If the decline of the middle class continues in the U.S., in the years ahead, he stated that roads and bridges will start to deteriorate. Many public schools will begin to struggle with preparing students for the job market. Consumer spending’s will start to decrease. Small business will begin to close one by one and it’ll be harder for new ones to open up. Last but least big corporate like Amazon will and Apple will scrounge the country to cope with chronic engineering shortages.
Mainly blackberry is very weak at marketing their brand, it spent ($41.3 million) on marketing, 10 times lower than Apple ($400 million) and 8 times lower than Samsung ($334 million). Blackberry has many opportunities, which are possible increase in demand from governments because of their high security and the smart-device market growing fast about 41.7% per year. Blackberry faces many threats that include rapid technological change. Companies are pressured to release new products faster than competitors. Another is increased competition for government contracts, has to compete with Samsung and Apple for contract
A scandal will be in the news and the stocks will fall for that specific company. However, judging by the nature of these corporations: oligopoly in an industry that has a very high cost of entry and high rate of bankruptcy, Apple and other tech giants are here to stay and they cannot fail. Because in which case, where will the people get their source of high end tech products that are well-designed and functional by a team of highly trained professionals. There is a reason why Apple and Google survives the scandals. First, technically they have ties that can clean up or just pay settlements for lawsuits from their huge assets.
PESTEL ANALYSIS Political Factors These factor heavily influences the company’s decision making process. From 2007 to 2009 it is reported that more than a half of sales of their products comes from countries other than America. To reduce their operating cost Apple also spread their product manufacturing to different companies outside America. Cork, Ireland, Korea, China and Czech Republic are some of the other states where Apple placed their company. Bad international relations, wars, terrorism, and public health issues between U.S. and these states might give a negative impact that may damage the Apple Inc. reputation as well as their business process.
Jesselyn Ospina Prof Balachander Midterm Project Apple Inc. Case Study 1) Explain Apple's success following Steve Jobs' return. What does this suggest is Apple's core competency? After firing Steve Jobs from Apple, the company was not doing so well. They made new products that flopped. They were at an all time low.
Today, almost every person caries a smart phone with them and some can’t survive the day without it. There are many companies and manufacturers who build smart phones like the popular ones such as Htc, Nokia, Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Motorola, Sony and many more, but what makes those companies not alike are the phones they release through the years, but are they that different? To compare, let us take an example of two leading rival companies in the field of smart phones, Samsung and Apple, who newly released their flagship devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Apple iPhone 6 plus. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7 inch Super Amoled touch screen, a 16 megapixel back facing camera, an octa core processor with 3 gb of Ram and a 3220 mah battery whereas the Apple iphone 6 plus comes with a 5.5 inch retina display touch screen, an 8 megapixel back facing camera, dual core processor with 1 gb of Ram and a 2915 mah
The company 's main growth driver engine is Smartphone business and Tablets. Apple Company (officially Apple Inc.) is one of the most famous companies in the world, they are the producers of iPods, Mac computers and the iPhone. The California based organization designs, develops and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. It was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, since then Apple has risen to become one of the largest companies in the world. Apple on the hand arguably is considered to be the mother of modern smartphones.
3.0 Macro Environment that Effects Apple Social-cultural, technology, economic, political and legislation is the elements of macro environment that effects Apple which are described as below: 3.1 Social-cultural ITunes is Apple’s biggest virtual media store. In general, the image of the Apple also depicts the modern individual lifestyle, combining function and conception, resulting in brand recognition and commitment. In conditions of the demographic features, Apple is targeting the two major generations. One generation is mainly consists of working adults, where they might sustain a higher and stable income to purchase Apple’s expensive and complex equipment. Thusly, the sophisticated and high-tech Apple products would definitely
Samsung company apologized to consumers after the scandal and they mentioned about their expectations to increase battery capacity and satisfy the consumers with the new design of Galaxy Note 7. Samsung blamed their suppliers for battery explosion and added to change their suppliers. Risk analysis and risk management were the most important features that a giant company should pay attention to, but Samsung acted as the amateur in this regard during the scandal, and it had deficiencies in this process. In the concept of corporate governance, there are some important topics that need to be handled by the company, such as principles, policies, procedures, responsibilities and accountability. During this scandal, the board did not get enough action.
It has been said that the growth of Nike was expected to grow from 4.5% in 2009 to 6.5% in 2012 (“Why Nike Will Outspace Sports Apparel Market Growth”, 2013). However, due to continuous support from the consumers in counterfeit products, this hinders the growth of Nike by a huge percentage. This counterfeit issue is like fighting against your own reflection as the competition is within similar products, one being the original product and the other being the fake