The following chart shows the third quarter’s profitability of eight top phone vendors as a measure of phones sold multiplied by profit per phone.
Based on a reader query, I tried to find out where, by city, my readership is concentrated. I also sought to break this audience down by operating system.
Here are some observations:
For the last 30 days, here are the top operating systems used to reach Asymco.com, with the number of views from each.
Change in top mobile phone vendor market, sales and profit shares rank over time:
Pie charts showing 13 quarters of mobile phone market evolution between the largest vendors. Pure play smartphone only vendors are shown with exploded wedges.
Apple reached fourth place in ranking of top phone vendors by units sold. I guess that makes it a “top tier” vendor.
So how did it get there?
Here is a chart showing how market share evolved since the quarter when iPhone launched: