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Apple needs to start catering features to specific countries.
A gaming push would skyrocket iPhone marketshare. Funny how Sony is #3 as I think a partnership with Sony PlayStation would help Apple. For example releasing the PS1/PS2 catalog on iOS would be great or a subscription service on iOS/tvOS. Of course a Nintendo buyout would be amazing for everyone.
Handheld gaming is huge in Japan. If Apple gave 2 shi** about gaming, more people in Japan would pay the extra $$ for the added "gaming handheld".
Apple could also integrate LINE(A popular Japanese text app) into iMessage or acquire the company.
Line began in summer 2011 as a communication system for NHN Japan employees. It then saw explosive growth when released to the public in June of that year. By 18 January 2013, Line had been downloaded 100 million times worldwide. The number expanded to 140 million by early July 2013 and to 200 million by July 21. As of June 2016, Japan claimed 68 million users while Thailand had 33 million. As of February 2014, Indonesia had 20 million users, Taiwan 17 million, while India and Spain had 16 million each. NHN company representatives announced plans to reach 300 million by further expansion in East Asia, Spain, and Chile. In April 2014, Naver announced that Line had reached 400 million worldwide users, and by 2017 this had grown to 700 million.
mac2net said:no doubt about it - little timmie cookie has been a one trick pony and the circus is over - say bye bye timmie
Tim Cook has made Apple 5x larger than when Steve was alive.
If you take out the iPhone "trick" from Apples revenue, they're still one of the biggest companies in tech history.
exceptionhandler said:AppleExposed said:elijahg said:genovelle said:ireland said:The price lowering is hardly mentionable. It’s slight.ksec said:It is nice that one day AI say all those iPhone XS not selling in China are bull shit, then next day decide to report about the biggest discovery was that XS is dropping YoY in shipment. Then decided price drop will fix everything and had 80+% increase in sales, and now it isn't doing so well again. May be another day DED will have yet another article " This has all happened before "....
DED reports FACTS. Don't like it? Go to the Verge.
iPhone XS was priced the same as iPhone X, a very very very successful iPhone.
The facts are still there. A breath of fresh air from all the doom articles circling the internet as fact. There's a reason DED articles bring the most 1-post idiots.
Back on topic:
Apple should cater to countries. With the knockoffs copying all of Apple's features, Apple needs to partner with Chinese companies or like people have suggested, offer country specific items in Apple Stores.
k2kw said:AppleExposed said:
Not bad considering the competition gives them away for free or 20 bucks.
The sad part is that Apple is being compared to them when Apple never intended to compete with them.
What Apple could do is release a gen 2, drop the price of gen 1 $100 and then surprise us with a portable version. There's already crappy portable speakers copying the HomePod design.
Aux is looking back, Apple needs to look forward. Another poster mentions them being expensive to litter around the house and that's a good point. Which is why a HomePod mini would make sense.
Apple needs to go all in with Home.
leavingthebigg said:The more I come to this site the more articles I see that are b*tch, b*tch, b*tch about anything or articles filled with half-truths purposely skewed to favor another company and/or to make people think Apple users are missing out on something Android users enjoying.
Epic doesn’t intend to sell to anyone, but after Jim Cramer suggests Apple buy the company, an article is written using a selected part of the Epic CEO’s words to make it look like Apple was spurned by a buyout offer.
5G support of a modem that won’t be released until late 2019, has no infrastructure support from telephone carriers, resembles previous nightmarish communications upgrades is written to portray Apple as a laggard while others will provide experiences to be envious of.
New hardware rumored by a “reliable” analyst gets reported then shortly afterwards a hit piece on current hardware is written/published.
People were complaining in the forums about new iMacs all week. So this is a response that generates clicks.
clarker99 said:Are they doing fit bit ripoffs now?
The AirPod ripoffs were always going to happen.
But...But But Apple isn't innovating!!!