quote: A year ago, Apple enjoyed a 44.7 percent margin, but in the last quarter that figure had slid to 38.6 percent. Apple managed a record profit, but only by growing sales volume.
quote: Apple's problem is that while the ASP has remained the same, demand is decreasing. Their market share is slipping while Samsung's is increasing.Tablets are also becoming commodity items so the profit is drying up quickly.
quote: You mean most profitable behind Exxon/Mobil and Chevron, right?
quote: I hold shares of both Google and Apple, but I haven't been adding to my Google holdings lately. I've bought more Apple. Because when everyone tells you nothing can go wrong, something always does.
quote: The point being made is that while Google is firing on all pistons, Apple is fluttering.
quote: Do you intentionally ignore reality or are you just too stupid to see it?
quote: plus apps are mostly universal now since those sell better.
quote: "Not just anyone can write apps for OSX and sell them (on the iTunes store), as is the case with Windows."
quote: Having to buy the same app twice is just another money whoring scheme by Apple.
quote: You can't wipe out history just because parts of it didn't match your world view.
quote: So when you make absolute statements about Android not having tablet apps, a false statement, it's fine.
quote: Microsoft doesn't have to "approve" the sale of Windows programs. Apple does. That's just how they roll.
quote: The market sees Samsung outselling Apple
quote: those low end phones do sell data plans, many of them are free with a 2 year plan
quote: “We think it has to do with their data plans and carriers, rather than their usage habits,” CIRP co-founder Michael Levin explained. “They are all on expensive data plans, unlike Android users, some of which are on prepaid or unsubsidized plans with regional carriers.”
quote: In the high end space is where Apple has been caught up with and surpassed
quote: Your mind is like a clenched fist.
quote: Apple doesnt have the clout with suppliers and carriers it did over the past few years.
quote: they're such a large piece of the market and such a driver of customer volume into their stores that people can't walk away yet.
quote: A year ago, Apple enjoyed a 44.7 percent margin, but in the last quarter that figure had slid to 38.6 percent.
quote: Flagship Android phones and Windows Phones cost hundreds less unsubsidized.