In just 3 years, iPhone accounts for majority of mobile profits with relatively small marketshare

Fri, Oct 15, 2010

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Some solid charts, per usual, from Asymco, plotting out profits v marketshare among various mobile tech companies over the past few years. It’s really¬†astounding how in just three¬†years time Nokia went from being a dominant force in mobile to a company desperately trying to stay relevant.

But this chart is the most telling of all. In just 3 years Apple has managed to snag what seems like the majority of mobile profits with a relatively small amount of market share. With the iPhone poised to hit Verizon in early 2011, one can only imagine what Apple’s profits will look like once it starts to consolidate market share.

via Asymco


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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Fjord Prefect Says:

    You know, I’ve been using Apple products since 1983 and I remember very clearly the sad state of Apple in 1996 before Steve came back. I remember the daily rumors of buyouts and takeovers by lesser companies fighting over the scraps of what was once a mighty giant. By that time, Apple was considered retro, a relic of the past with no future whatsoever. Yes, the analysts had declared Apple…dead. But a few of us hung in there. We waited in the shadows, watching as Steve Jobs came back into the fold, and while we all predicted a comeback of some sort, we never in our wildest dreams would have thought that we’d be reading reports of Apple soaring past its rivals and becoming such a huge player in the tech industry. With that said, I am going to take the opportunity now to look back and address our former selves from the 1990s (the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels) and declare with a pat on the back, “friends, we won.”

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