Perfect Competition And Monopolistic Competition: A Case Study Of Monopoly Samsung Vs. Apple

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Can you imagine the world with a limited amount of choices when it comes to purchasing different products and services? How does perfect competition and monopolistic competition differ and effect our buying power? As stated by Investopedia (2016), “Perfect competition is the opposite of a monopoly, in which only a single firm supplies a particular good or service, and that firm can charge whatever price it wants because consumers have no alternatives and it is difficult for would-be competitors to enter the marketplace (para 1)”.

Perfect Competition
Perfect competition, also known as, pure competition is defined as the situation prevailing in a market were buyers and sellers are so numerous and well informed that all elements of monopoly
Both of these companies are really great and they have a lot of support from their consumers but they continue to compete to see who can come out on top as the market share leader.
When it comes to smart phone market share in the United States, Apple still trails Android by almost 10%. But if you are to break out the market share figures then you will notice that IPhone reigns supreme by a very wide margin. According to a lot of recent data compiled by ComScore, Phone’s share of the United States smartphone market now is about 43.6%, followed by Samsung which is at 27.6%. Apples market has increased by 4% almost every year, while Samsung has been dropping by 4% almost every year. Although Apple is doing a bit better than Samsung overall, Samsung is still topping Apple with their Android. During the second quarter of 2015 Samsung took a 21.7 percent of the global smartphone market, with shipments 73.2 million units. A reason I feel Samsung is doing much greater then apple right now is their ability to have all these different features, which not only add modern things to their phone but also longevity. With the three new water proof phones that Samsung has come out with Apple has yet to release their first

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