Apple and Samsung combine to collect 99% of mobile phone profits

By Shawn Knight
May 4, 2012
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  1. Apple and Samsung have combined to collect an astonishing 99 percent of mobile phone operating profit. Individually, Apple accounted for 73 percent while Samsung amassed the remaining 26 percent. HTC...

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  2. Who is SE?

    And I know Motorola died but where is it on this chart.
  3. bielius

    bielius TechSpot Booster Posts: 227   +14

    SE stands for Sony Ericsson, and yes, this company existed someday.
  4. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 941   +82

    Profit shares? Guess Motorola is breaking even or sold at a loss Guest.

    We all knew that Apple is a luxury brand with astronomical price. This really drives that point home. But with NPD showing Android phones now make up 61% of sales, Apple might need to lower their price and compete in an arena that they once dominated.
  5. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

    Really!? astronomical price? The iPhone is available for $200 USD carrier subsidized and you can get the iPhone 4 for $99.

    Apple shouldn't change anything, you did read how much profit they are making compared to everyone else? And of those 61% of Androids sold they can't even get profits near 30%.

    Yeah sure Apple is the one that needs to change.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,419   +281

    My girlfriend just went from a 3GS to a 4 (not 4S) this weekend and was expecting it to be $100. The guy (at Radio Shack) said it rang up for $50 (apparently a $50 credit came up at same time). I don't know anything more than that, but I know she walked out of there with a non-refurb iPhone 4 for $50 and a 2 year contract.


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