Conclusion In the computer industry, most people still perceive Apple as the runner because of the significant influence Microsoft has on personal computers. However apple has been able to diversify its product line in the technology scope i.e. from computer hardware to software, gadgets and online media. This makes apple able to serve most of the consumer needs not only in variety but also in the quality in design and performance of its products. Through adopting a division form of business, apple makes it hard for it to be acquired since this will require a massive buyoff.
For the past on going 40 years Microsoft and Apple have been rivals; Apple has always boasts its computer superiority, but when it comes to beginner gaming up to professional gaming, or just gaming in general, Microsoft supported devices have been elite and far more superior. A multitude of game developers release games for both Apple devices and Microsoft supported devices, but most of the developers prioritize the releasing of games and updates first to Microsoft supported devices. In some instances, consumers of Apple devices have to wait months or years before a game will ever be released or even supported. Which brings up the fact that support is a major issue with Apple, upgrades and technological advances are extremely slow with Apple and tremendously fast with Microsoft. Apple tends to release there Macintosh computers with minor advances such as a touchless display with 5k resolution, a pressure sensitive track pad, with meager processors that are not current generation.
Their efforts and perseverance towards renovating the common computer paid off, as they now own a multi-billion dollar corporation. Apple Inc. is still working hard to develop and design the latest breakthrough consumer technologies and electronics, and it all stems f... ... middle of paper ... .... has proved as worthy competition for other consumer-electronic producers in the economy. Its stock, at $524.94 a share, has also proved as competition in the stock market. The stock first increased greatly in December of 2007. It dropped in December of 2008, but then took a steady climb up to $667.10 a share in September of 2012.
In addition, Apple’s unmatchable success with it’s iPod mp3 player and revolutionary iTunes music store has left many companies struggling to keep up with the new wave of giving consumers the simplicity they desire in technology. The recent announcement along with the release of new Apple computers using the Intel processor, rather than the faithful IBM PowerPc processor, has allowed the company to enter into an entire new realm of needed compatibility with it’s desktop and portable computers. The Intel chip allows the new machines to run the Windows Operating System natively as well as OS X on the same drive. With the correct setup of virtualization software, these two operating systems may even run at the same time, and a couple of key commands would be able to instantly switch between operating systems. This development in technology now encourages users to switch to the very desirable Macintosh community without completely sacrificing the often thought needs of the PC.
Most of people believe that Apple brought the smartphones revolution to the world and it changed “everything”, and maybe that is why Apple has more royal supporters than Samsung. The most important part for smartphone is operation system and which gives the smartphone a “life”. The better operation system can make better features for smartphones. For example,
Since then the CEO of Apple has been Steve Jobs. Throughout his career in the computer industry, Steve Jobs has been called tyrannical, mercurial, brilliant, and a revolutionary man because he has brought the world a Mac, an IPhone, and a new way of living with technology (Collins 1). Apple made its biggest turning point on October 23, 2001 when the first generation IPod was released. This changed the industry of MP3 players and the way people listen to music. IPod has influenced people's lives because you can take it everywhere you go, download music on the go, and pick the perfect one that suits your personality.
Why did I choose Apple? Apple is a well-known company creating the exciting products we want to have in our pockets. Also, Apple is a company with advancements that are hiding around every corner. As they have predicted, Apple is believed to completely rule the smartphone industry with all of its advancements in technology. I also find the humble beginnings of Apple to be very respectable as new business startups can be challenging, leading to the failure of many of them.
Apple has started to take this information on board only after the death of Steve Jobs and has purchased companies, issued dividends and underwent share buy backs. This had inflated the share price more and also allowed Apple to use acquired company's technologies in their product range such as the Touch ID on the latest iPhone 5S.” Trademark loyalty is one of the best things that the company has been going for it. This has created a type of loyalty with consumers for Apple to keep and grow over time while their competitions, such as Android based smartphones, have found it hard to take some of this market back. The brand and the logo itself of the company are known around the world by most people and would be able to name at least one product made by Apple. Cu... ... middle of paper ... ... the Apple TV set-top box.” Apple competitions are their biggest threats.
There is also the wearable technology revolution that has just begun with Apple’s Apple Watch sparking popularity in the market. Last, but not least, there is a significant amount of popularity in both Apple’s iPad and Microsoft’s Surface which is essential and touchscreen computer. Microsoft’s surface blurs the lines between laptop and tablet, with the Surface running a full version of Windows 8, while the newest iPad still runs the same operating system as the iPhone series, iOS. This example points out a key difference between Microsoft and Apple which is their operating systems and even their business
Moving ahead, in 2001, Apple tastes a big success of iPod music player and becomes a leader in the electronic industry, dropping "computer" from its name and keeping on to release to iPod and iPhone. Steven has faced many problems in making apply company a big success each year step by step. He has followed many business partners but with each of them was an issue. As jobs overcome with the issues and give his hard efforts to make Apple a big name in the world. As a result, Apple Company is one of the best technology companies and had left a brand and benchmark of it in the mind of consumers and its rival company.