Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Jul 2013 12:47 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "StatCounter's latest Internet Wars Report found that, in the month of June, Samsung devices accounted for 25.43 percent of smartphone Internet usage, compared to 25.09 for Apple's iPhone devices. Samsung has moved into the leadership position in smartphone web use over the course of the last year, which has seen the South Korean tech giant's share grow from 19.46 percent just 12 months ago." Android sales outpacing everything else is starting to show up in usage statistics.
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RE[3]: Interesting
by unclefester on Mon 29th Jul 2013 02:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting"
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They don't need to lead in sales and market share. What matters to Apple is leading in profits. And since being in business is about making money that's all that really matters.

Apple shareholders have lost $300 billion in the last year. This money will never be recovered.

And also if you look at the last quarter sales were up by almost 20 percent for the iPhone, where as sales were flat for Sammy on the high end.

iPhone shipments were up but the average margin per unit fell because people bought more 4 and 4s models.

I expect Apple to put out a phone between the $199 and $399 range with no contract. That will ramp up sales with out totally killing margins.

No. It will only cannibalize sales of higher margin phones. This is exactly what the Pad Mini did.

If you make a phone like the Nokia 52 The 520 has a 4 inch screen but the screen sucks and its barely useable.

Unmitigated bullshit. The Nokia 20 has an excellent 800x480 IPS display.

Sammy is the company feeling the pinch selling more and more cheap phones, losing profits on low margins and being worried about future growth. (If you listen to Samsung tell it)

Samsung is a massively diversified conglomerate. They could stop making phones tomorrow and still thrive.

Edited 2013-07-29 03:01 UTC

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