Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), arguably the largest technology company in the world, is on the cutting edge of nearly every facet of technology.
Their iPhone line has been the number one mobile phone, since it came on the market, and as we reported earlier, they also posted the highest number of tablet sales, thanks to their iPad line of products.
However, with all of the inventions and gadgets, that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has to offer, some people fear that the company may be trending towards boring. ZDNet.com writer, Ben Woods, offers some insight into the subject, as he reports. According to Woods, iPhone 5 will probably send consumers into a frenzy when it is finally released in September. However, he notes that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has continuously used the same name and basic design for their products for several years now.
The iPhone is a household name around the world, and every year, rather than completely reinventing their phone, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) simply updates it to include new features. Woods says this isn’t enough to hold interest for him. The iPad and iPhone are what he calls the “default choice” for those who have enough cash to spend on them. He states very plainly that the default choice has never been very interesting.
Woods recounts the latest upgrades brought by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), to its product lines. The iPad was upgraded with higher resolution, a better camera, a slightly better graphics card, and 4G capabilities. He remarks that although Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) seemed proud of the fact that they were able to accomplish all of this, while keeping the battery life equal to previous models, they forgot to mention the additional weight in the newer one.
The iPhone 4S was upgraded to include Siri voice dictation, a better screen and camera, a slightly better processor, and better reception. Woods points out that Siri was available as an app, long before Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) bought the company which made it. He also cites that the upgrades Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) offered in their line of laptops was almost nonexistent.
This brings us to the point of the matter. Is Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) really boring? I mean, true, they have indeed, redundantly used their product names over and over. But, could it be that the very things Woods hates, is what is bringing Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) so much success? No matter where you go, you will not meet someone who has never heard of the iPhone. Maybe Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is on to something. After all, they are the biggest player in the mobile market, in both phone and tablet sales. Perhaps, if the other companies were not in such a rush to develop new “interesting” products, they might take a larger share of the market from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).
Even one of the judges in the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) vs. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (ADR) (LON:BC94) lawsuit, which we have been covering here at ValueWalk, said that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s devices were cooler than Samsung’s. This seems to be a sentiment carried over to the general public, and reflected in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung sales numbers, which have recently been released.
It will be interesting to see how customers respond when the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini finally do get released to the public. Maybe, just maybe, there will be enough people who are bored with the products, that I won’t have to stand in line to get mine. I doubt I will get that lucky, as some European markets are already offering pre sale tickets for customers to prepay and order their phone in advance. There is sure to be a rush for the new products, as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is never short on surprises.