Analyst: Apple now has 50 percent of total smartphone earnings

There are a ton of different smartphones available that use Google's Android operating system. But there's just one phone that uses Apple's iOS operating system. That phone is, of course, the iPhone. Now a financial analyst has stated that just with sales of the iPhone Apple has now claimed roughly 50 percent of the total worldwide net sales earnings for smartphones.

According to AppleInsider T. Michael Walkley, an analyst for the firm Canaccord Genuity, also said that sales of the iPhone are stll strong even as many other phone makers have released a number of high end Android-based smartphones with things like bigger screens, 4G connectivity and more. Even with the iPhone now being sold by two wireless carriers here in the US, Walkley states that it is still the best selling smartphone over at AT&T, who had the exclusive on the phone until Verizon started selling its version earlier this year.

The iPhoine is also the highest selling smartphone over at Verizon and Walkley states that continues even as Verizon releases a large number of new and powerful smartphones like the Droid X2, the Thunderbolt, the Incredible 2 and more. He adds, "Further, with Verizon not allowing subsidies to customers that are still under a two-year contract, we anticipate steady upgrades by Verizon customers to the iPhone will continue over the next several quarters." He also predicts that the iPhone will sell a whopping 100 million units in 2012, or about 25 million iPhones sold in just a quarter.

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i think nokia still selling more smartphones than apple foxconn

after all don't forget about huawei and zte. i'm sure they produce more than apple foxconn as well.

This article is completely flawed.
The data reported by the religious Apple supporters are aggregated illogically in order to justify the claim in the title.
If you look at real data the situation is far from being as depcited there.

Its alright I'll stick with my Galaxy S 2. Actually I know a few people that changed to the Galaxy S 2 from the iPhone. They will never go back.

Wir3Tap said,
Its alright I'll stick with my Galaxy S 2. Actually I know a few people that changed to the Galaxy S 2 from the iPhone. They will never go back.

Im one of the ones you dont know!

The iPhone is simply a good phone and people like it. It's stable platform and offers tons of applications. It's the one to beat. Anyone ever heard of the "Android Killer" or "WP7 Killer"? Yeah, me neither.

srprimeaux said,
The iPhone is simply a good phone and people like it. It's stable platform and offers tons of applications. It's the one to beat. Anyone ever heard of the "Android Killer" or "WP7 Killer"? Yeah, me neither.

Um, I've heard of "Android Killer" way more times than of iPhone killer recently.
http://www.ivankristianto.com/...android-or-ios-killer/1434/
And even this one talks about...that's right, Apple to be the Android killer:
http://www.bgr.com/2010/03/09/...-phone-7-series-the-savior/
Do some research before you post, please.

PlogCF said,

Um, I've heard of "Android Killer" way more times than of iPhone killer recently.
http://www.ivankristianto.com/...android-or-ios-killer/1434/
And even this one talks about...that's right, Apple to be the Android killer:
http://www.bgr.com/2010/03/09/...-phone-7-series-the-savior/
Do some research before you post, please.

Two articles from people I never heard of before.

Not impressed.

Apple is the one to beat. Everyone knows this. Heck, even Ivan Kristianto admitted that WP7 isn't a threat in the comments section of the very article you linked to. Ha.

srprimeaux said,

Two articles from people I never heard of before.

Not impressed.

Apple is the one to beat. Everyone knows this. Heck, even Ivan Kristianto admitted that WP7 isn't a threat in the comments section of the very article you linked to. Ha.

Is it just me, or do most Apple owners ignore facts?

wmacdona said,
You haven't been robbed, until you are robbed by Jobs and Apple. 17% of the Market and 50% of the profits.

It's actually less and less, now, with Apple losing market share, down to 15% of the market as of recent. But you're right. There's clearly something wrong when you make 50% of the profits with such a niche market share. I'd like to see iFanboys argue against that...

I think word on the street is that iPhone is no longer the "best" phone to have. Just an unscientific survey of people I know who purchased iPhones in the past seem to be looking seriously at Android for their next purchase. Nobody I've spoken to really knows about the WP7 phones though, hopefully that will change, but they do need to advertise more (I have yet to see a WP7 ad).

Um, when you charge an arm and a leg for Apple products, it's very easy for you to sell so considerably less than the competition yet still make the most money. Just another reason why Apple is so corrupt in their ways.


And, about the iPhone selling the most on Verizon...source? I'd like to know if that's really true. And if it IS true, that still doesn't change the fact that its market share has been on a steady decline over the year now...
http://thenextweb.com/apple/20...asingly-competitive-market/

PlogCF said,
Um, when you charge an arm and a leg for Apple products, it's very easy for you to sell so considerably less than the competition yet still make the most money. Just another reason why Apple is so corrupt in their ways.


And, about the iPhone selling the most on Verizon...source? I'd like to know if that's really true. And if it IS true, that still doesn't change the fact that its market share has been on a steady decline over the year now...
http://thenextweb.com/apple/20...asingly-competitive-market/

Trying to troll two different conversations? Apple is evil for making money?

Jesus, people with room temperature IQ should not be allowed to post! Go away troll!

stevan said,

Trying to troll two different conversations? Apple is evil for making money?

Jesus, people with room temperature IQ should not be allowed to post! Go away troll!


Seems like yours was a troll post, not mine. I gave reason and an example. You gave....some cheap insults.
Who's trollin' now?

stevan said,

Trying to troll two different conversations? Apple is evil for making money?

Apple's success is sponsored by the wallet of their customers. If you are an Apple shareholder then yay, but if you are a customer, and you are happy with it.....

PlogCF said,
Um, when you charge an arm and a leg for Apple products, it's very easy for you to sell so considerably less than the competition yet still make the most money. Just another reason why Apple is so corrupt in their ways.


And, about the iPhone selling the most on Verizon...source? I'd like to know if that's really true. And if it IS true, that still doesn't change the fact that its market share has been on a steady decline over the year now...
http://thenextweb.com/apple/20...asingly-competitive-market/

What you are missing is simple. Any device can drop marketshare overall and still sell the most devices. Here is how. Let's just say there are 1M people looking to buy a phone. Let's sat 700,000 decide to take Android and 300,000 buy an iPhone. Let's just say all these customers all had a Blackberry.

So both sold phones, but Android sold more devices thus took a bigger share. So Android will likely continue to take a bigger marketshare which in itself is protection.

Here is what fans don't get. The company with the largest marketshare doesn't have to make all the money at once, the other guys do. When you are on top, as other companies move up, reaching you is much harder bec they have to beat the other guys first. Apple model is limiting in itself as the phone is on less carriers in the USA and has only one model basically on sale. Android is activating at 500,000 per day vs iPhone at 200,000. Apple can easily drop in share but still make the most money.

Understand this too. The average Android handset at the top is $599 tops vs iPhone most expensive at $750. The carrier has to subsidize for more cost on the device to close that gap. With VZW, they are covering about 1/2 the cost. Apple makes more money bec one iPhone purchase is eaual to 1.5 Android devices. You have to buy nearly 2 Android devices to equal iPhone cost. So even tho Android is activating at 500,000, they are almost on par in number sold. Except, Google is winning the share route.

But once the iPhone fad carshes, Apple will lose the most vs Android and Google knows this. if Apple doesn't freshen up the iPhone at some point and keeps iOS just copying everyone else, APple will get even less marketshare and that means less profits. That si why they need more profits now. Once Windows Phone takes 2nd place in 2 years or less, Apple will start to gain far less money bec they will likely be selling less devices on some level.

Electronic Punk said,
Android at the top + Apple spin = OMG iPhone is amazing

This isn't really Apple spin, and does not really depend on the OS. This article, simply stated, says that Apple sells more smartphones than any other handset manufacturer

This is purely hardware

Electronic Punk said,
What date are you looking at? I have spent in the evening in the pub, but I can see for 2Q11E 45 million androids to 17 million iphones.

Granted android may be on more handsets so it outnumbers iOS on devices. But apple sells more handsets than samsung, htc et al.

Electronic Punk said,
What date are you looking at? I have spent in the evening in the pub, but I can see for 2Q11E 45 million androids to 17 million iphones.

it's not about numbers sold, it's about profit. apple also rapes mac buyers for 7x the average laptop profit. it's how it is.