Apple and Samsung to grab 90% of 2012 mobile profits

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



1. baaam

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

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

2. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered


3. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Not likely thanks to the greedy Apple lawyers.

4. manuell3g

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

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

5. Striker

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 06, 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.

7. SleepingOz unregistered

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

9. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

6. donald151992

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

Go iphone5!!!

8. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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

10. Mr.Best

Posts: 79; Member since: Jan 17, 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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