Though it believes global smartphone shipments rose 45% Y/Y in Q1, Canalys thinks U.S. shipments...


Though it believes global smartphone shipments rose 45% Y/Y in Q1, Canalys thinks U.S. shipments rose only 5%, evidence the market is cooling down after years of torrid growth. By contrast, Chinese sales doubled, and now account for 22% of global shipments. Samsung (SSNLF.PK) controlled 22% of the Chinese market, and Apple (AAPL) 19% - soaring Chinese sales had much to do with Apple's FQ2 beat. Still, Android (GOOG) accounted for 2/3 of Chinese shipments. (IDC)
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  • dab3z
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    Android can take market share. Apple will take domination of profit share.

     

    http://bit.ly/KX1PYB
    3 May 2012, 11:13 AM Reply Like
  • WisPokerGuy
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    Apple has the largest profit margin in the industry on each iPhone sold compared to Google which is selling Androids at basically even money. Which plan sounds better regarding profits? And frankly, you can plug in the Amazon Kindle and the iPad into the statement above and make the same argument.

     

    Someday people will stop trying to poke holes in Apple's business model and focus on earnings, cash on hand and P/E and realize just how undervalued Apple stock price really is. However, I guess we haven't reached that point yet.
    3 May 2012, 12:25 PM Reply Like
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