“Apple is Samsung’s worst nightmare,” Alex Cho writes for Seeking Alpha. “To be quite frank, I don’t believe that Samsung’s brand has enough appeal among the younger demographic as the company has developed a track record of being an imitator rather than an innovator.”
“Of course, what Samsung lacks in imagination is made up for with execution. The company can source components and moves products at both the low-and high-end,” Cho writes. “Plus it doesn’t hurt that Samsung is exceptionally effective at supply chain management. Also, Samsung is extremely proficient at manufacturing hardware.”
“Prior to Apple being marketed across all the major telecom networks, Android was growing share and had a respectable percentage of the market. Now, that Apple is being distributed aggressively by all the major third parties, Apple has been able to out maneuver the whole Android ecosystem,” Cho writes. “This isn’t a good sign for Samsung or Google. Because it means that, over time, Apple may become the most dominant smartphone platform in the United States. There’s no effective counter to this problem. Plus, with Apple expanding distribution internationally, the impact will be felt globally.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The Yankee Group concurs. It’s just a matter of time before Apple attains it’s rightful place as the dominant smartphone platform in the United States and beyond.
Yankee Group: iPhone ownership in the U.S. will top Android by 2015 – April 26, 2013