Horace Dediu Illustrates Apple and Samsung’s Domination of the Handset Industry

Jaw dropping graphs, and this insightful conclusion:

To earn profit is hard, to do so in an outsized way is very hard and to do so with consistency shows a defensibility of market access that is rarest of all. The only cases where this typical is in a monopoly or protected market situation (aka cronyism.) Appleโ€™s lack of market monopoly coupled with a (near-) monopoly in profits can only be explained by disproportionate value creation.

The mystery then is how is it possible to build a monopoly in value creation.

โ˜… Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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