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Smartphones: Apple makes more sales than any other manufacturer combined

Friday, February 16th, 2018 | bitcoin updates

          
    
    
    
             For the first time, more than 50 percent of global smartphone sales were made by Apple, according to market researchers. The average price of an iPhone is now almost three times higher than the industry average.
            

        

        For the first time ever, Apple has made more sales of smartphones than any other manufacturer put together: The industry's total sales rose to a new record $ 120 billion in 2017, according to an estimate by market research firm Strategy Analytics – Apple alone $ 61.4 billion.
iPhone costs an average of $ 800The "solid demand" of the expensive iPhone X has helped the average price of an iPhone now stands at just under $ 800, almost three times higher than the industry average, write the market researchers – the "iPhone is an incredible money maker ".

  

          
          The sales of the smartphone industry in the Christmas business 2017 – according to market researchers.
        
          (Image: Strategy Analytics)

        
    Other companies have also been able to increase prices and sales in the past quarter, Strategy Analytics points out: The average price of a smartphone has risen from $ 255 in the Christmas business in 2016 to $ 300 now – despite declining sales overall, the industry has recorded record sales can.
According to figures, Apple made three times more sales than its biggest competitor Samsung, the South Korean company had converted $ 18.9 billion, accounting for 15.7 percent of the entire smartphone industry. According to a previous estimate, Samsung also earns heavily on Apple's success: Each sold iPhone X reportedly brings more to the major suppliers than the Galaxy S8. The average price for a Samsung smartphone put the analysts with 254 dollars.
According to market researchers, the highest profit in the industry has been generated for some time: in 2016, just under 80 percent of the profits were reportedly attributable to the iPhone alone, although newer figures for 2017 are not yet available. For autumn, the introduction of an "iPhone X Plus" is expected with a larger display – so that Apple could push the price further in the direction of 1500 euros, already costs the iPhone X with 256 GB of storage space over 1300 euros.

(LBE)

      

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