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Smartphone Sales Up by 47 Percent; Android Dominates

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Anonymous
November 16, 2012 2:07:59 AM

so in other words, Apple is getting donkey punched in the smart phone buisness still by android, and samsung.

Now we all see why apple sued em.
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November 16, 2012 2:18:34 AM

I am surprised Apple doesn't just buy Samsung.
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November 16, 2012 2:20:57 AM

Microsoft is kicking ass at 2.4%
WP8 FTW!
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November 16, 2012 2:26:33 AM

Can you really count free phones as sales?
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November 16, 2012 2:33:53 AM

ben850Can you really count free phones as sales?

they arn't free. It comes with a 2 year contract
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Anonymous
November 16, 2012 2:41:33 AM

ROFL, apple could NEVER afford to buy out samsung. dont kid yourself kdw75. a

Samsung makes all the shit apple needs to make their crappy products.
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November 16, 2012 2:44:10 AM

killerclickMicrosoft is kicking ass at 2.4%WP8 FTW!

Those are WP7 numbers. WP8 just released this month. We'll have to see Q4 to see how WP8 does.
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Anonymous
November 16, 2012 2:47:54 AM

If they could afford to buy samsung, they would make their own LCD, memory, ram, motherboard, hell the whole phone. and save billions, instead they sue "samsung" for making their own products because god forbid them "sell a phone, tablet, anything" without the Lame ass apple logo on it ey? even though they make the product for them slimebags.

Apple without steve ripoff ideas jobs, is dead like a dog with 2 legs.
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Anonymous
November 16, 2012 2:50:14 AM

Hell even if steve jobs had sex with jesus, that company would not be able to afford samsung.
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November 16, 2012 3:02:14 AM

Apple is likely able to afford Samsung, but I highly doubt that Samsung wants to sell their company.
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November 16, 2012 3:30:29 AM

kdw75I am surprised Apple doesn't just buy Samsung.

"The truth is, Samsung is involved in much more than just mobile phones and electronics. They are a massive company in Korea, and they are involved in almost every area of business, including shipbuilding, aviation, heavy machinery, retail, apparel, finance, chemicals, food, electronics and more. They also have a non-profit arm in medicine called Samsung Medical Centre which is one of the largest cancer centers in Asia." -- http://www.androidauthority.com/why-apple-is-very-afrai...
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Anonymous
November 16, 2012 3:58:47 AM

yeah, i totally, AGREE. apple doesn;t have shit to stand on but a soapbox compared to Samsung.

samsung makes all you say, and loads more "by that I mean Laughapple" more products than APPLE could dream of.

Samsung is Diverse as a company willing to commit to new ideas, and intellect., apple is... well.. you answer that for yourself.

go to http://www.samsung.com/us/#latest-home and pull your head outa your ass.

Then go to Apples website. What do they make?

Hmmm let me see... products that SAMSUNG sell's parts to, to even make them a company. (A company aint shit without a product.)

Apple makes what? 4 devices max? (ipad, iphone, iphone, imac) cant name anymore since they are well... un original. And on top of that, the douchebags don't even make their own hardware and sue people over what? get for real.

Apple is lucky samsung doesn't say F*ck off and F*ck your american company, we create all your wealth, components, hardware. To all you saying "samsung" relies on apple is so full of crap it isn't even funny.

Apple does not cure cancer, apple does not do 80% of the things samsung does as a Company.

Cry foul, and eat trash.
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November 16, 2012 4:24:34 AM

Samsung may do a lot of stuff, and may be a great company, but as far as most valuable companies go, Apple is still worth the most and has the most capital. If Samsung wanted to sell their company, Apple would be capable of doing so, at least as far as economics go.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_corporations_by_ma...

Based on all the articles about how Samsung lost 7.5% value when they lost a $12 billion dollar settlement to Apple, that would put Samsung's value around $90 billion, compared to Apples $572 billion. I know it may seem weird that Apple can have that value, but they do.

However, having the means doesn't mean jack unless Samsung wanted to sell.

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November 16, 2012 5:06:34 AM

kdw75I am surprised Apple doesn't just buy Samsung.


Because they could not afford it !
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November 16, 2012 5:08:38 AM

ben850Can you really count free phones as sales?


Just because you did not outright pay for them does not make them free!
It sis simply calculated into your monthly fee.
Do you really think ANYONE is giving you something for free?
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November 16, 2012 5:14:20 AM

bystanderSamsung may do a lot of stuff, and may be a great company, but as far as most valuable companies go, Apple is still worth the most and has the most capital.


Don't confuse an overheated stock market with actual value!
Apple does not have nearly the assest Sansung has, not nearly the market volum, and most importantly...
has NO manufacturing.

Samsung just raised their chip prices to Apple by a cool 20% and there is absolutely nothing Apple can do but write a check. Now THAT is true power! Apple is totally dependent on Asian companies and that lawsuit they 'won' (we do not have a final word on that) is going to cost them dearly.

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November 16, 2012 5:29:31 AM

No surprise the Andridiots are chuckling their heads off. Gee....could it be that most of the brands on the list produce Android phones?

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Anonymous
November 16, 2012 7:39:34 AM

Despite Apple has a huge cash reserve, it is impossible for them to buy Samsung group which controls 20% GDP of south korea, one of the richest countries in the world. Even if Samsung group, for some extremely odd reasons, decide to sell off the mobile division to Apple, it would not have done any good to deter the domination of Android. The success of Android, is largely attribute to Google, who creates this open platform free of charge for all vendors to use. If Samsung stops making Android phone, there will be another vendor filling the void. It could be LG, or Sony, or Motorola, or RIM, or Nokia if they decide to dump Microsoft. If Apple really want to go "thermonuclear" with Android, they have no choice but to go after Google itself, which has a slim chance of winning in court.
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November 16, 2012 7:52:42 AM

bystanderSamsung may do a lot of stuff, and may be a great company, but as far as most valuable companies go, Apple is still worth the most and has the most capital. If Samsung wanted to sell their company, Apple would be capable of doing so, at least as far as economics go.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_ [...] ation#2012Based on all the articles about how Samsung lost 7.5% value when they lost a $12 billion dollar settlement to Apple, that would put Samsung's value around $90 billion, compared to Apples $572 billion. I know it may seem weird that Apple can have that value, but they do.However, having the means doesn't mean jack unless Samsung wanted to sell.


Apple has two things

1º Overinflated stock prices
2º Insane profits due to inflated prices on products that sell millions. 30-50% benefit on each sale depending on the product.

Samsung has far less benefits overall, but it is a far bigger company with a a lot of divisions and departments. Apple completely depends on iPhone and iPad success to maintain their momentum, while Samsung could suffer setbacks on some of their products line like TVs or cameras and still keep trucking.

Apple is a giant with feet of clay.
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Anonymous
November 16, 2012 7:59:05 AM

Apple has over $500 billion market cap, while Samsung Electronics only has $165 billion market cap. However, Samsung group is a consortium of several companies. Apple does not have enough to buy out the whole Samsung group. Apple does not even have enough to do a hostile takeover of Samsung Electronics in practical term, not without several American bankers backing them up and loan Apple obscene amount of money. And Samsung will not be that foolish to not recognize Apple, as a company with only 4 products, get its market cap by riding a bubble. When that bubble bursts, Apple will worth a lot less. So share swap will not be an option. If Apple really wants to buy Samsung Electronics, Samsung will demand cold hard cash which Apple only has $100 billion in reserve at the moment, and that's assuming Samsung will not ask for higher price than its current market cap.

So the idea of buying Samsung (Electronics, not the group), is quite absurd.
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November 16, 2012 10:00:43 AM

I know everyone is upset at another Zak Islam article. I don't see why, this one looks fine to me...even if its info we already knew.

For you guys/gals hating on Apple. Don't kid yourself, just because you don't like them doesn't mean Apple's products are crappy.
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November 16, 2012 10:17:09 AM

Android is the business. I still dig my Samsung Galaxy S2.
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November 16, 2012 11:28:56 AM

ben850Can you really count free phones as sales?


They are sales, there sold to carriers cheaply enough that the subsidized price ends up being free.
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November 16, 2012 11:31:21 AM

@bystander
Do not confuse stock price, or cash on hand with the size or value of a company. Apple is a company that makes a killer profit, and then sits on the cash, while Samsung is a company that sells tons more stuff, in many more markets, for less profit, and then infuses those earnings back into the business in the form of new equipment, facilities, or products.
While Apple makes UFO office suites, Samsung makes 10nm fab facilities. While Apple makes a few cute consumer products, Samsung makes components, consumer electronics, consumer appliances, and industrial equipment.
Apple could purchase a controlling interest in Samsung (assuming there are enough shares available for purchase), but the liability issues of running such a huge company, with such a different market strategy, and in markets that Apple knows absolutely nothing about, would be a dumb move. It is not just about the fiscal ability to do something, there are tons of practical business reasons that Apple simply cannot buy Samsung, and even if they did then it would damage both companies.
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November 16, 2012 12:32:40 PM

LG should see an increase thanks to the Nexus 4. Best phone on the planet when you consider how inexpensive it is. I hope mine shows up on Monday.

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November 16, 2012 2:49:38 PM

bystanderSamsung may do a lot of stuff, and may be a great company, but as far as most valuable companies go, Apple is still worth the most and has the most capital. If Samsung wanted to sell their company, Apple would be capable of doing so, at least as far as economics go.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_ [...] ation#2012Based on all the articles about how Samsung lost 7.5% value when they lost a $12 billion dollar settlement to Apple, that would put Samsung's value around $90 billion, compared to Apples $572 billion. I know it may seem weird that Apple can have that value, but they do.However, having the means doesn't mean jack unless Samsung wanted to sell.

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2011/full_list/index.html
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November 16, 2012 4:03:26 PM

Vladislaushttp://money.cnn.com/magazines/for [...] index.html

Nice list, but that still shows Apple as more profitable. That showed revenue, as in how much money they handled, not how much they made. Though that showed them pretty close.
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November 16, 2012 10:05:10 PM

halcyonI know everyone is upset at another Zak Islam article. I don't see why, this one looks fine to me...even if its info we already knew.For you guys/gals hating on Apple. Don't kid yourself, just because you don't like them doesn't mean Apple's products are crappy.
I was surprised it wasn't just another Apple headline from Zak. Personally, I don't think Apple products are crappy, but I don't think they're the amazing thing that so many people think. They're just another competitor that I personally won't buy due to their business practices. That's my opinion. I don't know if the other apple haters think the same way. We tend to get tired of seeing the same old pointless apple advertising like "kitten uses ipad", "Apple app downloads beat all other tablets combined" etc etc.
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January 9, 2013 10:39:23 AM

kdw75I am surprised Apple doesn't just buy Samsung.


Apple could not afford to buy Samsung; nor would it make sense.
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May 9, 2013 5:22:23 AM


The issue is that most online trade-in programs will alter the payout amount after you have sent in your phone without giving you a choice. At www.smartphonecashin.com if you disagree with the payout amount, they will send you your phone back at no cost to you if prefer it.
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June 17, 2013 1:52:58 PM

LOL.. only apple fan boys would even bring up apple in from the sales number.. Samsung alone in 2012 ending year sales sold 395 millions and this year is on track to sell 450 millions while Apple will sale under 100 million iphones.. you sont even have to compare android to ios because android will totally dominant in every category.
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June 17, 2013 1:55:45 PM

Android will probably sell close to a billion android device vs 90 million for apple.
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June 17, 2013 2:08:12 PM

tezzly said:
Android will probably sell close to a billion android device vs 90 million for apple.


Having just moved from a Note 2 to an S4 I can certainly see why this may be true. The screen seems perfect (that's my ignorance showing). The camera is great and the speed is just really nice. Apple has some very stiff competition with devices like this floating about.
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