Forget market share, customer satisfaction statistics and the like. Apple gets 92 percent of the profits of the entire smartphone industry. Profits are what counts and this staggering percentage is why the company makes so many billions.
What's even more impressive is that Apple got the lion's share of profits while only shipping 18.3 percent of smartphones globally.
The iPod isn't going away yet as Apple shared a new model for the listening public. The new iPod looks much like an iPhone 6 without all the phone bits inside. The new iPad is more powerful and has other features appearing in the latest iPhone.
Sales of iPods have been dropping, no doubt due to all of the features existing in iPhones so we'll see if this new model makes a difference.