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Bottom line: Apple v. Samsung

August 4, 2013: 6:20 AM ET

Remember those headlines about Samsung "dethroning" Apple in profits? Forget them.



FORTUNE -- If anyone can draw a picture that puts to lie Strategy Analytic's claim -- widely reported in the tech press -- that Samsung has become the world's most profitable smartphone vendor, Horace Dediu can.

The chart above was adapted from That Competition Thing, a post on his blog that compared the top and bottom lines of Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) and Samsung.

Dediu's bottom line on Apple v. Samsung: "Apple remains most profitable phone maker by a wide margin."

Below: Dediu's revenue charts for the two companies by segment and product line.



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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for

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