than quantity.