It's Margin not Marketshare in Mobile

Apple Smartphone Market ProfitBusiness Insider had a great chart up today that nails the whole Android versus iPhone argument on the value of Marketshare.

Even though Business Insider has had a basis and faulty analysis/reporting in the past about Anndroid, the numbers are now piling on and it's hard to ignore the fact that iPhone is killing it with margin and developer support.

While is has been acknowledged that Android based handsets have the volume, what is not taken into account is if they are profitable.

This chart gives us some insight into the dominance that is iPhone and the reason that others Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Android are in peril.

Who is a viable competitor to iPhone? I would argue that it’s Microsoft with their Windows Phone.