met: a tall, red-headed, very loud and outgoing girl named Jessica. So basically the very opposite of me. One day we were walking through the school and we realized that if either of us needed to stay home one day and missed school the other would be completely alone, so we decided that the best plan of action was to make some back-up friends. So, we befriended the first people we saw. This not-very-well-thought-out plan ended up leading us to some great friends. However, one day my parents decided that it would be best for me to move to a charter school that was just about ten minutes from our house. When I told my friends, they completely psyched me out, saying that everyone there were nerds and that I was going to end up dressing like Steve Urkel. Needless to say, I became worried and paranoid that that would happen to me, so I determined to myself that I would not be the nerd that they were convinced I would turn into.
My new school was not as scary as I had originally dreamed it up to be, though my parents practically had to drag me in kicking and screaming. I ended up meeting friends that I still talk to today. My friends at my previous middle school were great, but they didn 't care about school, and although I may not have realized it at the time, doing well in school is very important, if not crucial,to the rest of your life. I still, however, was terrified of being labeled a nerd, so I found someone to look up to that would never be referred to as a nerd: Ariana…
Table of contents
1 ANSWER TO QUESTION 1 1
1.1 HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE THE MARKET FOR THE APPLE IPOD? WHICH ARE THE RELEVANT EXISTING AND FUTURE COMPETITORS? 1
2 ANSWER TO QUESTION 2 1
2.1 HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE APPLE’S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE? 1
3 ANSWER TO QUESTION 3 2
3.1 HOW IMPORTANT IS CUSTOMER LOYALTY FOR APPLE? 2
3.2 WOULD YOU RECOMMEND A STRICT EXIT STRATEGY FOR ITUNES, IF THE PROFIT PER TRACK OF 10 CENTS WILL GO DOWN TO…
increases brand awareness. Besides, Apple’s stores are one of the most profitable in terms of sales.
- Strong marketing and advertising teams
Marketing is one of the strongest functional areas Apple has. It can sell pricier products, build superior stores (they are more or less built to achieve marketing goals) and advertise their products in a compelling manner.
- High price.
Apple’s product cost much more than its competitors devices. Consumers can easily opt for similar…
As I was reading a story on Plato, The Allegory of the Cave is Plato’s way of talking about the human soul. The Allegory points to people who are so focused into their surroundings that these people often become trapped as one within, without really knowing their true ability to keen with their senses. As Plato said, “he contends that people must “go back into the cave”” or return to reality. Plato uses “The Cave” as a metaphor because he is using that for an everyday event as if you were…
Human Resource Management
20 November 2014
Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation whose headquarters is located in Cupertino, California. They design, develop and sell consumer electronics, computer software, online services, and personal computers. Their best-known products are the MacBook’s line in computers, the iPod in the MP3 area, the iPhone smartphone in the phone area, and the iPad for the tablet computer area. Apple Inc. has services…
this report contains on how DuPont analyses theory is used to compare companies working in the same field of expertise.
Also what are the advantages and disadvantages of this theory for the financial managers.
Case study on apple.inc has also been useful.
This report has information on dupont analyses the company and how its theory is world wide popular.
• About DuPont company and its theory
• Advantages and disadvantages of DuPont
Apple was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976. Jobs transformed Apple from a company close to bankruptcy, to one of the most profitable companies in the world. Apple has continued to have a great performance over the past decade, due to its competitive advantages. One major advantage that has helped Apple is its customer loyalty. Apple has created a well-established brand and is known for its easy to use products with a sleek design. Customers have loved the design of Apple’s…
employees who set out to develop a fully compatible clone computer that could use all of the IBM-PC software. There first computer was a portable 8086 machine running a 4 MHz and had 512 Kb of ram. This machine had a reversed engineered BIOS that allowed it use all of the PC software currently out at the market. It was the first portable of its kind and launched the company. Compaq also made other strides in the industry by being the first to market with an Intel 386 based machine, which allowed…
Report presents competitive advantages of Apple since Steve Jobs was back to the company. We believe that Apple has several competitive advantages including sustainable competitive advantages. Basing on value chain report presents list of company’s advantages in every department. Our analysis show that the most important advantages of Apple are vertical integration of company from design to purchasing that leads to high quality, superior design that creates products that meet…
B1. Environmental Analysis
Apple inc. is not only affected by the internal environment but is also affected by the external environment. The two most prominent aspects of macroeconomic environment affecting the company up to date are the economic and technological factors.
Economic factors represent the wider economy so it may include economic growth rates, costs of raw materials, money related strategies and so on (Oxlearn.com, 2015). For an example, the purchasing power depends on the…