Tag Archives: Apple

iPhone X Repair Costs Soar

The iPhone X is one of the most anticipated new products in years. Pre-orders closed early. And production delays will cause a huge order backlog. And all of this for a product with a starting price of $999. This post … Continue reading

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iPhone Rolls On

Yes, iPhones are a big deal, which we discussed on Evans on Marketing when the 10th anniversary models were unveiled. Since introduction, the iPhone has represented a HUGE percentage of Apple’s total revenues. As the following chart from Statista shows: … Continue reading

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What’s the Biggest Global Shopping Day?

Last year, we wrote about the phenomenally successful 2015 online Chinese Singles’ Day, an annual event scheduled for November 11 that dwarfs Cyber Monday, which occurs on the first Monday after Thanksgiving each year. As reported by The Street: “Singles’ … Continue reading

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Revisiting Steve Jobs at Stanford: One of the Greatest Commencement Speeches Ever!

At this time of college graduations, take a look at one of the gold standards of commencement speeches — Steve Jobs’ 2005 speech at Stanford. It is truly inspiring and has been viewed more than 22 million times at YouTube. … Continue reading

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How Superior Retail Web Sites Get Designed

We can learn a lot from how the best Web sites get designed. As Austin Knight writes for HubSpot: “Style guides have always been a staple of design, with some print versions dating back to over 100 years ago. But as design for … Continue reading

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A Graphical Look at the Apple Store’s Peformance

As we know, Apple’s store division has been on an incredible roll (see this post, for example). So, how are these stores doing across several financial dimensions? Recently, Horace Dediu compiled data on the Apple Store group and charted performance … Continue reading

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Trademarking a Store Design: The Case of Apple Stores

The Apple Store chain, with outlets in more than 40 countries, has done very well in recent years. Shoppers like the service and the interactivity of the stores. Average sales per square foot are the highest among retail chains. Now, Apple … Continue reading

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