Another quarterback running the show from the sidelines. Ashraf Eassa:
Samsung’s next generation Galaxy S5 is the poster child for popular, large phones, but the competition from the likes of Motorola/Lenovo, HTC, LG, and others is intensifying.
Except the Samsung Galaxy S5 hasn’t been announced yet.
Apple is unlikely to be able to wait until September before it has to pretty aggressively cut prices on the iPhone 5s in order to maintain its market share at the high end.
Is there any indication (for example, sales figures) that Apple is losing market share in the premium segment?
Apple is going to need to “wow” consumers with a next generation iPhone in order to fend off the Android hordes from eating into its outsized portion of the smartphone industry’s profits.
Apple’s share of the smartphone industry’s profits have grown each year for five years, now nearing 90-percent.