“I’m not going to dive into all of the different ways Apple’s iPhone changed the industry. We’ve done that dozens of times in the past, and I’m sure we’ll do it again in the future,” Zach Epstein writes for BGR. “Instead, I want to focus on one particular piece of Apple’s strategy that every other global smartphone company has adopted.”

“The problem, of course, is that it doesn’t seem to be working very well for any company other than Apple,” Epstein writes. “Despite the striking similarities between each iPhone model and the one that preceded it, Apple’s phone sales continue to climb. Every year, Apple sets new launch-weekend sales records and new full-year sales records.”

“Everyone has his or her own theories on why Apple is able to find so much success with this strategy. In reality, it’s the result of a combination of several of the most popular theories — hype, marketing, a shockingly faithful fan base, superior design, superior quality, a superior user experience, and so on,” Epstein writes. “But Apple’s unprecedented success has led its rivals to adopt the same strategy with their flagship smartphones, and to be frank, it’s just not working… Apple pulls in more than 90% of the smartphone industry’s profit among global vendors each quarter. That staggering figure isn’t likely to change anytime soon…”

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MacDailyNews Take: Steve Jobs called it “revolutionary” for a reason.

Here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
cellphones before and after Apple iPhone

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “MotivDev” for the heads up.]