Course Project Case Study - Apple, Inc.

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Running head: Unit VIII Course Project: Case Analysis – Apple Inc. | Page 1 Unit VIII Course Project Case Analysis – Apple Inc. Madeline L. Palmer | SID: 251707 Columbia Southern University Pages: 12 Abstract The following case study examines Apple Inc., formally Apple Computers Inc., and its business environments and practices with the intent to identify Apple’s current stance and future as an organization. As a first mover in the innovation of the smart phone, portable digital music, Mac books and other products and services, Apple has positioned themselves and their ecosystem of consumers and businesses to continue to grow positively and gain more share of the growing global market. Their brand not only speaks for itself, but their wealth of technology and ever changing innovations allows their customers to connect globally across a number of devices and products. Apple also strategically locates and acquires businesses that will enhance the Apple experience, gain more customers, and boost their bottom line. We will examine these factors, as well as main competitors, and offer recommendations for combating conversion or acquisition of customers and business opportunities. Case Analysis – Apple Inc. | Page 2 Company Overview Apple Inc.–a California enterprise conceived in a garage with a few friends in 1977– plans, manufactures, and promotes mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable music players, and sells a variety of related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third party digital content and applications, with products and services including the branded iPhone®, iPad®, Mac®, iPod®, Apple TV®, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and OS X® operating systems, iCloud®, and a variety of accessory, service and support offerings (Apple

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