iPhone market share falls as Android rises in October quarter, analysts say

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  • smallmj

    Do think that maybe, just maybe the iphones are overpriced?

    • Marko Golubovic

      🍏🐑 gonna be pi**ed. 😂

    • AMB_07

      Smartphone prices in general are on the rise tho

    • John Lofwire

      Yess but apple is a lots worst..
      you get a lots less for your money..

  • basesloadedwalk

    Apple is nothing more than a status symbol first and a smartphone second. The same people who wear Hugo Boss get the iPhone just to be noticed, which is very sad since everyone from the soccer mom across the street to your gramps has an iPhone, so it’s not like they are anything special or unique. iPhone is basically the beginner smartphone geared to the lowest common denominator.

    • John Lofwire

      Fisher price tech at the price of high end tech 😉

  • Adderbox76

    A bunch of people choosing to wait for the iPhone X. A smaller bunch of people looking at what the price of the X would be when released and, in hasty disgust, getting an Android (Quite a few pixel 2s seemed to be going out my doors). That’s been my boots-on-the-ground experience working front line for a telco.

    I’m far far far from an Apple fanboy, but this really isn’t news. The November numbers with the iPhone X will be good for Apple. The quarter before was a slump of people choosing to wait for it.

    I want more than anyone to see Apple finally start to falter, but so far it seems that no matter what they choose to charge people ($1350 retail for $368 dollars in parts…really?) there seems to always be people dumb enough to throw their money at them. And before someone (inevitably) chimes is with “You have to factor in Research & Development and Marketing costs, you android fan-boi.” R&D and Marketing are both BULK COSTS which, when divided equally amongst the sheer millions of handsets that are in a typical production run, comes out to about an additional $20 bucks per handset. So yeah…Apple is charging $1350 retail for roughly $400 dollars in cost INCLUDING R&D and Marketing. So please, if you’re thinking of replying…just pre-emptively shut up, thanks.

    • ciderrules

      Q4 2017 was a monster quarter for Apple. Your statement iPhone sales were in a slump is completely false.

      Apple margins are usually in the 38-39% range. Which completely obliterates your claims of what Apple charges.

    • Domino67

      Monster huh?

    • basesloadedwalk

      I guess someone who just replied to you (I have them blocked so I don’t know who it is) can’t read and didn’t preemptively shut up.

    • Adderbox76

      I have them blocked too, lol. There’s a handful of them, so I wouldn’t have any way of even guessing.

    • Dimitri

      ciderrules Adderbox76
      11 hours ago
      Q4 2017 was a monster quarter for Apple. Your statement iPhone sales were in a slump is completely false.

      Apple margins are usually in the 38-39% range. Which completely obliterates your claims of what Apple charges.

    • John Lofwire

      Good to know more and more ppl are blocking the empty minded troll.

    • Dimitri

      ciderrules Adderbox76
      11 hours ago
      Q4 2017 was a monster quarter for Apple. Your statement iPhone sales were in a slump is completely false.

      Apple margins are usually in the 38-39% range. Which completely obliterates your claims of what Apple charges…

    • Mawhayden

      If we are going to have a pissing contest, Armed Forces Radar Systems, att, lucent, TELUS, Bell, and Rogers. Been in the business since 1988. Yes Apple share is declining compared to Android, but you need to dig in the details that is a slightly different Market segment. You have to take into consideration unit price and quantity. I don’t believe Apple will be targeting the lower end of the Market, and while mobility is growing both Android and APPLE are growing but Android is growing faster, this absolutely true. Apple can go down even lower in Market share but still grow that’s the bottom line. One more point, only Samsung and Apple is making any profits…..do the math.

    • John Lofwire

      low end device are now able to do mostly all higher end device do.

      thats why i sell more iphone SE and 6S ( easily 10-20 times more lol ) than higher end iphones.

      but its okay live in denial.

    • Mawhayden

      You are at a Retail store! are you aware of Corp and other customers that don’t process at the store? I worked at a store 20 years ago.

    • John Lofwire

      I work at business to business and corporate level i dont work in a store.

      I do know ppl working in store and they do experience similar numbers than i do so its a reality.

      When you sell 30 iphone to a single business and out of 30 iphone 1 is an X 2-3 are 8 plus and the rest SE and 6S its say it all.

      Nice try 😉

    • Adderbox76

      I’m not exactly sure what you’re replying to. You’re rebutting points that I never actually made, but sure….

      I’m not seeing where I’m actually disagreeing with anything you just typed, so cool your jets. I already said, yes, sales were down in the quarter, but it’s because the X wasn’t accounted for in October numbers and there was a bunch of people waiting for it to be released. And as for profits, I was talking about profit margin (which is way too high…FAR higher than the “38%” someone else seems to believe it is) And yes, for the record, Samsung is the same; both companies are the only companies making a profit, but I never actually talked about any of that in my original comment, so I’m not sure what you’re actually re-butting here.

      For the record however, Apple stays profitable by continually increasing their margins year over year, and yet fools still throw their money at them.

    • Mawhayden

      Ok let’s call a truce here…The bottom line I am trying to say is that this calling out how much Android has gained is always gets more clicks.

      But bottom line for the actual iPhone, users , and share Holders if it keeps on going up and money keeps coming. THEY DONT CARE, and anyone who is an Android user makes them feel better inside to the justification for their favourite wireless device.

    • John Lofwire

      Iphone X dont sell much where i work. i do work business to business so the load of phone is bigger.
      Out of 30 iphone sold maybe 1 is iphone X the rest are 7 and a few 8.

      before the sales where 50% android 50% iphone but lately its going more like 60/65% android and the rest iphone.. so there is a clear trend..

      so i fully agree with you.

    • Smanny

      You must be kidding about a bunch of people waiting for the iPhone X, especially when you can now walk into an Apple store and purchase an iPhone X. No waiting. If the iPhone X had TouchID as well, even on the back of the phone, then more people would have bought one, but as it stands today. Many still like and prefer a finger print scanner instead. Apple likes to dictate and control it’s herd.

    • Adderbox76

      What are you on about?

      The iPhone X wasn’t even released in October. The numbers being reported ARE for the financial quarter ENDING in October. So I said that the numbers in OCTOBER were lower because people were choosing to wait for the iPhone X that was released in NOVEMBER.

      Learn to read the original article, or at least learn how basic calendars work before replying. Thanks.

  • Anonymous Agent

    Iphone share has been declining for years. No surprise there. As more consumers are getting smarter to know that Iphones aren’t worth it.

    • Anaron

      You don’t speak for consumers. Whether a phone is worth it or not is entirely up to the person considering the purchase.

    • John Lofwire

      a phone worth is a mix of price for what you get as well as how durable a product is ( and no giving load of OS update to the point a phone slow down and become harder to use is not a durable product )

      Price for what you get iphone are going down the drain that a reality.
      As for durability there is more and more issues with each new iOS that come out that result in slower and slower OS update adoption ( just look adoption rate for each iOS year over year )

      Hell i was under impression iphone X would been backorder until next years and since a few weeks i have tons of them waiting in inventory.