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Samsung and Apple rake in 99% of mobile profits

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Samsung and Apple rake in 99% of mobile profits
A few days ago, we learned that Apple and Samsung are by far the dominant forces in the smartphone market, and it's no surprise that Apple is a profit machine, but the numbers for just how dominant are a bit staggering. In the estimates, it was predicted that the two companies would combine for 90% of profits, but that may not even be high enough. 

Samsung and Apple rake in 99  of mobile profits
According to the numbers from asymco, Apple took in 73% of operating profits, while Samsung made 26%, which means the two combined were responsible for 99% of profits in Q1 of this year. However, we must point out that asymco only tracks handset makers that report mobile phone divisional performance, and never makes it fully clear what companies are included. Given the size of the company, we find it hard to believe that ZTE wouldn't even be mentioned in the report, and Huawei is also not mentioned. 

Samsung and Apple rake in 99  of mobile profits
Possibly even more impressive is just how quickly the smartphone market has grown, and specifically Apple's profit within that market. Just two years ago in Q1, total profits from the 8 vendors listed in asymco's data was just $5.3 billion, and in Q1 this year, the profits generated were $14.4 billion. And, Apple made up about $10.5 billion of that number. That's some impressive growth. 

Still, this doesn't really help assuage the fears that we have about Apple and Samsung being the dominant forces in the mobile world. 

source: asymco via BGR

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posted on 03 May 2012, 20:28 3

1. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


With that kind of dough I know iPhone will stay at the top of the food chain for a while. Apple has the money to invest and make sure it's so.

posted on 03 May 2012, 20:32 7

2. remixfa (Posts: 14061; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


stay on top of the profit chain. i dont know what other "food chain" you are talking about since they are losing market share more often than not.

sky high profits mean your just paying too much.

posted on 03 May 2012, 20:38 2

3. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I told you when I want pizza I'll give you a ring.

posted on 03 May 2012, 20:48 8

6. remixfa (Posts: 14061; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


your jokes are so lame. lol. whats it like to never have a job and to live off your parents money?

Considering I've worked in the Cell industry for gawd.. about 5 years, your a bit late with the pizza jokes. Besides, why would I be embarrassed of running a business? Have you ever run a million dollar business? I have.
I'd only be embarrassed if i lived at home and spent all day trolling on websites doing all I could to get negative marks on my posts.. which you admit you do on purpose because you think it makes you "famous" or "important" on the website. Sad sad little troll.

posted on 03 May 2012, 20:59 3

8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I didn't know delivering pizza was "running a million dollar business".

Hahahha I'm crying laughing

posted on 03 May 2012, 21:14 5

10. remixfa (Posts: 14061; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


again, because you live at home. Maybe you should go look up the businesses to get into to become a millionaire.
Really taco, you are so clueless its funny... really funny. We passed "its sad" a while back..

posted on 03 May 2012, 21:03 1

9. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


cant you just pick it up from the oven? you don't have to call a pizza guy when you do delivery in another store... just saying

posted on 03 May 2012, 20:39

4. Alantef (Posts: 287; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


booo ya!

posted on 03 May 2012, 20:45 2

5. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Btw I guess I should buy my phones from a company that's losing money so I know I'm not overpaying huh.

posted on 03 May 2012, 20:51 5

7. remixfa (Posts: 14061; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


a little logic taco.

why do YOU care how much a company makes or loses? If your not getting a good VALUE for your dollar, you are spending too much, regardless of the company. Its not like if Apple does good you do good, or if Tmobile does bad it hurts you. Tmobile's bad quarters made it take the chance on droping their pricing lower than everyone else while maintaining the largest 4G network in the USA as well as it being nearly the fastest.
Only a fool thinks that paying more automatically makes it better than something thats cheaper.

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:08

16. gp284 (Posts: 120; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


hey im going back to your market share thing at the top but can you use that argument? there are only 5 or 6 iterations of the iphone, and yet they still have a huge market share, compared to the huge amount of of androids that are out there.

posted on 03 May 2012, 21:14 3

11. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Funny that picture only shows apple hmm Samsung no where in sight oh it's iPA lol.

posted on 04 May 2012, 19:25 2

17. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


the Note was invited but was too big for the picture

posted on 03 May 2012, 23:20

12. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Nice to see HTC with 1%! Seriously though, this is a cutthroat business if only three smartphone manufacturers out of however many there are can turn a profit.

posted on 04 May 2012, 00:14 1

13. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


Good job Apple and Samsung! It's good that these companies are neck and neck so they both put out products to try and overtake each other. It's a win for us.

posted on 06 May 2012, 13:07

18. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Actually it is not neck and neck, but more likely Apple's butt through Samsung's binoculars. :)

posted on 04 May 2012, 01:41

14. Dandy (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 May 2012)


no,company always win not us. coz everytime they release a new product.they temp the buyer to buy it becoz it is much improve than the other device. So every time you buy a new phone becoz you know that that is the fastest device then after a months they have much faster device then after half a year your device is paste out. hahah.

posted on 04 May 2012, 02:58 1

15. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Apple 'the king of marketing' as usual.
Shocking no. for Android players....... :-(

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