Apple will introduce new devices to consumers this year despite the coronavirus epidemic. The tech giant is using remote collaborations to reach its goal of releasing new products before the end of the year. AAPL stock is up.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is expected to continue developing its new products as planned. The tech giant from Cupertino in California will continue development via remote collaboration.
As expected, certain activities must be carried out on site. Hardware tests fall into this category. Sources say Apple plans to launch a number of devices this year. The truth is they could just do the timeline
The Apple title (AAPL) reacted positively to the reports. The AAPL share price was $ 254.81, + 7.07 (2.85%) yesterday. And today, in the pre-market, it is on the rise again. AAPL is trading at $ 258.35, +3.54 (1.39%).
New Apple Products to Include HomePod
The new HomePod is expected to debut this year. This occurs while competitors (Google and Amazon) seem to be moving away from the market. The introduction of a HomePod will create a new paradigm for Apple.
It will be a welcome addition to the Apple ecosystem. And this will allow the type of “music while you do anything” experience that other competitors offer.
Sources say Apple is also working on a few new gadgets in the budget category. These include the new budget iMacs, iPhones, watches and iPads. The Apple TV is also said to be under development. The tech giant intends to create affordable product lines to start competing favorably.
Other smartphone manufacturers are in intense competition with themselves for the affordable end of the retail market. Apple wants its share of the pie. The introduction of affordable smartphones will work well for Apple, which has a brand worth billions.
Other devices on the retail side will also be very competitive. Many people want to buy Apple products but cannot because of the price. This new line will produce a new league of Apple bludgeons, as Apple will also enter the lower end of the retail consumer space.
Apple TV is also putting the tech giant on a new path. As a digital content aggregator, the streaming service will allow Apple to compete favorably due to its loyal fan base.
The main problem for Apple and the other technology companies in its league will be the issue of secrecy. Remote collaborations have problems with leaks and bad guys attacking systems. Apple recently had such an incident (the iOS 14 leak).
Working from home to become a new trend
Working from home is not as exciting as entering the corporate environment for many. As such, Apple also recently held a competition for employees. They were recently invited to share their workspace (without any confidential documents of course). These types of collaborations will not disappear once COVID-19 has left the premises.
Services like Slack, Jabber, Facetime and others are facing a boom as lockdown instructions continue around the world. They also flatten the curve of startups seeking to develop their human resources.
We could also see Apple wanting to have a piece of this cake (according to the company’s very innovative and competitive approach).
For now, however, Apple will survive the COVID-19 situation in a practical way: by innovating!
Christopher Haruna Hamman is a freelance content developer, crypto enthusiast and tech lover. He is also a content developer for Superstar, Strategy Demigod and Standup Guy.