Apple Captures Record 88.7% of Smartphone Profits, Android Gets Just 11.3% [Chart]

Apple Captures Record 88.7% of Smartphone Profits, Android Gets Just 11.3% [Chart]

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Apple has captured a record high 88.7% of global smartphone profit share in Q4 2014 while Android captured a record low 11.3% of profits, according to Strategy Analytics.

Global smartphone operating profit grew 31 percent annually from US$16.2 billion in Q4 2013 to US$21.2 billion in Q4 2014. Android hardware vendors combined took a record-low 11 percent global smartphone profit share, down from 29 percent one year ago. In contrast, Apple iOS captured a record-high 89 percent profit share, up from 71 percent in Q4 2013.

Strategy Analytics notes that Apple's strategy of premium products and lean logistics is hugely profitable for the company. The weak profitability of Android hardware partners should worry Google as manufacturers could look to alternative platforms such as Windows, Tizen or Firefox.

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Apple Captures Record 88.7% of Smartphone Profits, Android Gets Just 11.3% [Chart]

Apple Captures Record 88.7% of Smartphone Profits, Android Gets Just 11.3% [Chart]
Samsung devil and Samsung Ebola - February 26, 2015 at 9:46pm
Sheep brain for android hipsters that is.
Samsung devil and Samsung Ebola - February 26, 2015 at 9:46pm
News flash: Samsung is the real mastermind of taking over the world Apple improved and will be poisoning our minds like the fat arse android was raised for, which bring android malware to our minds unless they can be stopped. Android junk, di1do, sack, balls, seamen, buns, toxic, bowel, druel, vomit, blood, nipple milk, and plenty more. Everything produced by android travels in its devices. Apple keeps it all away China or not, it won't stay.
Ban the Trolls - February 26, 2015 at 9:30pm
Learn how to spell you moron.
MUKAI - February 26, 2015 at 8:33pm
I'm sure the numbers were made up. But yea Apple has some advantage.
one apple a day - February 26, 2015 at 7:03pm
To answer to the question How is it good for the Apple consumer, I would say that as long as Apple continue to make good product that consumer love, it's good for the Apple consumer. One thing I know is that when a company reinvests itself with the profit it makes from the product it sells, it is a worthy company.
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