13 Year Old's View On Apple
Seeking Alpha Analyst Since 2011
Apple is a amazing company. They make great products and I think they have many ways they can still expand. Here are some ways:
All in One Apple TV: This would be amazing because they could put an App Store in the device that would allow developers to build the television apps. Apple could make an iPhone app that could make your iPhone turn into a controller for your Apple TV. It could also turn into a video game controller for the apps on your Apple TV. Apple would offer, a full Apple TV with the ability to watch movies, play games, surf the web, go on videos, and more.
Making a iMap: Apple could make a map software to take out Google. The Map application would have to be good enough to compete with Google. Probably Apple would buy a pre-existing map service that already has a database.
Buying Facebook: This would make complete sense. The Facebook’s application platform could be merged with Apple’s App Store. iPhone App Store apps could be transferred to Facebook, and vice-versa. This would also allow Apple to compete even more openly against the common enemy -- Google. Also, Facebook’s user platform is large enough for Apple to collect data. Possibly even Apple could direct the Facebook team to make a search engine. This search engine could integrate Facebook data, Apple’s Ping data, App Store data, iTunes user data, and ad data. The ad data could help the search engine provide relevant ads. iTunes user data could provide more search results if you are trying to find lyrics. App store data could be used to provide more relevant searches if you are trying to find a game or utility. If you buy a lot of utility apps, then the results would be more utility results. Ping data could combine with iTunes data. Facebook data could be used a lot like the Bing deal that Facebook and Microsoft have. Using all this data, Apple and Facebook could make an amazing search engine. Plus, Apple would get access to a huge user database. There are many more reasons why it might be worthwhile to buy Facebook. If this is not possible, then a partnership deal of some sort would be a good option. If Apple and Facebook work together they could make a huge amount of revenue and succeed at their businesses. A deal could be a social app that ties Facebook and Apple together into one app so iTunes users can interact with Facebook users. There are many different options that could make both companies succeed.
Going more into chips: Apple could put some of it’s $51 Billion dollars of cash into some chip designs. By doing that they could make their own amazing chips, and they could license out older models for companies that do not compete with them to use. If Apple had some great chips, it would cut it’s reliance on Intel. Also, Apple would be given a competitive edge over it’s competitors, and could have them manufactured by someone else. Apple could create amazing processors for their devices without having lots of contracts, and more control over products and development. The chips could also power other products that do not compete with Apple products. This would produce a small revenue source.
Turn your iPhone into a credit card: Apple could make your iPhone into a credit card using an iTunes account. There would be a need for extra security but it could work. Besides the security risk, it could be a big possibility. By doing this, Apple would gain a advantage over competitors.
iTunes in the Cloud: There have been a lot of rumors about this. Moving iTunes into the cloud could be a good move for Apple. Maybe they would even charge a small fee for the service, and get a little cash back from their investment. Putting iTunes in the cloud, could be a good move, and people would probably also like the service. It could be a good move for marketing too.
Other Projects: Apple could try to create a department that is for inventing things that are completely new and patent the designs. This department would work on random stuff such as robots, supercomputers, bikes, clothes, etc. Then Apple could then build something, and patent it. They could achieve something, which could be used in the future. I could see Apple putting a few million dollars into it, but not a lot.
Something Different: Or Apple could create something completely new. Nobody knows for sure what Steve Jobs and company have planned for Apple. I guess we will just have to wait and see. It could be a revolution, a failure, or just about anything. We will just have to wait and see.
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