This multi-billion dollar company models, develops, and sells high-tech electronics, computer software, web-based services, and PCs. Founded in 1976, Apple’s products have since been desired by millions worldwide. From their mp3 players to their personal computers, and everything in between, Apple has proven itself number one in the technology market. According to NBCNews (2011), Apple is number one because they constantly improve products, have strong relationships with their distribution center, and have sleek product designs. Now, they are outdoing competitors like Samsung, Dell, and Microsoft (TodaysiPhone, 2012).
ACHIEVING GLOBAL COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OF APPLE INC. Apple Inc. is an American conglomerate company located in one immeasurable loop, Cupertino, California in the middle of the Silicon Valley. (OPPapers, 2012). Apple is motivated on their designing, developing, innovating new products like the personal computers, other related software products, and the electronic products such as MP3 players and iPods. Apple Inc.’s main products are iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPads and its latest advanced product is iWatch, which is on the edge of creating another revolution after iPhone. Apple Inc. has transformed its image from an inventive computer manufacturer to a fully-fledged consumer 's electronic company.
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
Bill Gates, the renowned billionaire who grew up as a small child fascinated in technological gadgets, which then lead him to completely change the computer industry. Bill Gates changed the whole industry by creating Microsoft, the first real company to bring computers small enough to fit at your home, as well as a computer being simple enough for the common person to understand how to use it. Although some people credit Apple with the revolution of technology, Bill Gates helped, advanced and changed the world in many ways through his inventions of personal computing products that were high quality and affordable. With the success of Microsoft leading him to be the richest man alive, this also lead him to start his foundation, the Bill and
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In Tim Cook’s speech at Steve Jobs’ memorial, Tim does his best to convince his audience that Steve Jobs made a vast impact on technology and people’s life across the nation. Steve Jobs was the engineer, inventor, and Apple co-founder. He was a creative entrepreneur whose passion for the greatest drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, tablet computing, phones and digital publishing. The IPod and ITunes, Steve reminded all of us of our love for music, changed the way the world listens to music, and along the way, changed the entire music industry. Just in 2011 with the introduction of the IPad, Apple jump started an entirely new product category; that no one though they needed and now no one can live without.
Jobs ended up right where he began when Apple purchased NeXT computer for hundreds of millions of dollars. By that time, Apple was almost bankrupt. He was named CEO of Apple after a few months. Through the years, Apple has been a consistent innovator in the digital electronics industry. Jobs’s leadership brought out the iPod music player and launched the iTunes online music store.
Apple Company invented new products such as iPad in 2001. Therefore, this is a reason that Apple becoming the superiority market leader in music players. In 2007, Apple joined the phone industry with the iPhone. Apple is a huge consumer goods company that evaluating its value requires understanding its
Apple, Inc., an American multinational technology company, which founded on April 1, 1976 in California, United States. The company has earned $53 million of income in 2015, which increase $14 million of income compared with 2014 (Apple Inc., 2015). The co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of the company, Steve Jobs is passed away for the pancreatic cancer (Park, 2011). His leadership and entrepreneurship have successfully developed the company from a small personal computer company to a multinational corporation that selling various types of electronic products and software such as, iPad, iPhone, iOS, and others (Apple Inc., 2016). 1.0 Critical Success Factor According to Bullen and Rockart (1981), critical success factor is the significant skills, areas, or actions of a company that contributes to the competitive performance that can make it become successful.
Then in August 2008 Mattel received damages in the range of 100 million. In 2010 the ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a ruling that Mattel had appeared to have won for selling more Bratz dolls. In April 2011, a federal jury in California rejected Mattel’s claim that Mattel owned Bryants idea under his employment contract and the jury also ruled that secrets were stolen from MGA. Mattel was ordered to pay 85 million in liabilities plus another 225 million in damages and legal fees.