Official new iPhone 4 - Page 154
I am pretty sure the Samsung will be one of those devices people are shaking their heads at years from now and wondering what the hell Samsung was thinking.
perfect business model
low volume, high margin
...another testament to the iPhone phenomenon, analyst Travis McCourt of Morgan Keegan estimates that Apple accounted for close to 50% of overall mobile revenues and a staggering 80% of overall mobile profits in the fourth quarter of 2011. Apple had a market share of only 5.4% of total mobile phone unit sales in 2011, according to our estimates.
qtr 4 FY2011
5.4% of the market
50% of the revenue
80% of the profit
and they have been picking up share every year.....
Was talking to a colleague in a restaurant the other day, he had an iPhone 4, and we got talking about where things are made. Seems that there are people here that don't understand the English phrase "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China"...which AFAIK is not translated into Chinese in any Apple documentation or materials. They think Apple products are made in the USA. He started asking me where he could get a genuine made in USA iPhone, as he thought he had a Chinese knock-off. Had to convince him there was no such thing, and that he'd already got the real McCoy. The news about last year's Foxconn suicides was very much downplayed and ignored by state media here.
Edited by MikeDT - 2/12/12 at 5:34am