Chinese Slave Owner’s Marketshare Down

Future historians will undoubtedly record that Apple was one of the worst exploiters of less fortunate humans.

Despite having over $100 billion in the bank, Apple continues to exploit tens of thousands of poor Chinese workers who toil to make the iPhones, iPads and iMacs that consumers drool over in the West.

So miserable and wretched are the conditions at Apple’s contractors in China that several hapless Chinese workers have killed themselves and countless others injured on the assembly line.

Deaths and injuries that are glossed over by Apple, its callous shareholders and mindless consumers across the world.

And let’s not forget the millions of jobs Apple has outsourced to Asia, screwing Americans in the process.

Given Apple’s vast catalog of sin and relentless exploitation, it gives me great pleasure to note that Apple’s share of the smartphone market continues to decline.

iPhone Share Down

In the third quarter of 2013, Apple’s share of smartphones fell to 13.4%, from 16% a year earlier.

One likely reason for Apple’s tepid growth of its iPhones in the third quarter – Many consumers sat on the sidelines waiting for the new iPhones to arrive.

Apple’s new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C started shipping only on September 20, 2013.

Apple shipped 33.8 million smartphones in the third quarter of 2013, about 6.9 million units more than in the corresponding period last year.

Golbal Smartphone Vendor Marketshare Q3, 2013

Samsung Boosts Share

Even as Apple battles headwinds, Samsung continues to see momentum in the smartphone market.

The South Korean company boosted its marketshare from 33% to 35.2% in the third quarter.

Although Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S4, has not been a stellar hit, the company still shipped a total of 88.4 million units in the third quarter.

Samsung’s Android-based smartphones are cheaper than iPhones and the company has better sales in fast-growing Third World markets like China and India.

Global Smartphone Shipments in Q3, 2013

2 Responses to "Chinese Slave Owner’s Marketshare Down"

  1. Aswin_Kini   October 29, 2013 at 10:03 am

    We do not live in an ideal world. The whole process of survival depends on the who is the biggest/fittest/richest etc. Apple is only doing what other big corporates have been doing to survive – Make money, tons of money, and tons and tons and tons of money….. The corporates will not care whether the money comes by fleecing people, cheating them, or from the blood of the poor souls who toil everyday..

    The only way Apple will care is if it is exposed by its consumers for the selfish scumbags they are…. Which I doubt will happen as No Apple fanboy will ever condemn/refuse to buy Apple products…….. Everyone will do lip service, but none will struggle for the cause.

    And btw, don’t you own many Apple products also 😉 And FYI, even other smartphone makers outsource the manufacturing of their devices in China only… Especially to Chinese companies like AINOL… Responds:

    It is true that I suffer from an insane addiction to Apple products (Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod) for both work and pleasure.

    Hopefully, I will kick the bad habit one of these days.

    Gandhi wisely said: We need to be the change we wish to see in the world.

  2. Aswin_Kini   October 30, 2013 at 11:19 am

    SI said: “It is true that I suffer from an insane addiction to Apple products (Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod) for both work and pleasure.” – Well, it’s true that you love Apple products so very much. But that was not the point. My point was every now and then, there will be a company that flouts all rules, squeezes its employees till they are burnt out, yet remains successfull.

    Before Apple, there was GE. Hell, Thomas Alva Edison, the founder, was actually accused a lot of exploiting his employees. He refused to recognize inventions made by his employees, had them patented by GE, and ensured that Inventions were a monopoly of GE….. And he went into a war with Nikola Tesla over the AC vs DC issue…. He tried every dirty trick in the book to ensure the public favor never went to Alternating Current even despite the fact that AC was more feasible and cost-effective 🙂

    This never stopped people from buying GE products. Even till date, it rules the World in some markers such as Light Bulbs, Turbines, and Aeropower markets 🙂

    Companies will continue to thrive from their selfish deeds until the public wakes up and decides not to buy their products. But will they do it? That’s the million dollar question. Responds:

    Evil and selfishness are inherent in humans…good qualities are an aberration.

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