Sources: Samsung on Newswire, Bloomberg
quote: but I find it funny that a lot of Americans are essentially rooting against an American company in favor of the foreign rivals
quote: It's not about the phone. Apple as a company has spent the last several years suing the crap out of almost every company it competes with. It may create some beautiful things, but it has an public image problem
quote: The reason iOS is growing more rapidly may be due to three factors:Broader distribution with three out of four major operators carrying the phoneAvailability of three product variants with $0 starting prices.Increasing awareness and use of apps and content ecosystems due to network effects.As distribution is about to increase with T-Mobile being added to the carrier list the growth in iOS share is likely to continue even as the market expands.
quote: So, I am confused... Market share matters or not?
quote: It is a nice chart of Apple sales in one region, the quarter of a yearly product refresh.
quote: If you are looking at marketshare, let me help you... Its still 5 to 1 in favor of Android.
quote: Now, look at all the great 1080p phones that are coming out this quarter while Apple still has the tiny little low res, non HD, feature weak iPhone5.
quote: The HUGE list of missing features on IOS is soemthing that should make any visitor to a tech site like this cringe.
quote: You are a real piece of work aren't you? You come into an article about Samsung, to post your usual pro Apple rhetoric as you do in all articles about all companies that compete with Apple. I post against your one-sided nonsense of skewed partial data... You as always go back to the financial end of it, I again remind you this isn't a financial site its a tech site and you act as if all I am doing here is defending my own purchase? Here is a hint for you. I haven't purchased a phone in a long time. Mine is 100% free, any phone I want, once a year or so through my work. Unlike you, I am not here to champion a company. I post against your drivel to insure no one comes in and actually reads your nonsense and makes a bad choice. That is all. I am the Batman to your joker (I post on behalf of tech, you post on behalf of an asshole of a company) That and the old "Someone on the internet is wrong" thing that you posted a while back. That is why I am here, and that is why I dont let you get away with your spin. You wanna call me out? call me out for what I am doing as I do to you.
quote: Seriously Retrospooty, you're pretty much the definition of a troll.
quote: absolutely tragic
quote: - Better OS
quote: Try and be objective.
quote: You dont need alot from your phone, other than apps. It works for you and that is good. I require more from my phone, I need it to be more dynamic and to do more.
quote: Na na na boo boo , Google's better than you!
quote: Apple as a company has spent the last several years suing the crap out of almost every company it competes with
quote: With Apple predicted to draw $10.1B USD, Samsung showed just how close it is getting to the American firm in profitability. Samsung's earnings guidance suggests an 8.7T won ($7.7B USD) profit
quote: Samsung also scored a 3 percent stake in rival Japanese TV display maker Sharp Corp. (TYO:6753), paying around 10.4B yen ($108M USD). The move could be a threat to Apple's supply chain, as Sharp is the second largest producer of iPhone displays.
quote: The earnings guidance may further trouble Apple investors who were recently disturbed by a research note from Citigroup Inc. (C) analyst Glen Yeung who suggested Apple may miss its own earnings guidance. Mr. Young is predicting Apple may make as little as $40.5B USD in revenue (which in turn would indicate a "weaker" profit in the $9B USD ballpark).He predicts Apple will only move 34 million smartphones for the quarter (almost precisely half Samsung's shipments). In his note he wrote, "In conducting our regular field work with the hardware supply chain, we again find evidence of reduced demand to Apple's suppliers for iPhone 5 related components. While production does not directly translate to sales (for example, we estimate Apple finished 1Q13 (Dec) with [around] 10M iPhone units in inventory), we suspect this is an indication of softer demand for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S."
quote: However, Samsung stands head and shoulders above Apple in performance in developing markets. While the iPhone is seen as a status symbol among China's elite, Apple is still reeling from a PR disaster regarding poor warranty support in China, which led the nation's state-run media publications to skewer the American firm with scathing articles.
quote: Glen Yeung -- the same Citi analyst who predicts an Apple miss for this last quarter -- says that the Chinese boondoggle could cost Apple around $13B USD in sales, owing to ill-will in the nation's largest mobile market.
quote: which saw Apple's $1.05B USD copyright infringement verdict over it start to unravel