Originally Posted by Ma15
It has nothing to do with iOS. It's the fact that more than half of Apple's revenue is derived from the iPhone. If you take it away, cashflow would plummet.
Thing don't just get "taken away." It's a moot point as it's not about to happen in the next month. I've already criticized Apple's unwillingness to expand it's product portfolio in other threads.
I wouldn't be surprised if Samsung's flagship was more profitable than Apple's flagship in current and future generations considering the volume Samsung moves as well as the fact that Samsung's mobile business is extremely vertical compared to that of Apple.
Probably, but I've always been annoyed by how quickly Samsung abondons support for it's products sometimes. It's understandable from a business perspective but extremely unfair to the end user. Specifically, lack of updates on some Samsung phones is irritating, always gotta buy the flagship
Originally Posted by darkstar585
Not at all, I am saying Apple relies heavily on the success of the iPhone as it's main source of revenue as the other devices it produce have far lower profit margins/desirability to upgrade when the latest model comes out. All it would take is a few consecutive years of under performing to seriously hurt the company. investors see this as a potential risk hence why stock prices dived.
I remain rooted in my belief that many, if not most investors do not keep up with technology trends. Frankly, seeing stocks drop because of dissappointing sales rather than other, more pressing issues concerns me.
I do agree that if Apple follows the same trend in the next few years, that they've followed in the last 18 months, then we will see a destruction that matches the magnitude of it's magnificent rise.
Originally Posted by Tokkan
That didn't take long for a Apple fanboy to show up.
The 2nd poster pointed out facts.
Didn't take long for the sheep to show up. Brand hate is the other side of Brand Loyalty; Just as silly and ignorant.