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Apple got 93% of the profits of the smartphone market
The results of the final quarter of 2014 was a record not only for Apple, but for all the corporations in the history of observations. Profit of US giant computer electronics amounted to about $ 18 billion, which allowed oust former leader “Gazprom” with the index 16 billion dollars for the quarter. The average cost of the iPhone for the year increased to $ 50 and is 687 dollars, more than two times higher than the average cost of Android-devices.
In this case, the cost of parts and labor iPhone are about $ 220, and even with the marketing, transportation and other expenses remains a substantial sum, which lies on the bank account of an American company. Available Apple is the sum of approximately 178 billion dollars that can be spent on innovation and further strengthening its position.
However, if it will be strengthened further, the mobile device market can be a one-man theater, because now the share of Apple accounts for 93% of the profits at home and outside the United States. It is reported Oszone referring to the report analyst firm Canaccord, while predicting the next three years a significant increase in the number of smartphone Apple.
Now the number of iPhone users is estimated at 404 million, while the share of units of the latest generation accounts for only 15%, which means that others are more likely to buy future models. Due to the transition of users prefer the big screen with Android on the iPhone by the end of the year is projected to increase the number of iPhone owners to 487 million. By the end of 2018, this value is expected to reach 650 million. This is the third part of the expected at the time the owners of smartphones 1.82 billion. As a result, each year may be sold 210-215 million iPhone.
Of the remaining 7% of the greater part accounted for by Samsung. The rest – HTC, LG, Lenovo, Motorola, BlackBerry, Microsoft – at best earn the smartphone market, “penny” or even suffer losses.
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