“According to IDC, Apple’s share of worldwide smartphone shipments was 15.5% in calendar Q1, down from 17.1% a year ago,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “According to Canaccord Genuity, Apple’s share of industry profits was 65%, up from 57% in the same quarter last year.”
“Samsung’s share numbers were down a tad,” P.E.D. reports, “according to these reports, with share of profits off two percentage points to 41% and share of shipments down about the same to 30.2%.”
P.E.D. reports, “Meanwhile, because Nokia, BlackBerry, Motorola, Sony, LG and HTC all lost money in the smartphone business last quarter, Apple and Samsung split, according to Canaccord’s Michael Walkley, 106% of industry profits.”
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MacDailyNews Take: For some added clarity, with three iPhone models on the market, Apple has 15.5% of the smartphone industry’s market (unit) share and takes 65% of the entire cellphone industry’s – not just smartphones – profit share.
This is how complete iPhone’s domination is, just 7 years after it arrived: Apple and their unlicensed iPhone cloner take home 106% of the handset industry’s profits.
Apple and Samsung combine to take 106% of mobile phone profits – May 8, 2014