iPhone v. Android? Let’s not forget profit margin

author198 Jan 11, 2010

This from Farhad Manjoo in Slate:

In the third quarter last year, Apple sold 7.4 million iPhones. Nokia, meanwhile, sold an order of magnitude more devices—108.5 million phones. Guess what, though? Nokia booked just $1.1 billion in operating profit for all those sales, while Apple, according to the research firm Strategy Analytics, made $1.6 billion.

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