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Apple Makes Most Revenue from LTE Devices

News by Luke Jones on Friday December 05, 2014.

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Apple's hold on the smartphone market is big across the board, but in terms of sheer numbers Cupertino usually loses out to Samsung. Not in the LTE side of things though as Apple once again topped data for raking in the most revenue for LTE enabled devices. In fact, in almost every aspect of smartphones and tablets, when it comes to generating income, Apple bests them all, even if Samsung dominates sales charts.

For the third quarter between July 1 and September 31 this year, Apple stayed atop of revenue from LTE devices according to data from Strategy Analytics. Samsung is not out of the running entirely though and follows closely behind Apple in second place. South Korea is an LTE hotbed, and it is no surprise to see Samsung do well, nor compatriot LG for that matter as the company came in third place.

Oppo and Vivo, two Chinese companies have stormed into the list, not just entering the Top 10 for the first time, but also moving easily into the Top 5. Many would be surprised that these two companies would be making more revenue from LTE than other more successful Chinese brands such as Huawei and Xiaomi, to name just two.

The market for LTE-enabled smartphones has increased sharply over the period, by 57% in fact over the previous quarter. It is one of the fastest growing areas in the mobile market and it is little surprise to see Apple leading the way considering its iPhones are the best-selling devices on the market by a wide margin and they are all LTE enabled.

source: Strategy Analytics

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