Welcome to Apple… Group 8: Adrian Johnson, Melissa Lawrence, Justin Littledike, Beth Martineau, and Matt Meservy
Apple, Inc. Mission Statement: “Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.”
A Strength of Apple: Vision “ I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” -Wayne Gretzky
History of Apple, Inc. 1976 Apple Computer Company founded. 1983 -1984 Enters Fortune 500. John Sculley becomes president and CEO. Apple airs “1984” during Super Bowl. 1985 Jobs forced out of company 1993 Sculley forced out. 1997 Steve Jobs returns to Apple. 2007 Apple changes name to Apple, Inc.
SWOT Strengths: Retail Store Products/Branding Steve Jobs Marketing/ Advertising Innovation Weaknesses: Non-Compatibility Price Proprietary
Inputs, Outputs, & Feedback Inputs: Steve Jobs 17,000 Employees 200+ Retail Stores
What Does Apple Do? Apple is an innovative company that manufactures, markets, and sells many kinds of consumer electronic devices. Apple has developed a series of computers, phones, portable media players, software, and many other products that have advanced technology from what it used to be, as well as creating new needs from the consumers.
A Greener Apple… With the recent concern with global warming, Apple has decided to take a stand and do a few things to help lessen their carbon footprint on the environment.
A Greener Apple… Removing Toxic Chemicals Stopped using lead in their screens in 2006. Apple plans to completely eliminate the use of arsenic in all of its displays by the end of 2008. Plans to reduce and eliminate the use of mercury by switching from fluorescent lamps to LED backlighting.
A Greener Apple... Recycling (E-Waste) Apple recycled 13 million pounds of e-waste in 2006. Predict by 2010 they will recycle 19 million pounds per year. Free iPod recycling in the US (10 % discount to trade in old iPod). Apple products are designed using high quality materials that are in high demand from recyclers.
Profile - Apple Corporation Company Stock Performance Graph shows a five-year comparison of cumulative total shareholder return for the Company.
Profile - Apple Corporation iPod and Computer Growth Apple shipped 2,319,000 Macintosh computers, representing 44 percent unit growth and 47 percent revenue growth over the ending 2007 quarter. Apple sold 22,121,000 iPods during the quarter, representing five percent unit growth and 17 percent revenue growth over the same quarter. Quarterly iPhone sales were 2,315,000. [Corporate Release January 22nd, 2008]
Profile - Apple Corporation Financial Results for 07’ 2007: Revenue-$9.6 billion & net quarterly profit of $1.58 billion. 2006: Revenue-$7.1 billion & net quarterly profit of $1 billion. Gross margin increased from 31.2% to 34.7% a year ago. International sales account for 45% of revenue. Share Holders: As of November 2, 2007, there were 30,336 shareholders of record.
Profile - Apple Corporation Consolidated P&L Statement Earnings Per Gross Margin for each of the last three fiscal years are as follows (in millions, except percentages): September 29, 2007 September 30, 2006 September 24, 2005 Net sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,006 $19,315 $13,931 Cost of sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,852 13,717 9,889 Gross margin . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 8,154 $ 5,598 $ 4,042 Gross margin percentage . . . . . 34.0% 29.0% 29.0% Gross margin percentage of 34.0% in 2007 increased significantly from 29.0% in 2006. The primary drivers of this increase were more favorable costs on certain commodity components, including NAND flash memory and DRAM memory, higher overall revenue that provided for more leverage on fixed production costs and a higher percentage of revenue from the Company’s direct sales channels. Liquidity and Capital Resources Cash, equivalents, investments . $15,386 $10,110 $8,261 Accounts receivable, net . . . . . . . . . $ 1,637 $ 1,252 $ 895 Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 346 $ 270 $ 165 Working capital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,657 $ 8,066 $6,813 Annual operating cash flow . . . . . . . $ 5,470 $ 2,220 $2,535 As of September 29, 2007, the Company had $15.4 billion in cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments, an increase of $5.3 billion over the same balance at the end of September 30, 2006.
Profile - Apple Corporation Markets & Distribution Apple Consumer’s Education: Throughout its history, the Company has focused on the use of technology in education and has been committed to delivering tools to help educators teach and students learn. Creative Professionals: Creative customers utilize a variety of activities including digital video and film production and editing; special effects, compositing/titling; digital still photography; graphic design, publishing, print production; music creation/production; audio production/sound design; web design, development, and administration. Other Market Segments: Apple also provides hardware & software product solutions for: Science, Business, Government, Information Technology.
Profile - Apple Corporation Company Business Strategy Proprietary Business Strategy This strategy works as both its best friend and worst enemy The company is able to benefit from exceptional technological leaps by keeping their knowledge and products proprietary and secret from competition. With this they are not only closing off themselves to open forum of ideas and criticisms they have caused a rift between technological usability. Because of this strategy Apple products can only use Apple software, thus creating the strong competition between Apple & PC. Can both help and hinder growth and performance in the market. Includes expanding its distribution network to effectively reach more of its targeted customers and provide them with a high-quality sales and post-sales support experience.
Strength of Business Strategy Strategy leverages its unique ability to design and develop its own operating system, hardware, application software, and services to provide its customers new products and solutions with superior ease-of-use, seamless integration, and innovative industrial design. Continual investment in research and development is critical to new products and technologies. Continual refinement of already established products.
Profile - Apple Corporation The Company has in place the creative and production elements for continued product innovations. By industry standards the Company has a highly competent workforce, especially in key lead positions relating to creative design, innovation, programming, analysis, and financial oversight. They have established a product footprint in mobile data/communications designs. The Company currently enjoys a clear market lead in seamless mobile data communication applications. As a result, the Company is focused on opportunities related to digital content distribution along with consumer electronic devices, including iPod and Apple TV, and mobile communication devices, including iPhone. Competition is expected to intensify as competitors attempt to imitate Apple’s successful products.
Apple Corporation 3G iphone Apple’s original iphone reached the mark of one million sales within just 74 days from launch. Apple announced number of sales of their new iphone surpassed the one million mark just 3 days after the launch date July 11, 2008. Steve Jobs said he expected 10 million phones to be sold in 2008. The new 3G is twice as fast, available all over the world, and half the price of its original at $199. So Jobs' 2007 estimate may be conservative. iPhone 3G is now available in 21 countries.
Where is Apple Located? Apple’s main headquarters is located at 1 Infinite Loop, Silicon Valley, California.
Where is Apple Located? Apple has also expanded internationally with locations in Cork, Ireland and Silicon Valley, Singapore.
Where is Apple Located? Apple has over 200 retail locations across the U.S. To find a store nearest you, Apple’s main website provides a search engine that can provide that information.
The Apple Retail Store Employees: Apple Specialist: Knows software, inside and out One-to-One Personal Training: Hour Long Free Workshop-Group: Training Genius Bar: Damaged product assessment Concierge: Help you find anything is in the store
History of Apple Products 1977 Apple II (first personal computer) Cost $1,298 1 MHz microprocessor and 4-48 KB of RAM. 1983-Lisa Cost $10,000 5 MHz processor and 1 MB of RAM. 1984 Macintosh Cost $2,495 8 MHz processor and 128-512 KB of RAM. *1985 Steve Job’s forced out 1987 Macintosh II Cost $3,898 16 MHz processor and 128-512 KB of RAM. *1997 Steve Job Returns
iMac All-In-One 1998 iMac- All-In-One Cost $1,299 233 MHz processor, 256 Mb of RAM and 4 GB of Storage Space. 2002 iMac- All-In-One Cost $1,299 700/800 MHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and 60 GB of Storage Space. 2008 iMac- All-In-One Cost $1,199-$2,199 20” – 24” screens. 2.4-3.06 GHz processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 250-500GB of Storage Space. CD / DVD burner drive. iSight camera- you can video chat with friends and family. iLife ’08-photo, iDVD, iWeb: create a photo book, make a movie, build a blog, compose a song, etc…
The iPod 160 GB iPod Classic: $349 40,000 songs for Weighs 5.7 ounces 200 hrs of video Photo Album 2.5-inch Color Display 4 GB iPod Nano: $199 2,000 songs for iPod nano commercial 2 GB iPod shuffle: $69 500 songs
iTunes #1 Music Store in the World Compatible with PC or Mac Turn CD’s into digital music files, plus purchase songs, movies, etc…on iTunes.
iPhone 3G Twice as Fast. Half the Price 16 GB G3 iPhone $349 Cell phone iPod Touch GPS App Store Calendar Internet: browse the web, e-mail, weather, take notes, view maps, etc...
Apple vs. PC Price: $1,199 $169 -3 Year extended warranty. $0 Internet security not necessary. $149.99 Microsoft Office 2007. Total: $1,517.99 Features: Apple’s Leopard Operating System 20” screen. 2.4 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 250 GB of Storage Space. Burn and watch personal videos with the built-in slot-load DVD.
Mac vs. PC Mac Trial Software Spy Ware Power Cord Works right out of the box Creative Professionals Viruses
Other Apple Products MacBook Air Commercial Cost $1,799 0.16-0.76” in total thickness and weighs only 3 pounds. 1.8GHz processor. Wireless- 802. 11n2 and Bluetooth 2.1. No CD ROM access-Remote Disc- but it allows you to access a CD or DVD drive from nearby PC. MacBook Cost $1,099-$1,499 with 13” screen 2.1-2.4 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM 120-250 GB of Storage Space. CD / DVD burner drive. iSight camera- you can video chat with friends and family. iLife ’08- provides photo, iDVD, iWeb: allows you to create a photo book, make a movie, build a blog, compose a song, etc…
Apple Inc. Employees In 2006, Apple Inc. reported employing 17,878 fulltime and 2,399 temporary employees in the following departments: Mac Hardware Engineering Software Engineering Applications iPod Engineering Marketing Sales Operations Information Systems and Technology Legal HR Apple Care Finance Retail
Work Environment Creative Freedom “ You can create more than any other consumer electronic company.” Relaxed Atmosphere “Funny, brilliant, relaxed co-workers and modern, spacious, beautiful offices filled with comfortable couches and huge picture windows make work time a pleasure.” Passion for the products "There's a passion for products and attention to the most minute details," posted a Mac specialist.
Culture The work culture is laid back. - In some cases, employees come and go as they please. - Telecommuting also is allowed with management approval. It compares Apple to Southwest Airlines and Microsoft an attitude influenced by the company's founders, who often walked around the office barefoot, even after Apple became a Fortune 500 company. One senior hardware engineer said, "surrounded by a lot of energetic people and experienced no end to challenges and cool projects. However, there was no end to the hours.”
Advancement/Job Opportunities Apple provides advancement opportunities for employees who start as low as concierge in a retail store to quickly move up to corporate positions with in the company. Newly graduated students have a chance to work at Apple Inc. through their New Grad. Employment Opportunity-No experience needed! Main qualification: “sharp intellect, a top notch educational background, and the energy to move the industry forward.”
Employee Benefits Apple Inc. offers each full-time employee health, disability and life insurance through a program called Flexible Benefits. Apple employees are given FlexDollars to purchase basic benefits or have the option to allocate the money to a different department. Full-time employees are offered 401(k) plans, stock options and financial education. Corporate employees can take part in the Apple-Health fitness program located at the two corporate locations.
Marketing Apple Inc. marketing campaigns have focused on comparing PC’s and Mac’s. They have tried to educate the consumer electronic population about Mac computers. Their campaigns have been geared to a younger generation using pop culture music and flashy visuals. PC vs Mac commercials are really geared toward pointing out the flaws in PC’s and have been a huge strength for Apple’s Marketing.
Most Famous Ad Campaigns 1997: “Think Different” ad campaign was created 2002: “Apple Switch” ads 2006: “Get a Mac” more famously known as PC vs. Mac
Recommendations Compatibility with PC’s More Accessibility Simply Mac Price Software-Word Templates, Downloads Target Different Demographics