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Apple and Samsung to grab 90% of 2012 mobile profits

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Apple and Samsung to grab 90% of 2012 mobile profits
Overall, it's widely assumed that smartphones will continue to surge and take over more and more of the market, but it seems we may need to reframe the argument of iOS vs Android to be simply Apple vs Samsung. After the huge numbers the two companies put together in 2011, analysts think that 2012 will be even bigger.

UBS analyst Maynard Um has looked at the numbers and found that smartphones are now accounting for 30% of the cell phone market, but more impressively, smartphones make up "over 75% of industry revenues." More specifically Um says that we really need to take a look at just Apple and Samsung because those giants "now account for over 55% of industry revenues and over 90% of total [profits before tax].”

This comes on the heels of huge fourth quarters for each company, and it looks like that success is going to continue this year, and given the excitement for the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III, that's not too hard to believe. 

source: BGR

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posted on 03 Feb 2012, 14:30 12

1. baaam (Posts: 61; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

Lets just hope that competition stay out of courts this year!!

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 14:37 8

2. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


posted on 03 Feb 2012, 16:09 8

3. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

Not likely thanks to the greedy Apple lawyers.

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 18:14 7

4. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

I have a strange feeling that this is the year samsung becomes king

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 18:21 4

5. Striker (Posts: 92; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)

U wrong:) This year, if everyhing goes according to the plan, iOS will rock their position as kings and we will witness the decline of Handroid for the sake of WP and especially Nokia.

posted on 04 Feb 2012, 01:10 2

7. SleepingOz (unregistered)

right, may be in your wildest dreams.. =]

posted on 04 Feb 2012, 06:34 1

9. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Striker you obviously have no experience in the mobile industry and see the awful wp sales on a daily basis

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 23:43 1

6. donald151992 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)

Go iphone5!!!

posted on 04 Feb 2012, 06:32 3

8. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

its funny because apple has done this through malevolent domination but samsung through innovation.

Its seems apples comeuppance is about to begin though as its now banned from selling iphones and ipads in germany


posted on 04 Feb 2012, 09:10 2

10. Mr.Best (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)

Apple finally has a challenger which is not the same old Apple vs Android but rather now it's Apple vs Samsung...about time somebody took it to them. Bring it Sammy!!

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