“Tepid demand for Samsung Electronics Co.’s newest Galaxy smartphones triggered a fifth straight monthly decline for the electronics maker, wiping out about $44 billion in market value since April,” Jungah Lee reports for Bloomberg. “”

“Shares of the world’s biggest smartphone vendor slumped 8.1 percent this month, extending their longest losing streak since December 1983,” Lee reports. “Samsung dropped almost $12 billion of value in August alone as the South Korean company surrendered market share to Apple Inc. and Chinese competitors.”

MacDailyNews Take: Beleaguered Samsung is the “world’s biggest smartphone vendor” in unit shipments only. Certainly not in profit.

Apple’s iPhone owns 92% of smartphone industry’s profits – July 13, 2015

Jungah Lee might want to ask Michael “Delisted” Dell how that “strategy” culminates.

“‘We all know its smartphone business isn’t doing well,’ said Lee Seung Woo, an analyst at IBK Securities Co. in Seoul. ‘I can’t really figure out when the stock will stop declining. The fundamentals look problematic,'” Lee reports. “One of its latest models, the Galaxy Note 5, was criticized by reviewers and customers this month as the company acknowledged that the device can break if the stylus is inserted backward into the storage slot.”

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MacDailyNews Take: More pain, please, karma!

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