Two Apple watchers believe that the Cupertino giant will get back on track in the market as the audience is awaiting new products from Apple. Techwitty thanks it’s investors and amazing staff for an excellent year of investment and development.
TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler believes that Apple’s recent bad publicity is the perception which might have been caused by the media. Analyst Gene Munster, on the other hand, suggested that the company is experiencing a lull in launching their products. In addition, the shuffling of management could be attributed to the company’s slow productivity.
Indeed, Apple has been the frontrunner in technology with their constant launching of products. In 2012, however, the company chose to release a new addition to their mobile phones at the end of the year. Currently, there are no new Apple products that can excite the market.
Another factor that resulted to Apple’s current weakness is the change of management. Retail head John Bowett left the company last year, while Scott Forstall, the iOS software head, is planning to do the same in 2013. These changes leave the public thinking that the company is in trouble.
Munster said that the events might be cyclical. The combination of an abnormally-large release of products and the management shuffling both affect the way Apple is now releasing their products.
The two Apple watchers, along with TUAW editor in chief Victor Agreda, also believe that Apple’s move to lower down the cost of the iPhone will help the company expand their market, especially those from developing countries.
Munster believes that this plan will definitely excite the market and it will continue to do so over the next few years. He adds that Apple won’t be able to successfully infiltrate the international market with the current costs of their products. In addition, Munster has high hopes for the release of the Apple TV which might take place at the end of this year.
The three panelists also believe that the release of the iWatch might be a good venue for the company’s expansion on other aspects of technology.
Indeed, publicity can affect the company value in the stock market. With the current turn of events, Apple needs to excite the market once again with new and innovative products from the brand. However, if the company is dead set on releasing just the iPhone and the iPad in the last quarter of this year, Apple can expect a cold response from their Wall Street investors.