iPhone Continues To Lose Its Brand Identity: Apple Needs To Come Back With New Smartphone Strategy

Must Read

23 Consecutive Quarters of Losses Amounting To $4.5 Billion Led LG To Exit Mobile Phone Market Worldwide

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. But that doesn't seem to fit in the case of...

Reliance Jio Buying Spectrum From Rival Bharati Airtel Is A Win-Win Deal

In what can only be called an unlikely deal between two rivals, Reliance Jio will be acquiring some spectrum...

Can CBD Gummies Be Beneficial For College Students?

College students often feel more pressure than they have ever—or will ever—feel in their entire lives. Many students are...

Undoubtedly, Apple has created an incredible brand value among users with its strong mobile ecosystem and flawless nature of its products. But this time, the massive popularity of the device seems to be watered down. The product has continuously been losing its glory especially among teens. According to a recent survey report, a significant number of teens believes, “Apple is done”. It seems that the impact of Apple’s iPhone has cooled down among youngest Smartphone audience.

The survey revealed that the company has dropped several spots (or remained flat) in terms of brand value. As Apple’s iPhone 5 experienced several technological glitches including ‘suffgate’ and mapping app, some competitors such as Samsung and other have stepped their Smartphone business by offering innovative and cooled products at very affordable price tags.

This time, Samsung is quite aggressive with its Smartphone business, and it’s significantly targeting to youth demographic. The south Korean company has already spent millions of dollars over the past few months on their ad campaigns, proving iPhone is for old people (especially parents). In addition, RIM has also focused on youth demographic, and this is the reason why it has aligned with a few youth-oriented brands. The company is endeavoring to develop more BlackBerry-specific apps aiming at 16-20 year old youths.  At present, Samsung is really a formidable competitor for Apple.

Advertisements
Is Apple Changing Its strategy With iPhone ?

Back in the day, before the launch of iPhone 5, everyone waited to hear what Apple would do next. As the company has launched number of products last year, the perception of users has changed. It’s true that Apple has revolutionized multiple spaces with its outstanding products such as iPod, iPhone and iPad.  But what has happened with the company this time? There’s rumor about cheaper iPhone, expecting to come under $150 price tag.

However, before this, there were lots of rumors about iPad Mini. It was expected that Apple could launch low-quality inexpensive iPad. But what happened? The device was one of the company’s premium products, and it’s still selling well till date. Furthermore, the company’s products such as iPhone and iPad have failed to entice a wider audience in emerging markets. Still, there’s a massive opportunity for low-priced Smartphones and Tablets in these markets.

We should believe that Apple will launch slightly less expensive iPhone ( premium priced product) like iPad Mini in late 2013. The company has shown great success so far because it’s focused on selective products.

Apple Not Focused On Developing Cheap Products

In an interview, Apple’s Marketing SVP-Phil Schiller—refuted all rumors about cheap iPhone. Schiller stated that the company is not focused on manufacturing a less expensive version of Smartphone especially in emerging countries to grab market share.

Schiller said, “We are not like other companies, launching multiple products at once, then hoping one will get the attention of consumers.”

Apparently, Apple uses latest technology and high-quality components for developing new products. But the rumors say that the company could use less expensive parts like polycarbonate plastic, or recycled components with cheap iPhones. However, it’s true that a more affordable iPhone would fuel the company to compete with low-priced Android handsets in emerging markets including India and China.

Advertisements

Anyway, Android devices are popular among youths because those are less expensive, and having strong app ecosystems. With the launch of iPhone 5, there’s quite some negative buzzes about the device such as lack of innovation. Indeed, this time, Apple needs to focus on innovation (rather than cheap iPhone) in order to compete with its potent rival like Samsung, HTC and Nokia.

1 COMMENT

  1. I don’t think Apple has anything to worry about. They’re a market leader. HTC and Samsung mobile devices are forced upon teens who’s parents simply cannot or will not purchase an iPhone. If Apple did make a cheaper mobile device they’d be contributing to losing their brand identity. Thats not who they are and unless you’ve lived under a rock for the last decade you should be aware of this. Nokia and RIM are the ones who need to be working on something innovative right now.
    (Sent from my iPhone)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

The Reason Behind Apple Never Launched Immensely Popular iMessenger For Android Is Shocking!

The long ongoing legal battle between Epic Games and Apple has wreaked enough havoc for the latter and Google....

In-Depth: Dprime

Will ‘TikTok By Microsoft’ Be A Winner?

For the last two years, TikTok has been in the public eye for all sorts of reasons. First, it was the exploded and unparalleled...

Facebook Subscription Model: Looking Beyond Ad Dollars?

Seldom do job listings create a stir this gripping. However, when the job listing in question is a stealth post from Twitter, with a...

Will The Online Food Delivery Market in India End Up Becoming A Two-Horse Race?

It's pretty much evident that the food delivery space in India is all set to get riled up soon enough as one of the...

More Articles Like This