Apple Might Not Be as Bulletproof as Some Think: 10 Reasons Why
Apple enjoys a level of trust and respect in the technology industry that has yet to be matched. The iPhone maker is the world’s most popular brand, and it’s also the largest public company. Customers each year flock to stores to get their hands on its latest products, and judging by the billions in profits it generates each quarter, there’s really nothing it has to worry about when it comes to cash. That success, as well as Apple’s seemingly unique ability to cater to the needs of customers, has prompted many to believe that it’s impossible for the company to lose its standing as the industry’s most dominant firm. However, it looks like there are some cracks showing up in the armor and people are wondering whether Apple’s long string of unassailable dominance is about to come to an end. Apple’s products have earned it the right to gloat a bit, but the iPhone maker is by no means bulletproof. In fact, there’s a good chance that over the next several years Apple could lose its standing as the dominant force in tech and be subject to the same sales and profit troubles other companies in the computer industry have been dealing with. Take a look at the reasons why.
iPhone 5 Demand in China
Apple launched the iPhone 5 in China and already there are reports of things not going so well for the company. In fact, many stores at the end of the day still had some stock available. That could be due to Apple only offering the iPhone 5 on China Unicom and China Telecom, and not China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier, but it might have something to do with China’s consumers increasingly opting for Android. China is extremely important. And right now, Apple isn’t as popular in that country as it would like to be.