Apple Continuing To Be Taking More Than Half Of Mobile Phone Industry Profits

With the sequential drop of the iPhone sales in the third calendar quarter of 2011, as customers waited for the iPhone 4S, Apple again seized over half of the profits that has been generated by any of the leading mobile smartphone manufacturers, during the current quarter. This is according to a new research report being done by Cannacord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley, and also noted by Forbes. The study says accordingly, that in estimates done, Apple ranked 52% in the overall profits for the current quarter, which is down slightly from 57%, but in the second quarter but up from 47% before in the year-ago quarter that was reported, which was the then-iPhone 4 on the market.

In an epic reversal of fortunes, Mr. Walkley pointed out that in 2007, Nokia had 67% of operating profits while Apple had just 4%. Today, while Apple has 52% of industry profits, Nokia has been relegated its rival’s former position with just 4% of operating profits.

As said by AllThingsD, on the same research statistics not, Walkley has predicted that the launch of the iPhone 4S will create even more growth for Apple, which moves the company to take over 60% of the industry’s profits in the first calendar quarter of 2011 fiscally.


Walkley isn’t the only observer that routinely estimates release information on mobile manufacturer shares of profits, as asymco’s Horace Dediu has performed a similar analysis each quarter himself. But Dediu’s numbers have been typically come into 5-10 percentages points higher for Apple than Walkley’s estimates have been, but all these trends have been seen by each analyst are currently quite consistent: Aside from that crap, a naterual ebb and flow due to the iPhone revealing cycles, Apple is going to keep on increasing their dominent shares of mobile phone industry profits despite shipping only a fraction of the total units available.

Another update: Dediu has just posted his own Q3 estimates, which is pagging Apple at 56% of industry profits currently.


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