The iPhone X alone made three times more money than every Android manufacturer put together

iPhone X sales vs Galaxy Note 8

So much hype surrounded Apple in the run-up to the iPhone X launch that we've had a tough time working out whether the phone was a flop or not. At this point, it seems clear that Apple didn't sell nearly as many iPhone X models as it hoped, and the company had to cut production orders after the first three months of sales came in under expectations.

But at the same time, there's a big difference between "didn't meet expectations" and "total flop." According to a new report from analysis firm Counterpoint, the iPhone X alone accounted for 35% of total smartphone industry profits in Q4 2017, with Apple capturing a total of 86% of the industry profit. With just 14% of the profit left over for the Android manufacturers (no, Windows Phone and Blackberry certainly aren't making any money), that means that the iPhone X alone made a little more than three times as much money as the total profits from Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, OnePlus, Huawei, and Xiaomi combined.

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