Smartphone profitability per phone: Apple wins
Here’s another way of looking at smartphone vendors’ volume versus profit-per-phone figures, again through the eyes of Horace Dediu. Seen from this perspective the performance of Apple is nothing short of staggering. The vertical axis shows profitability while the horizontal shows volume. Those companies with the name below the line are actually loss-making, despite the volume figures. Other than Apple, only RIM, HTC and Samsung are turning a healthy profit.