Apple iPhone X contributed 35% of the smartphone industry's global Q4 profits

Apple iPhone X contributed 35% of the smartphone industry's global Q4 profits
According to data from Counterpoint Research that was shared on cable business channel CNBC, Apple bucked the trend by reporting a 1% gain in calendar fourth quarter profits from global smartphones sales, year-over-year. The entire industry reported a 1% decline for the same time period. And the one handset that was responsible for the majority of industry profits during the period was the Apple iPhone X.

The tenth-anniversary iPhone, priced at $999 and up, accounted for 35% of smartphone profits even though the phone was available for only two months of the calendar fourth quarter (November and December, of course). The phone also accounted for 21% of global smartphone revenue for the three month period. During the fourth quarter, the iPhone X had five times the profits produced by 600 Android smartphone manufacturers.

Chinese manufacturers scored a $1.3 billion profit in Q4 as these companies started churning out mid-to high-end handsets, which have raised these companies' average selling prices. Globally, handset makers were hurt by a ever-stretching upgrade cycle. Even though Apple is affected by this, the company was still responsible for 86% of all smartphone profits from October through December.

via CNBC

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2255; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

No surprise here...Apple is still on a mission

11. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

All you haters, All you trolls, close your eyes and pitching me rolling....duses I'm out! - Apple

34. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

*picture. Picture me rolling. -twelvePac

36. Allday28

Posts: 340; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

That’d be flossycarter from YouTube. Lol

53. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

This article if true just shows how many low IQ people exist on this planet that enjoys having their wallets raped by Apple. They probably enjoy bdsm too

2. Godlymansean

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Still not sure if I want to buy it, 7+ has been fine for me.

3. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

is what has to sell s**t at the price of gold, has much merit Apple

17. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

You’re shook and butthurt, go get the butthurt cream at Amazon, I’ve heard that android trolls get a special discount since you all are very loyal customers

21. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well, Android fans aren't used to getting buttraped like iFans so some might need said cream.

22. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Not at all, we are wealthy enough to afford iPhones, iPads, watches, MacBooks, and more, and we don’t feel raped at all by apple, you’re the ones complaining about the money that apple charges us for our beloved products, seems more like you’re the butthurt cause you don’t want (can’t afford) an apple product and hate the fact that many can buy and love them, so go to amazon and check the butthurt cream, it will heal your area and make you feel better < 333

39. IT-Engineer

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Not at all lad. I change my phone every 6 months, and each phone I buy costs between 500 - 900$. I can easily afford a 1100$ iPhone x or Galaxy S9. The only reason I choose not to is because I think Apple products should cost half the price compare to what they offer. Currently I am running Mate 10 Pro, and waiting to see if I should buy the oneplus 6 or the Galaxy S9 and flash it with AOSP Project Treble.

47. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

So you think those phones are better for the same basic reasons such as qhd resolution, the 286% screen to body ratio, fast charging and blah blah blah, but then the user experience in general doesn’t matter, things like firmware updates for 5 years, customer service, the exclusivity by developers, accessories, and more should be free and then the phone price should be reduced to its components, it just kills me how basic is the reasoning of android fans, I have learned in the past to appreciate other things besides specs, I’ve used many OS and brands and I get to appreciate more the user experience than a 10” display with 8K resolution because it doesn’t add anything to my experience, I hated being treated like a second class citizen by developers, cause that’s what you get on android, I’ll never go back unless all of the user experience is extremely overhauled in android, it’s like when you go to a 5 stars hotel, you’d never want to go back to a lower class one

48. IT-Engineer

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I never mentioned specs, not once. Anyways all the things that apple is adding has been available on android for years, but apple overhypes it and charges tons of money for it. About the user experience, Android since lollipop has had a good, easy learning curve and offers better user experience when using widgets. Tell me you're not bored of the same icon grid since 2007. Software updates, hmm i give you that. Unfortunately not all Android OEM'es update frequently, but apple is not better. Your phone gets slowed down after a year or so, and after 2 years you still get updates but missing many functionality, aint that the truth? It is a way to force you to buy a new phone. So no Apple is better than Samsung and others, but google is better when it comes to updating Nexus and Pixel phones without removing functionality or slowing phones down.

49. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Apple has fixed the slowing down issue with the newest updates, just look on YouTube comparisons between the iPhone X and the 6S with iOS 11.4, the 6S sometimes is faster or equal in speed, you’re right about customization, iOS is very restrictive but I love the design and smoothness in general, I already had enough of customization when I used Symbian, Maemo and android, while it is fun sometimes I already passed through that babysitting phase and I’m looking forward for a premium user experience, even though android is a mainstream OS, it doesn’t get the love of developers, I hated being treated like a second class citizen, that never happens on iOS, just look at the bunch of games that iOS is getting exclusively, and when they are available for other systems, there many downgrades that make the experience very poor, I just can’t go back to live that experience again cause I know I’ll jump back to iOS, the moment android can offer a similar experience to iOS, that will be the moment when they gain the premium market for themselves and apple will be doomed, but sadly I don’t see that becoming a reality in the future, actually every year is getting worse and apple is more than safe in the premium market

51. IT-Engineer

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I do not agree with you regarding being second class citizen, most of major games get released at the same time and the quality of the apps is the same If they come from the same developer. Although if you feel like being treated as second class citizen regarding some games and apps then all I can do is respect your opinion. But as for me, an architect and a former developer I prefere Android since it is easier to develope, test and side load my own apps.

52. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I don’t know if you have ever used an iPhone or iPad while using devices form other oems, I have done it and I can say properly that the quality of the apps on iOS is superb compared to android, Windows and other competitors, you can look on YouTube games like modern combat versus, injustice 2, mortal combat x, real racing 3, etc, the graphics, quality and experience overall is superior on iOS, and I’m not even mentioning that many AAA games come for iOS and there’s no idea if they will ever be available for android or when will that happen, I’m really picky on the games quality, I can’t stand the mediocre user experience that android offers in gaming, which is not android’s fault itself but developers don’t put much effort on their apps for android, look at professional gamers at esports tournaments, they use iPads and iPhones because is the best platform for gaming, apple doesn’t even sponsor them and is very distant with them, nevertheless they all chose to use iOS despite some android oems trying to gain that market also

50. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Tell me you're not bored of the same icon grid since 2007. " I have used same icon grid since first Windows came, still not bored because it works. Most of times i open different apps so why would i waste the space with somthing else?

23. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2255; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple makes great phones. That's the bottom line.

24. RevolutionA

Posts: 399; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Not just great. The phone is a piece of marvel and sign of future. All other companies need to learn from them. Yeah, they can just learn, copy, but can't implement anything

27. iushnt

Posts: 3126; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

No need to exaggerate. They make great products, like how Samsung make great products, end of story.

31. Phullofphil

Posts: 1823; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

The only reason Samsung is where they are today it’s because he copied the iPhone with their S one. Besides the smaller percentage loyal customers they are only successful now because they have a cheaper alternative then the iPhone. Whatever you want to call it Apple has made loyal customers in their products and yeah you can say that they may not be the most high-tech but they are the most well-rounded highly thought out phone company out there

40. IT-Engineer

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Lol, you 2 like to jerk each other off.

4. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015


5. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Years of hard work pays off big time

6. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Samsung and two other companies are laughing now ...

12. ijuanp03

Posts: 616; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Isheeps are proud that Apple is taking all their money?! Proud that you made Apple richer eh?!

15. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

They deserve that by making amazing products year after year which makes their users very happy. I don't see a problem with Apple taking my money If they keep making these great devices. All their money? Get a job boy!

42. Marcwand3l

Posts: 446; Member since: May 08, 2017

>They deserve that

46. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"They don't deserve anything more than other manufactures that also make amazing products year after year." What amazig products? Why people then doesn't buy them? And of course they deserve it, they actually SELL tens of millions high end phones every single quarter, if you can do that you will make a lot of money.

16. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

As long as they keep making quality products with exceptional build quality, and updates their devices for many years, what’s the problem? It’s barely more expensive than Samsung or Google’s flagships. They are a company, and they are there to make money to make the company grow.

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