Apple is one of the dominant competitors in the communications arena. It provides the world with innovative mobile phones and tablets that can match any of its kind in the market. The computers and laptops that this company makes have also been at par with its oldest competitor, Microsoft.
But, in the business world, we must focus on communication rather than with computers. The iPhone and iPad are great additions to any business owner who wish to have their communication tools along with them even outside their place of business. These gadgets provide adequate mobility that every business owner would need if they are the type that needs to be on the road a lot. This is surely one of the reasons that owners should opt for Apple products.
Despite its glory and popularity, there are still some matters that every business owner should think of before they consider to purchase these products. There can be repercussions from simply obtaining Apple products and not be aware of its possible problems. Looking at these matters would help these business owners determine whether the products of this company are for them or not.
One of the most important things to look at is the price of these gadgets. The 16 GB unit would cost $649, 32 GB for $749, and 64 GB costs $849. These prices are really higher than its greatest competitor’s line of gadgets. The price difference might be too much because the performances of Apple products are the same or substantially the same as their competitors. Cost-efficient business owners would certainly opt to have the gadgets of other manufacturers.
As to its performance, iPhones and iPads are some of the best gadgets in the market. But, there are still some matters that are worth noting in this aspect. As far as personal customization is concerned, Apple is prohibiting its products from being customized beyond what Apple wants it to be. True, established third party service providers, like RingCentral phone services, but non Apple-authorized apps can’t be easily installed. In order for business owners to personalize their Apple products, they have to Jailbreak it, but that means it would void their warranty with Apple and they could probably violate certain laws, depending on the state they are in. This is the only known way for third party applications and customization to be made possible.
Battery life is also an important aspect to look into. This will determine how long an owner would be able to use their gadgets for a certain time. The new iPhone5 has shown an increase in the span of its battery life, but its competitors have already proven that the iPhone’s battery life is still inferior to their products. There are also problems in this aspect already known to Apple and its clients. A lot of complaints have already been circulating on the Internet about owners having certain problems with their iPhone5.
Maybe, the reason for the success of Apple is its faithful clientele and not simply because of its performance. These products are already considered mainstream because most people already have them. But, because of the emergence and improvements in their competitors’ own gadgets, Apple must step its game up and not just rely on their hard-core fans. To be honest, there’s not much difference between an iPhone4S and iPhone5, is there?