Thanks to the Note 7 recall, Apple scored virtually all of the phone industry's profits in Q3

After Samsung wrote off this and next quarter in terms of smartphone profits, due to the Note 7 recall fiasco, Apple is now the sole game in the industry when it comes to actually earning money from the production of its handsets. According to the calculations of BMO Capital Markets analyst Tim Long, Apple took virtually all of the smartphone industry's profits in Q3...
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101 Comments

74. meanestgenius

Posts: 21808; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're projecting, again.

78. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're assuming again.

80. meanestgenius

Posts: 21808; Member since: May 28, 2014

No need to assume what's already a proven fact.

81. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Typical bs meanest response. Don't pass Go and collect your troll tokens.

84. meanestgenius

Posts: 21808; Member since: May 28, 2014

Typical mxy mimicking retort #5,013, because he's anally wounded since I constantly shut him down.

89. meanestgenius

Posts: 21808; Member since: May 28, 2014

See comment #84, and then eat your anally wounded breakfast: http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/1096011-butthurt

91. Mxyzptlk unregistered

93. meanestgenius

Posts: 21808; Member since: May 28, 2014

97. meanestgenius

Posts: 21808; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Knew you'd mimic me, hook, line, and sinker. Thanks for taking the bait, like I knew you would: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XZUoCpx8jag

99. Mxyzptlk unregistered

https://youtu.be/0oBx7Jg4m-o This is you in regards to blackberry.

101. meanestgenius

Posts: 21808; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is you in regards to our "back and forth" confrontations here. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=17ocaZb-bGg Pro tip: I'm bugs. You're daffy. And Elmer is Apple blasting your $#33p@$$ in the face. Lmao!

16. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

You are are broken record, but I do enjoy your whiny posts about how mean and greedy Apple is. Do you actually cry? Please let me know! LMAO!!

25. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I did. Tears of joy when i see a sucker buying an iPhone 6 for his girlfriend paying $400 over retail price while i made a profit selling my brand new set back to the retailer. People are so obsessed that they let their emotion overruled their common sense.

29. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"People are so obsessed that they let their emotion overruled their common sense." How ironic, coming from someone who cried in joy at someone else's decision and their wallet. It must be nice living such an "observational" lifestyle...

32. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am sure you are aware of people buying iPhone to sell. I know I should be feeling guilty but some how I am not. Sorry!! my bad! Have you ask yourself why this is even happening? Watch this video. It will reveal part of the answer.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmTSN4zWeQ0

35. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

A) I don't care what their reasons are......I have wireless headphones anyhow. B) In what galaxy does the OPINION (can't stress that enough) of some bald dude on YouTube sway the conviction of anyone? C) I'm sure you are aware of this, but to some people, money isn't an object of precaution. They can buy whatever they like with said funds.......stop playing frugal savant......it's disgusting.

45. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

This is the reality nothing you or i say can change it. Disgusting oh yeah!! Lol! :)

46. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

See my tears of joy :),,,

58. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

A) Just because you don't care, doesn't make it right B) He isn't trying to sway anything. He is entitled to his opinion. You can choose to agree or not. It doesn't make him right if you agree, doesn't make him wrong is you dont. As you said, its his opinion. It doesn't matter if he causes anyone to 2nd guess Apple or not. C) Just because you may have the money, doesn't mean it should be sent on things you should have to buy. In this case, lets use some common sense. Apple would make more money from 1st party dongles vs 3rd party. Would that be correct? So in this case, Apple did provide a free 3.5MM to Lightning port connector. Why why didn't they make one that has a port so you can plug in the power cable too? if Apple had made such a able and lets say charge 9.99 for it, that would make 100%of that money since its their cable vs a 3rd party like Belkin making git where Apple will get maybe 30% I dont totally agree with the guy, that the move was to create an extra money stream. The fact it, I do agree they droppe dit because they were to lazy to spend the money to buy a waterproofed headphone jack or to waterproof their own jack. Its cheaper to just get rid of it. So they gain money, bt nto having to buy the jack, and they gain more money by making folls go by adapters, which Apple gets paid royalties on. Is Apple smart? DING! YES they are. But they are not as smart, as how much the people who buy their poduts, are stupid. You guys are more stupid than they are smart, Why? BEcause even thougjh you may not liek the move they do, you still keep buyign it. If this were Samsung, she Samsung finds out what a bad move is the hard way. When they dropped the SDCARD slot from the S6 and Note 5, I am sure sales suffered. But hat wasnt the issue. The issue was, they removed the card, but on the Note 5, they idn't offer multiple storage capacities like the S6 had. So the Note 5, lost more sales vs the S which still gained sales. The Note 7 brings the storage back and it was flying off the shelves, something the Note 5 didn't do. I use wireless headphones too. But consider my scenario. In nice weather I am a cyclist. Most headphones that are wireless and fit in-ear, as I hate over-ear ones and I have to hear whats around me, they won't last a typical bike rie. I have wireless ones that will last about 5 hours. On a good day, my bike ride of the total ride will be 7 hours. Coming back always takes longer, usually because of fatigue. At this point any brand of wireless headphones will die. So as always, I also carry my wired headphones. if I had an iPhone 7, they would be useless, even though I paid $129.00 for my BOSE Sports, if I had an iPhone 7, they'd be almost useless, especially if I didn't bring the stupid adapter. You are ok with Apple forcing such, but not another brand. That's hypocritical!

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Beautiful! I love peopel who are willign to tell it liek it is. If Samsung had removed the headphone jack, I would 100% say it was a bad move. But at least the phone can be charged wirelessly an as long as they povided a adapter for free and a wireless charger, I could at leats have an inbox workaround. Apple did include an adapter, but not one that lets you chareg and listen at the same time. But they will still get paid for any adapter that si made. Then with the new Macbook, you have to go and buy a $25 cable inorder to attach the iPhoen 7 to the new Macbook. Why? What happened to the seamless integration fo Apple products. It was all and always have been nothing but smoke an mirrors. These 2-bit poor excuse for tech fans, who are nothing more than tech trolls, get shutdown every time. They are a bunch of common-sense lacking, no argument having, thoughtless, total-waste of space lame duck uneducated trolls.

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Funny how you call people out, when you do the same thing. I'm curious, in real life is yoru last name "hypocrite" or "bigot"? It has to be one of them. When I first saw your posts, I really use to enjoy reading them because they weren't fan boyish in nature. They were just spot on. Even when I did always agree, I still liked your posts because maybe I just like your humor or how you said your point. I mean I didn't always like what you said, but because it was right I would give you a thumbs up. After all, liking a post isn't about agreeing iwht it. Right is right, even if its not in my favor. But now, your posts are no different than Mxy, CNour, and others. You have now shown your true colors. You are the typical elitist, fanboy, hypocritical, self-righteous bastard just like all the rest of the iFans who come here. But I give you this. You are a consistent little hypocrite. at least you're not a hypocrite one say, and a person with common sense talking the next. You are a consistent open hypocrite and for that, you deserve some respects, even though you are repulsive fanboy. I respect you for being a consistent open hypocrite, no matter what. Good Job!

56. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Funny how you call people out, when you do the same thing. I'm curious, in real life is yoru last name "hypocrite" or "bigot"? It has to be one of them." #TRIGGERED "When I first saw your posts, I really use to enjoy reading them because they weren't fan boyish in nature. They were just spot on. Even when I did always agree, I still liked your posts because maybe I just like your humor or how you said your point." Thanks...... I guess. "But now, your posts are no different than Mxy, CNour, and others." Who the hell is CNour???? "You have now shown your true colors. You are the typical elitist, fanboy, hypocritical, self-righteous bastard just like all the rest of the iFans who come here." Dude, you told me to get struck by lightning not too long ago. Pot, meet my dearest friend, Kettle. "But I give you this. You are a consistent little hypocrite. at least you're not a hypocrite one say, and a person with common sense talking the next. You are a consistent open hypocrite and for that, you deserve some respects, even though you are repulsive fanboy." I see you've met Kettle once again my dear Pot.... "I respect you for being a consistent open hypocrite, no matter what. Good Job!" Sure....

30. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You'll run out of tears standing outside a Target store. Prices are cheaper at Walmart

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Nope! I order it online had it delivery to me within a week. I bought it with the intention to sell. iPhone 6 plus is the first 5.5 inch iPhone so the demand would definitely overwhelm the supply so I buy it on day one.

34. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Must be living the dream by now! Congrats!

36. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Thank you! :) BTW its not only me that think that apple user are easy to exploit. Remember those extra expensive accessories that apple user are force to pay. MFi certification if you watch the video above cost money. However, its still not proportion to the price compare to standard accessories. Example a standard 64gb flash drive cost $16 while a lighting flash drive cost $67 which is 4x more expensive. In an ideal world, a lighting flash should only cost $21 after paying off the Apple Tax but no... its cost $67 dollars. So what does the extra $46 represent, personally I think its represent the greed of the accessories manufacturer. If an average consumer are carrot to them, apple user must be Kobe beef!!!

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Hey I completely understand. I can get a quarter out of my pocket and go to the nearest bubble gum machine and get a cheap Android phone because that's how cheap they are.

59. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I agree. But remember, 3rd parties will charge more, because overall they expect to have less sales vs an option offered by a first party. So because of the lower sales, they will charge more to make as much as they can from whatever sale they get.
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