An investigation by The Washington Post found that while Apple and Samsung have been the biggest beneficiaries of a global expansion of mobile phones, their respective market share has also dropped over the past two years.
The findings suggest that a more focused strategy by Apple and the rapid development of the iPhone 7 could help Apple retain its market share in the high-end smartphone market.
Samsung has emerged as a leading player in the premium smartphone market and, after years of underperforming, has been steadily gaining market share.
Its smartphone business has grown faster than Apple’s, but Samsung has seen its smartphone market share drop in the past year.
“We’re seeing the same pattern with Apple, where their share of the premium market has dropped by about 20 percent from 2015 to 2016,” said Stephen Wexler, an analyst at Forrester Research.
Samsung is now estimated to have a market share of 12.6 percent, down from 17.1 percent in 2016.
Apple has enjoyed an unprecedented boom in its smartphone business.
Apple sold more than half of the world’s smartphones in 2016, according to Forrecer, and the iPhone was the most successful Apple device to date.
Samsung has been the most prolific seller of smartphones in recent years, but its market shares have been falling for several years, and it is likely that Apple will continue to gain market share as the smartphone market matures.
Apple and its rivals are building a new generation of premium smartphones.
They have the most powerful phones on the market and have begun to compete with each other.
The new smartphones, however, are designed to perform well in low-light conditions and will be able to handle the most demanding applications.
In the coming years, it is possible that Apple and Android devices could compete against each other in the market for high-priced premium phones.
Wexel argues that it is not possible for Samsung to be the dominant player in a global market dominated by Apple, and that Samsung needs to concentrate on selling its premium smartphones to consumers.
The company’s stock price dropped sharply last year, as investors took a cautious view of the stock’s prospects.
In the second quarter of this year, the company’s market capitalization fell to $30 billion, according the latest estimates from FactSet.
We are now projecting a decline of at least 15 percent in 2017.
It is likely Samsung will miss out on another opportunity to gain a big share of high-value smartphone users.
We will probably see more smartphone shipments decline as consumers shift to cheaper devices, said Wexelman.
Wexel expects that Samsung will remain a major player in smartphone shipments, but that it may not be able make an immediate impact on the company.
Ahead of the launch of the new iPhone, Samsung had warned that it would be willing to pay a premium for the iPhone.
The company’s decision to raise the price of the phone will also have a negative effect on the stock price.
If the smartphone launches are delayed or the price increases are not implemented, it could hurt Samsung’s share in high-cost smartphone sales.
We’ll be watching closely to see if Samsung can keep its market position.
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