Is Apple a global brand ?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by UKBeast, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. UKBeast macrumors 6502

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    We all know apple is selling products to US, Europe, Asia, Latin America and maybe Africa.

    If they are selling devices to all the continents why most of services, contents they produce are only oriented on US customers ? And a bit for English speaking countries ?
     
  2. NZed macrumors 65816

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    Didnt you know? Apple also have international iTunes stores. They just added even more countries in Asia and Europe. Variety of music is from all over the world.
     
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  4. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    OP, I want to make sure I address the proper concern.

    Are you genuinely asking whether Apple is a global brand, or do you have some sort of complaint you mean to register about them?
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, Apple is definitely a global company.
     
  6. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    we have ipods,ipads,macbooks but we do not have movies and songs in itunes store. It restricted to iphone apps and books

    We have iphone but we do not have itunes match.

    We have iphone again but not siri.

    We have mac os x but we do not have native language dictionary and spellchecking support.

    We have apple stores here but not retail orginal big apple stores. Products are on sale through distrubuter company.

    We have apple tv but we do not have any content related to the country.

    We do not have online apple store thus we cannot buy custom apple products.

    Guess where do i live? Not in moon or a tiny island in pasific. In turkey.
     
  7. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Great point. I call fowl on Apple.
     
  8. twietee macrumors 603

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    actually that sounds fairly like a global player..not interested too much in regionalism.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    The issues with no movies, music etc. probably have more to do with copyright, geo-restrictions than with Apple not wanting them in iTunes.
     
  10. twietee macrumors 603

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    same here in germany - they just don't get their §%)$ing act together (not apple's fault in this case).
     
  11. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    So, I ask again: are you asking the question because you want to know, or are you complaining in a roundabout way?
     
  12. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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  13. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    In that case, yes, Apple is a global brand.

    Also, I'm sorry you're so bent out of shape that Apple's goods and services aren't identical in all 200 countries of the world. There are often restrictions, either financial, legal, or otherwise, that make it impractical or impossible to offer something to every country in the same way. But that doesn't make them not a global brand.
     

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