iPhone X made 35% of total industry profits in Q4 2017

Android manufacturers should be embarassed for letting Apple get away with this year after year. The iPhone X hasnt sold as much as was projected, yet in Q4 2017, it made 5 times more profit than the combined profit of over 600 Android manufacturers.

That is 35% of total mobile phone industry profits for that quarter. It is scandalous, to be honest. One device. A single device.

More Highlights From Q4 2017

  • Apple remained the most profitable brand, capturing 86% of the total handset market profits
  • Further splitting profits by model, the top 10 models captured 90% of the total handset profits.
  • Apple and Samsung flagship models, lead in terms of profits as compared to other OEMs.
  • Apple’s older generation iPhones, iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 still generate more profit than some of the more recent Android flagships from key Chinese OEMs.
  • Huawei led all the Chinese brands, with profit increasing 59% YoY.



    1. Actually, Apple isn’t selling the most. Around 80% of Android smartphones sold run Android OS.

      Apple just makes more money from each iPhone sold. That’s why iPhones are that expensive.

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