Apple and Samsung: 99%(!) Share of Total Phone Market Profits

"Of the vendors tracked (public companies who report mobile phone divisional performance), Apple obtained 73% of operating profits, Samsung 26% and HTC 1%".


All quotes and jpg via asymco.

Again it is about disruption:

"So if the industry is booming but the majority of participants in the industry are loss making (and surprisingly so) then what is going on?

There are two answers: new market disruption and low end disruption".