- Nov 7, 2012
A great CEO sees opportunity for growth too, and yes, Apple does excel in refining new product categories but that's only going to be their only strong suit, but they are never going to be anything but a niche player in any given market...
And I think we should just accept that as a plus for Apple.
The iPod was a niche?
What's exactly is you definition of a niche?
As someone earlier said: Apple has nearly 800 million iTunes accounts, do you consider that number to be niche?
Just for some perspective, In June of 2013, iTunes had about 575 million accounts. That's a growth rate of 40% in ONE year, yup new users.
Now let's look at Google stats Gmail users were around 500 million, Google drive userrs : 120 million,
Here are some more facts about what you consider niche speedy:
-If the iPhone were a company in its own right, it would be bigger than McDonald?s and Coca Cola combined.
-The iPad generated more revenue last quarter than Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Groupon, and Tesla combined.
-Apple?s sales from hardware accessories is larger than Chipotle?s revenue.
-Apple?s iTunes, software, and services businesses are bigger than eBay.
-While sales of the old iPod line may be shrinking, it?s still 77% larger than Twitter.
ROFLMAO @ niche; Apple owns the market, that's anything but niche.