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May 29, 2016

top 5 best lessons from Apple for entrepreneurs


As an entrepreneur, you’ll hear a lot of people tell you that you need to reach out and figure out what people want, which means listening to your critics, often times more patiently than you’d like. Apple decides to flip the script and instead focus on building what they want to build, no matter the perceived cost. When Steve Jobs debuted the iPad, the critics stood in line, throwing every insult they could muster. The critics said that the iPad would fail. The numbers say otherwise

Stick to you conviction


.Each and every time Apple decided to innovate, they were laughed at. They prevailed anyway. “Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.”


 2. Turn the Ordinary into Something Beautiful For quite some time, PC fans enjoyed the work of buying their own parts and building their own tower systems. At the same time, PC makers were building standard hardware for standard applications. Apple would have none of that. They’ve been pioneering not only the features of standard operating systems and computer systems, but simultaneously reinventing the design standards as well. As a result, we have the gorgeous iMac, the beautiful new Macbook Air, and who could forget, the amazing iPhone 4. Where others focus on one aspect of the equation, Apple focuses on the entire product, and it shows.

Justify Your Price :We’re in a time when pricing strategies are all over the place. People don’t know what to charge, and in many cases, prefer to race to the bottom instead of pricing strategically to a market that can bear the cost.
 Once more, Apple ignores the standard by not only pricing their technology more than 2x what their competitors charge, but doing so without blinking. How can they get away with it?
The truth of the answer is twofold: 1. They build beautiful products for an audience that loves them passionately. 2. They justify their price with features and benefits that can’t be matched.

Lets look at the 4 reasons why Apple can get away with its premium pricing

  1.  No other computer can match the display of a 27” iMac…it simply can’t be done. 
  2.  No other software can match what iTunes brings to the table. 
  3.  No laptop is as thin as the Macbook Air. 
  4.  No software is more intuitive, no product more valuable than the Apple product. 
  5. Any other smartphone looks like it was developed by rookies when compared to an iPhone
    You simply cannot compare the two. " 


  6. Build a tribe :It’s no secret that Apple has built one of the most hardcore fan bases of any product and of any time. There’s a reason they’re called “fanboys.”
    But who cares, right? Most of the chatter is out of jealousy more than anything, but Apple doesn’t really care. They know that they serve an elite audience, and rather than back away from that fact, they embrace i


January 13, 2016

apple stock decline cost investors more than $100 billion

"apple stock falls below $100 for the first time in 15 months"

The Fall of  Apple Stock Value 




China  stock market has not only spooked global stock market, but also apple and its stock value .Apple Inc. shares closed below $100 for the first time in 15 months amidst  panic reaction across global  stock markets including NASDAQ . As reported by WSJ,Apple's  sharp  falls in its stock value comes in a indication signalling   slowing growth in the two pillars of the company’s recent success: the iPhone and China.

October 31, 2015

globally every 8 smartphones bought are powered by Android ,as iOS growth declines



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According to IDC, the smartphone OS during Q2,2015  was  led by Android who remains the  undisputed number 1  with a marketshare of 83% ,and  leads by a huge  margin as compared to its nearest competitor at 14%. 

The number 2 is Apple's iOS with 14%, followed by windows phone with 2.6%


"Android vs iOS marketshare comparison"


Likewise the next  chart ( above this) shows marketshare of smartphone OS as of Q2,2014,during which  Android had 76% marketshare .Meanwhile  iOS smartphone OS  looked strong at that point with almost 20% marketshare However its growth fizzled down  and as the first chart shows.

October 29, 2015

Apple's shrinking Ipad business vs stunning Iphone success

The study of 2 contrasting products from Apple stable : iphone vs iPad


Apple's growth comparison: iPhone vs iPad "

" iPad vs iPhone  sales"
The Ipad continues to bleed as the IPhone continue to ride on unprecedented growth. From a peak of 25 million Ipads  in December 2014.

Ipad shipments  has slumped to 9.9 million last quarter, down 20% year-over-year. However it still managed to do about $4.3 billion this quarter , but whats disappointing, is that this was the first time  that Apple shipped fewer than 10 million iPad's in a quarter since the June 2011 quarter.

 In contrast the story of iPhone is something remarkable.The very fact that iPhone manages to sell upgraded versions year after year, without a  radical change in its product is remarkable. This quarter iPhone made up 63% of  overall Apple revenue ,selling more than 48 million  iPhone's a 22% YoY growth

The biggest growth for Apple came from China, as sales grew  99% year-over-year,mainly due to the early launch of the iPhone there this year.

Apple wows wall street, delivers a stunning 22% growth and 51billion USD in revenue

Apple earnings call :Video charts showing the top 5 takeaways


 

 Apple Wows wall street

s Apple surpassed al expectations and investors grew richer, as its 2014, q4 expectations was the best in the last 11 quarters notching a record $51.5 billion in revenue,representing 22% year-over-year growth,selling 48million iphones.However amidst spectacular increase in the number of iphones sold ,The iPad remains a question mark for Apple. Shipments declined to 9.9 million last quarter, edown 20% year-over-year These 5 charts summarise Apple's earning season

September 12, 2015

May 31, 2015

Here is the chart showing how how many apple watches got sold

"list of apple watches sold"

" which apple watch was the most bought"

So how many apple watches was finally sold ?data from slice Intelligence estimates that 957,000 people in the U.S. pre-ordered an Apple  on the 1st day it went for sale, 
On an  average  around  1.3 watches were ordered with spends of  $503.83 per watch. Those ordering an Apple Watch Sport spent $382.83 per watch and those ordering the Apple Watch spent $707.04.

Interestingly  those who bough the apple watch  72% purchased an Apple product in the past two years (iPhone, Mac or iPad), and 21% pre-ordered an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus mere months ago

62%  purchased the less-expensive Sport model. However, many Apple Watch buyers invested in the pricier case but the cheapest band, with more than one third adding a black or white Sport band


May 22, 2015

May 19, 2015

apple app store most popular categories in 2015

Statistic: Most popular Apple App Store categories in March 2015, by share of available apps | Statista


Gaming with over 20% share  along with business and education with   almost 10% share each form 40% share  of global app  category at appstore. Lifestyle , entertainment and utilities form the   next 3 most app store categories

May 8, 2015

iphone and ipad make up 27% mobile ad impressions in europe


"mobile handsets with highest ad impressions in europe"

iPad and iPhone  together forms 27% of total mobile ad impressions in europe

iPhone  with 22.8% and ipad with 5.5%  lead as the tops handsets with the highest mobile ad impressions.However in terms of manufacturers Samsung  is the number  one  with 39% share ( down in Q1 2015 followed by Apple with 39% ( growth of 3.9% in  Q12015)



April 29, 2015

ipad contributes 12% to apple's revenue compared to 68% by iphone




"apple products  ranked by revenues"

chart comparison of apple revenue by products

The lastest data from  Apple's earning call shows that the  iphone commands 68% revenue  in Apple's overall  product revenue share  with mac and ipad contributing 9 and 12% respectively  in the first quarter of 2015.Revenues from iPhone  meanwhile  increased by 57%   compared to same time in 2014 ,while ipad revenues was down by 21%.Revenues from mac grew by 8%. in 2015 as compared to the same time last year in 2014

Apple's revenue by geography:with 70% growth,China set to emerge as no 2 apple market

" apple's revenue from global regions "

APPLES REVENUE BY  GEOGRAPHY  2015 VS 2014 ;

APPLE'S REVENUES FROM CHINA GREW BY 69%  IN Q1,2015.ALL SET TO  REPLACE EUROPE AS THE NO 2  BIGGEST MARKET

 China is on the verge of replacing Europe as apple's  no 2  biggest revenue making region after growing an at impressive a 70% growth in Q1,2015.
For Apple the growth in Chinese market has surpassed  all  expectations. Europe's loss is china's gain as Apple  is set  to  make China its second home after America, the original bastion of  Apple. So far  Apple's revenue was centered around America which in Q12015  has seen its revenue growing by 23% compared to the  20% growth from  European market. In comparison it has seen  70% growth  from the 
Chinese market during the same duration .Apple's Asia Pacific revenue  too showed an impressive 33% growth.

Chart of the day : ipad loosing its way in the tablet market

"ipad mini has been a disaster to ipad"
Statistic: Apple's iPad market share of global tablet shipments from first quarter 2012 to fourth quarter 2014 | Statista

Find more statistics at Statista

 Apple's  seem to be loosing its leadership position in the tablet market . Apple was the first to enter this market back in  2010  and seems to   have lost their way since its heydays in 2013 when it was in its height of popularity. Tim Cook had termed the dip in sales a speed bump last year. However it seems that this bump is beginning to  slowly look like the  entire road  is bumpy

So how did this happen ? : Blurring of lines between the ipad mini and iphone and original ipad: The ipad mini killed the market for apple. The ipad was the kind of Tablet users liked. Stylishly designed..just the right size.The mini killed this market as " it only served to  giveusers the message that  even an standard smartphone can be a tablet .Plus the pricing played a big role with the iPhone 6 Plus costing  about the same as an iPad mini up front.

This was a typical positioning disaster you cant  be everything to everyone. The ipad mini started 
cannibalizing its own  flagship brand . You can see  cannibalization of the iPad is shown in a chart from Credit Suiss

Phablets vs Tablets : has the 4 inches Screen Smartphones killed the Tablet star ?

the phablets   have cannibalised the tablet market

The chart shows how Phablets has  sounded the death knell for Tablets

Below the cannibalization of the iPad is shown in a chart from Credit Suisse. Characterizing phablets as “4+ inches” seems a little out of date, but the point is clear, phablets like the iPhone 6 are eating into tablet share across the board.

Apple's impressive Q1,2015 sees 38% profit growth, with 70% of its revenue coming from iphones



iphone  contributes to 70% apple revenue
Apple's latest earning report for Q1,2015 shows "iPhone sales  have been growing at a ridiculous  high  rate , and iphones now accounts for around 70% or two-thirds of Apple's revenue. Macs continue to grow at a respectable rate. However apple's hold on iPads continue to weaken and take another sharp year-over-year tumble. Meanwhile apple grew its profit by over 38% and revenue by over 29% in Q1,2015  amidst notching up another impressive quarterly result.Apple broke quarterly records  in 2015, Q1 with $18 billion in profit and $74.6 billion in revenue, compared to $13.1 billion in profit and $57.6 billion in revenue in Q1 of 2014

April 4, 2015

conversion rate and CTR by devices:


 devices and conversion rate

devices and conversion rates




Desktops, Tablets are among the devices where conversion rates  is the highest. Further  among tablets the iPad, Kindle has the highest conversion rate  9% and 8.64% respectively. Windows phone has the lowest CTR,

April 3, 2015

global marketshare of tablet vendors by brand



Apple vs Samsung vs Amazon : marketshare of tablets

This chart shows how apple started off in the Tablet market and how Samsung had been trying to catch up as their legendary rivalry seems  far from over 

 In 2012 Q4, Apple had 35% marketshare ,compared to 15% by Samsung, In  Q3, 2013 Apple had 30% share compared to 18% by Samsung . Amazon which started off with a bang post launch of Kindle Fire Tablet  as  in Q4,2011 it had 16.1% share, overtaking Samsung while apple with 51% led the tablet craze. 

The last 2 years has seen Amazon's tablet sales declining Meanwhile Asus  Lenevo and Acer..combined on the average hardly exceed the 6% of the tablet marketshare . Asus best performance was in Q2, 2013 when it bridged the 7% share for the first time

On its 5th birthday, ipad sales reach 250m, monthly sales exceeds 4million

5 YEARS OF APPLE'S IPAD  SALES

The first Apple iPad was released in April 2010 and there have since been six versions of the ipad, with the last version released in 2014 April.As s of June 2014, Apple had sold a record 200 million ipad since its release.

From  July 2014 to  March 31st ,2015 , another  45 million units has been sold in just 9 months.. That makes  245 million  total ipads have been shipped  worldwide in the last 5 years , with an average of  50million ipads sold yearly, which  means around   4.1million  ipads are sold monthly