Apple Inc Case Analysis

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Apple Inc. is an American Company is known as a multinational technological company headquartered in California. It has various functionalities in different computer business domains. The first functionality is that is designs, develops and sells electronic devices, computer software and online services. The hardware products are the iPhone smart phone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, and the Apple watch smart watch. In terms of software, the software Apple have released so far are OS X and IOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites. In addition, concerning the online services, all Apple consumers have …show more content…
In 1990, Apple introduced three lower cost models due to some sale drop in market, the Macintosh Classic, Macintosh LC and Macintosh IIsi, all of which saw significant sales due to pent up demand. In 1991 Apple then introduced the PowerBook that had a design that set the current shape for almost all modern laptops. The same year, Apple introduced new IOS system called System 7 that is a major upgrade to the operating system which added color to the interface and introduced new networking capabilities. In the years 1991-97, it was considered as a decline, restricting and an acquisitions state. In this stage, the Penlite was Apple's first attempt as a tablet computer. In this period, Microsoft gained a lot of interest in the market since it focused on the easy cheap software commercial computers. Whereas Apple relied on rich engineering and expensive experience. In the range between 1997-2007, the Apple Machintosh was developed. In addition, this time was a platform formation of the next highly fruitful generation in the apple company. Where this range is after the year 2007, where Apple added to the phone investments, multimedia player and others iPods and iPads …show more content…
In 2011, Apple's profit margins were 40 percent, compared with between 10 and 20 percent for most other hardware companies. Cook's catchphrase to describe his focus on the company's operational arm is: “Nobody wants to buy sour milk”.
During the Mac's early history Apple generally refused to adopt prevailing industry standards for hardware, instead creating their own. This trend was largely reversed in the late 1990s, beginning with Apple's adoption of the PCI bus in the 7500/8500/9500 Power Macs. Apple has since adopted (and often co-developed) industry standards such asUSB, AGP, HyperTransport, Wi-Fi, and others in its products. FireWire is an Apple-originated standard that was widely adopted across the industry after it was standardized asIEEE 1394.

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