Samsung feels Apple’s pain as technology slowdown hits sales

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Samsung feels Apple’s pain as technology slowdown hits sales

Samsung Electronics Co.’s quarterly profit and sales missed estimates on sputtering demand for memory chips during the last three months of 2018, the same quarter that Apple Inc. reported anemic sales in China.

The South Korean company’s operating income fell to 10.8 trillion won ($9.6 billion) in the period that ended in December, according to preliminary results released Tuesday, falling short of the 13.8 trillion-won average of analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg. [Bloomberg]
 

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Don’t worry.. it’s not just phones it’s global sales aka global & US slowdown is coming as predicted.

Soon we will see who is caught with their proverbial pants down.. meantime trump is proud of his.
 

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Don’t worry.. it’s not just phones it’s global sales aka global & US slowdown is coming as predicted.

Soon we will see who is caught with their proverbial pants down.. meantime trump is proud of his.
Its also the technological growth in the devices. A few years ago, if you got a new phone after two years it was light years ahead of the previous one.

Now you can keep a phone 2 years and barely notice the difference in performance or camera quality.
 

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Its also the technological growth in the devices. A few years ago, if you got a new phone after two years it was light years ahead of the previous one.

Now you can keep a phone 2 years and barely notice the difference in performance or camera quality.
Correct here. Its also why Steve Jobs was so much against just pushing devices our for the sake of pushing devices out. If you don't have anything to make the previous one super-amazing and better than the last - don't release something yet.

But the market liked phones every year and people bought them. Until as you say, now most people don't notice much performance or technology difference year-on-year so things have idled.

Gimmicky things like 3D cameras and kitch stuff device-to-device charging while couples kiss is not going to sell more phones.

I am keen to see what the next big revolution in the mobile space will be though...
 

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Its also the technological growth in the devices. A few years ago, if you got a new phone after two years it was light years ahead of the previous one.

Now you can keep a phone 2 years and barely notice the difference in performance or camera quality.
so they have to create demand, like sealing batteries. and delaying android upgrades to new devices.

otherwise people would keep their phones for 10 years easily. as they need to constantly create demand for new products.
 

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I am keen to see what the next big revolution in the mobile space will be though...
I would have sworn it would have been projection or holographic displays, like in the movies.
but it seems lasers are still too much of a battery hog and not efficient enough.

probably need to ask the alien overlords for help with that...
 

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I would have sworn it would have been projection or holographic displays, like in the movies.
but it seems lasers are still too much of a battery hog and not efficient enough.

probably need to ask the alien overlords for help with that...
Haha well the other thread about mysterious signals from outer space could be your answer :)
 

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Haha well the other thread about mysterious signals from outer space could be your answer :)
so the overlords haven't given us the technology to build mini projection/holograms yet?
so I guess that's why there isnt flying cars and butler robots yet...

oh well, lets hope they come to earth soon, so we chimpanzees can find another toy to amuse ourselves with.
or kill each other with more efficiently, personally Im hoping for plasma rifles, or Tesla coils to be perfected.
 
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