iPhone, the behemoth

Whatever, the reasons, my mind keeps going back to the number — approximately $20 billion dollars of iPhones — roughly 34 percent of Apple’s total sales for the three months ending December 31, 2014. It explains everything about the company, its priorities and why it is starting to show signs of wear and tear across its other product lines.

This number when compared to Xiaomi, Intel, Cisco and other organizations is STAGGERING. I mean $20 billion from just iPhone's.

For me, it is time to head down to the gym, and force myself to walk for about an hour to ensure, a normal day at work. I just finished writing on a Mac. I am going to listed music using my Beats Audio headphones (an Apple company) on my Apple iPhone 6+. For now Apple has most of my gadget budget and attention. I hope they don’t lose it.

This says it all to me.

Android Hardware Profits Tanked in 2014

Ina Fried at ReCode writes:

While Android continued to gain market share in the global smartphone market, it saw a significant drop on another key metric: Profits.

Profits - Isn't that supposed to be the most important thing?

A lot of that is due to the big drop in profits at Samsung, the largest player in the Android market. China’s Xiaomi gained significant market share, but is only modestly profitable thanks to its slim margins. Meanwhile, other players like Sony and Motorola lost money in their Android-based mobile businesses.

So what happened to "Android is going to destroy everyone?"  Market share is one thing, making money out of it is another. Google here has nothing to loose here. They would love the market share aspect of it since ads would make the money for them. But for their hardware partners; they have got to start thinking about making money.