Apple rakes in 75% of all mobile phone profits in Q4 2011

By Jos
Feb 7, 2012
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  1. Apple may be trailing Nokia and Samsung in global mobile phone market share, but when it comes to the all-important bottom line the company is crushing the competition. Analyst Horaceā€¦

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  2. This mean only one thing, apple products are way too expensive.
  3. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Posts: 156

    yep, it also means that 100 apple owners amounts to 600 samsung owners, since samsungs are much cheaper.

    Still you have to hand it to apple. they can trick a horse to drink piss instead of fresh water.
  4. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 2,718   +87

    The iPhone 3GS is available for free on contract, the iPhone 4 is $100 and the 4S $200. I think they are pretty much in line with the competition and even cheaper in some cases. For example, the Motorola Droid Razr and Samsung Galaxy Nexus launched at $300 with a two-year contract.
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    I don't think its the new contracts that are to blame. Its apple fans paying the premium to upgrade before their contract allows them too for a decent price. I'm sure that has something to do with it.
  6. I don't know if its really Apple squeezing the consumers as much as they squeeze their suppliers. Their products are actually priced in line with comparable products...They just put more slave lobor into effect to makes those obscene profits.
  7. Ultraman1966

    Ultraman1966 TS Enthusiast Posts: 86   +8

    Those are also US prices Jos, not everywhere has subsidised phones. Even in the UK where it is subsided you'll find that having to pay extra to get an iPhone on contract is the norm. That graph shows clearly that Apple has their consumers by the balls and are squeezing them dry...

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