China's Smartphone Boom Is Just Getting Started

In today's video, analysts Austin Smith and Andrew Tonner discuss the amazing smartphone boom in China. With global smartphone shipments hitting 158 million devices in the second quarter and China making up 27% of those devices, the smartphone boom is just getting started. China saw a 199% increase from last year and still has a long runway ahead of it. While Apple is in 5th place for market share, both Austin and Andrew like its odds with the launch of new devices in the country.

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  • Report this Comment On August 08, 2012, at 7:50 AM, brigidl wrote:

    Hi Austin,

    I'm typing this on my Mac book, I get stock update on my i-phone but I'm fed up to the teeth of hearing and reading that Apple are so great. Look it doesn't always follow that great products = great investment. secondly, when you are at the top there is only one direction to go. When you have spent 50 years walking around this planet you get to recognize that 'every dog has his day' and also to be extremely cautious about 'fashion' items when they are red hot. By piling in to APPL at $620 at best you can expect fair returns even if the new i phone exceeds expectations. I am not saying stay away from Apple, but simply widen your horizons and try to figure out who is the new 'apple'. by getting in at ground level in an unappreciated you have a better chance to make money. When reading the Apple report just keep aware that subsidies may not last, the 40% price advantage may not last and that competitors may come up with a cooler more attractive product.

  • Report this Comment On August 08, 2012, at 10:59 PM, stanleyliu2003 wrote:

    Everyone keeps on hating $APPL because everyone things it has topped out. But with earnings like that quarter after quarter, it's difficult to argue with the stock price. @$620 the P/E for APPL is still below 15 vs 19 for GOOG, 285 for AMZN, 25 for PCLN. I think APPL at $1000 is not out of the question by next year.

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