Apple Recorded More Than Half of Total Smartphone Industry Revenue in iPhone X Launch Quarter

Apple captured a record 51 percent share of revenue in the worldwide smartphone industry last quarter, which encompassed the launch of the iPhone X, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

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iPhone revenue totaled $61.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, as Apple disclosed in its earnings report earlier this month. Strategy Analytics estimates Apple's smartphone revenue was three times higher than its nearest rival Samsung and seven times more than Chinese competitor Huawei.

Apple accounted for more smartphone revenue than the rest of the entire industry combined in the quarter, driven by "solid demand" for the iPhone X, said Strategy Analytics executive director Neil Mawston.

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iPhone's average selling price was $796 last quarter, up from $695 in year-ago quarter, which Strategy Analytics estimates to be almost three times higher than the overall industry average. Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in the quarter, but it didn't disclose how many of those sales were iPhone X models.

Priced at $999 and up, the iPhone X has undoubtedly helped Apple increase its revenue share in the smartphone industry. What's more important is profits, however, and the iPhone often accounts for over 100 percent of net income in the smartphone industry when factoring in the losses posted by some rivals.

Top Rated Comments

OllyW Avatar
40 months ago
You mean consumers who are "forced" to buy products?
It's my own choice to buy Apple products but I would be a lot more happy about it if they were a bit cheaper.
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BvizioN Avatar
40 months ago
Music in the investors ears not the consumers!
You mean consumers who are "forced" to buy products?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
johnnygee Avatar
40 months ago
Apple's market capitalization dwarfs Samsung's, and Apple doesn't make kitchen appliances.:)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
raskar Avatar
40 months ago
Music in the investors ears not the consumers!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OllyW Avatar
40 months ago
Sure, i would love to buy a Mercedes at the price of a Kia.
Why exaggerate? I said a bit cheaper, not less than half the price. I've been buying Apple products long enough to know they are never going to be cheap but recent price hikes over the last few years have made me question whether they still offer good value for money. :(
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghost187 Avatar
40 months ago
That company called “Others” seem like a real threat, Apple should watch out.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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