Samsung “kicked at both ends” by Apple
While we thought the reverse was going to be the case after a torrent of anti-Apple campaigns were launched into the webosphere by Samsung, it now seems that Samsung is the one under heavy losses, not Apple.
On Tuesday night, the Korean phone maker plummeted to a 2-year low in it’s stock value while Apple shares seeded the opposite direction to reach it’s highest peak in two years.
Well, this is not a financial newspaper, nor a stock magazine, so we are just going to tell you how Apple is kicking Samsung’s underside from two directions.
The chipset business
At the beginning, Apple wanted to phase out the Koreans from making processors for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but a second inspection on TMSC’s capacity made Apple turn around, and instead gave Samsung responsibility of making 40 % the A8 chips while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) could handle the rest of the contract — that’s a massive decline since Samsung were making about 90 % of the Apple A7 processors which were used on older iPhones.
The wicked iPhone 6 sales
On the 9th of this month, Apple unleashed two beastly-selling smartphones, the Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. While the smaller iPhone was making sure sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5 were stalled, the bigger 5.5″ phablet-sized iPhone 6 Plus was making sure people who saved money for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 were having doubts since the latter was experiencing delays in hitting the market.
Kicked from third direction
While Apple is doing these ‘bad’ things to Samsung, the smaller companies are having their own taste of the Samsung demise. Small to average names like Xiaomi and Micromax have eaten deep into Samsung’s market share.
Xiaomi, named as the highest vendor in the Chinese smartphone space for last quarter, is currently inflicting more harm on Samsung by moving on to India where it was reported that Micromax dethroned Samsung as top smartphone brand.
With all these being said, Samsung might be rapidly heading for the exit. It’s but matter of time before the highest worldwide mobile phone vendor finds itself in red ink if something drastic is not done to change the way things are rolling.