Josh Houston COM405 Rhetorical Criticism #2 7/26/2015 When it comes to retail web sites, Apple Inc. is one of the major players in the interactivity of it’s online communication. Retail websites such as Amazon.com, Wal-Mart.com, Best-Buy.com, E-Bay, and a host of others, have an interactive structure to their websites, that makes their customer’s online shopping experience an easy, fast, and convenient way of purchasing various products, an enjoyable one. Among that list is Apple Inc. According to the e-commerce trade publication, Internet Retailer, Apple has surpassed Staples to become the #2 online retailer, with Amazon.com remaining at the number one spot. Although Amazon.com is a juggernaut when it comes to online retailing, primarily
Apple Inc. Jeymi Charles MRK/421 June 19, 2014 Michele Dougherty Apple Inc. Apple has been innovative in providing product and services for its customers. Having a competitive advantage they produce products like the IPad IPod, Mac, Apple TV and IPhone. Although some would say apple has lost its competitive edge with the passing of CEO and founder Steve Jobs, the company remains one of the leading sellers in the technology industry. In the world of personal handheld devices, the I industry remains dominant among its competitors and can continue to demand a price for which Apple known for, and yet holds its value even through re-sale. Apple has a variety of products that appeal to all cultural demographic.
Quality refers to how well designed and made a product is and the expectations that people have of a business will influence the way that the products are designed and created for customers. Apple is known as a top technology manufacturing company due to majority of people having mobile phones being iPhones. Apple customers have high standards for quality expectations for new products. Because of the advances in technology, Apple needs to upgrade and adjust current models of their products to satisfy the needs of customers’ expectations. Every year or so Apple will bring out new models of their iPhone, iPods and laptops that live up to the hype of the customers’ expectations.
Statistics showing size and growth of the current industry ii. Success and struggles of current industry iii. Thesis statement- The cell phone industry’s future will consist of a few major companies and a few smaller companies all trying to find their place in the market to compete with each other both foreign and domestic by making many technological advances to help make cell phone usage safer and cheaper. II. Current Industry a.
Apple has continued to evolve with the changes in technology. Their innovative ideas are able to keep the global markets needs fulfilled. Even though Apples core product is their computer, they enter into new markets and out-beat their competitors. The entry into the personal media player industry then followed by smartphone and tablet market show that Apple has an evolving strategy that will keep the company strong. Their strategy has led them to become the market leader in some of these industries.
In 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ranked Apple’s notebooks as the “most environmentally friendly portable computers”. In 2011, Climate Counts placed Apple in its top category of corporate climate responsibility. As a result of its massive marketing efforts, Apple has built a very loyal customer base that advocates the brand, enabling it to not only recruit customers, but also retain them. This provides a platform for Apple to introduce new products, such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Besides, Apple branding is so successful that it is able to license its “Made for iPod” logo, which serves as a form of advertisement and a revenue source as it earns an estimated 5% of the retail price of such products.
Not only do they sell these items the company sells high end computers to its customers. Apple markets its personal computers has the best computers on the market that feature top of the line features that other companies cannot match. 2. Describe the role of Apple stores as an important part of its marketing strategy? Apple’s retail stores are an important part of its marketing strategy because it has become the face of the company.
To prove this point, Samsung’s newest Android device, the Galaxy S8+, has more RAM and a powerful octa-core processor versus Apple’s newest device, the iPhone X. Having a strong CPU and plenty of RAM is essential for multitasking and boosting productivity. It also prevents slowdowns and hangs while working. Furthermore, Android phones can last long and are more durable. Accidents do happen, like dropping the phone from a high place, and dropping such phones won’t do as much damage.
Analysis of Case 1 Apple Inc. in 2012: Can It Sustain Its Growth and Defend against New Competitive Threats? By Maria Venizelos October 21, 2013 1309MGMT6709080 9% Introduction Apple Inc. is known as one of the most innovative companies in the Micro Computer Industry. Apple is known for their innovation and quality from computers, to iPhones and the ability to download music through their iTunes Store. This paper will analyze their industry environment using The Five-Forces Model of Competition: A Key Analytical Tool (see Figure 1) and the Case Study: “Apple Inc. in 2012: Can It Sustain Its Growth and Defend against New Competitive Threats”, (Gamble, 2012). Figure 1 Harvard Business Review, 2008 Industry Environment Evaluating an industries environment is based on well-defined analytical tools as described in Thompson, 2012, (p. 34).
However mobile segment was fast emerging as a big substitute of MP3 players. As a result Apple faced very stiff competition from these rivals. Though Apple responded well with launch of iPhone and Lala.com (music streaming site), yet the threat of other substitutes is pretty high and Apple will find it difficult to have a sustainable position in MP3 players. Complements:- The launch of iTunes Desktop software and iTunes Music Store was very instrumental in helping the growth of iPod. The sales of iPod shot up by 6 times after the launch of iTunes store.