Wall Street analyst: Apple has Samsung on the ropes like never before


The battle of being the biggest player on the mobile market is a two-horse race: Samsung and Apple have been trying to outdo each other for years, but over the last several months, it seems that the balance of power has shifted quite noticeably in favor of the latter.

In a research note distributed on Thursday, Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White states that "Apple has Samsung on the ropes like never before in recent memory". If we take all the recent facts and events under consideration, White's claim does seem logical.

The Galaxy Note 7 disaster and the arrest of Samsung's heir apparent Jay Y. Lee have dealt a huge blow to the company's reputation. Although strong demand for displays and memory chips ensured good profits for Q4 2016, the South Korean manufacturer had to postpone the unveiling of its upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship in order to ensure that there won't be any safety issues.

Meanwhile, Apple managed to sell a record 78.3 million handsets during the same period, which signalizes that the company is very much on the rise. Cupertino is also the current leader in Fortune’s top 50 most admired companies, while Samsung didn't even make the cut. Brian White adds that speculations around the upcoming iPhone 8 have managed to spur great interest from consumers, which is a definite boost to Apple's stock value.

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116 Comments

1. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Ha ha ha omfg. The Apple propaganda machine iphonearena keep going......apple peek was as ever in the start of the year, right after Christmas sales.....omfg it is amazing you keep saying they are growing when in fact year over year they are going backwards.....amazing. But I guess you guys went in the same school as trump, creating alternate facts....

7. Unordinary unregistered

yamad?

49. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well he should be, I mean all this Apple propaganda based on BS is very irritating. I mean first they use some wall street shill's quote as gospel because, you know, he isn't motivated by his stock portfolio at all. Then they point to the BS about Apple making a record number of iPhone sales as further evidence even though that isn't true. The 14 weeks of sales when adjusted for the standard 13 week quarter "signalizes" a decline in sales, which is also a first for Apple in a decade. Finally, they put the cherry on this turd sandwich by mentioning the iPhone 8 which is now being seen as a meh by most people other than the hardcore believers. http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-apple-iphone-idUKKBN1620FP

68. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

72. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Apple seems to be doing way better than Samsung these days. You may not admit it but it is the truth. accusing iPhoneArena of some type of biases towards apple is crazy when the truth is as clear as day.

114. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

They have ONE peek and that's it.....and yes iphonearena are completely biased beyond anything. They are the ones who always comes up with the most pathetic excuses when Apple does some crap( and they do alot of that)

17. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 191; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

Well written article from PA, Apple indeed put Samsung to shame, and all the Sam turd fanboy continue to deny with alternate fact. but the truth will remain truth, Samsung is well known for being cheap, plasticky, wannabe in the past, and now people reject Samsung because of explosive battery. Samsung copied Nokia to gain fame in history, now Samsung copied Apple to gain fame, hurt but truth!

18. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

LOL you are still with her

23. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 191; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

That's because she's my President, whether you like it or not. www.hillarybeattrump.org

26. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

yup she is your president in your alternate safe space

65. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

when will PA fix this nested comment problem :-/

27. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

yup Hillary do beat trump in popular vote that i can wholly agree. but she still lost the election. because one state can't decide the whole election

64. lyndon420

Posts: 6725; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

There's no way Hillary got the popular vote legally if at all. Don't let the left-wing media cloud your judgement.

88. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

And the guy that urged his supporters to go and vote twice got all votes legit? Talk about hypocrisy.

93. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, she did. In fact, the only proven, verifiable voter fraud was Trump voters.

103. TerryTerius unregistered

It is legitimately weird to me that so many people parrot everything Trump says like it's gospel truth. As much as I liked President Obama, I certainly disagreed with some of his policies and kept a balanced view. But some of these people legitimately believe every single word Trump says. They don't even realize that is an absolutely terrible idea by any measure, for any president.

34. yann

Posts: 613; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Wake up! She will never be a President. She is Jabba the Hutt. And she did not deserve to be, just because she was first lady. Admit it - without her husband been elected for President, she wouldn't had any chance to go there. And she broke the law with her e-mails. It doesn't matter who spread the information, but who did embarrassing acts. Who bring the news in CNN, MSNBC? Do you care? And you do not understand anything from phones and brands. Belive in Apple... People like you do not deserve even to mention the name NOKIA.

47. sissy246

Posts: 7066; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO No she not your president LOL she LOST

59. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha

107. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Haha then you also deny the alternate fact ..

112. Cicero

Posts: 1115; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

This is how democracy work in US. Everyone have their prrsident. But who will represent US and make decisions for the day by day living?

113. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

The sentiment of the dying gadget blog era. You know it's over when they stop banning the obvious trolls.

55. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Personally I really have to question why there is such a burning need to throw insults, I could take comments on both sides far more serious if they often didn't consist of at least 75% insults against the other side

76. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

"...Apple indeed put Samsung to shame..." No, Samsung put Samsung to shame because of the battery fiasco. Apple had nothing to do with that. The Note 7 was a phenomenal phone minus the battery issues. That's it.

78. Blessed777

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 23, 2017

73. Blessed777 posted on 3 days ago, 09:26 +1 I been an iPhone user for years, but I see apple doesn't upgrade the iPhone for years I mean dising so I think after the mayor update that is coming this year I think is going to take many more years to see a mayor upgrade again I wish I be wrong but is what I experienced you don't notice the real difence until you get a galaxy in your hands, I'm tired to see apple trying to sale me an iPhone just when I need more memory so I realized that apple doesn't care about me as customer and also Samsung pay works in most places than apple, so I'm thinking for long time to go Samsung my next smartphone

24. palmguy

Posts: 979; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Yeah what he said.:-D Apple is selling less but monetizing more (ex. Remove headphone jack - sell fans a Bluetooth, connector,.....). Cut cost, increase revenue, keep fans ignorant and bliss. I7 woooo a black phone! Once I listened to an Apple podcast (imore I think) just to know how they roll. They talked 20 min how magical a black color phone was. 20 minutes on a color. Never again.

39. madi1978

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

f**k off hater...this real dimination for apple...samsung is full of corruption and disasters

44. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Every large corporate companies are corrupt .

110. vikingsfootball09

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

as if apple is not corrupt LOL apple is currupt to the consumer while samsung is currupt within its own business...

63. lyndon420

Posts: 6725; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It is odd that's for sure. PA put out a few articles not long ago saying that iPhone sales had slumped lower and lower over the last few years and then BOOM record sales numbers - best ever lol.

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