Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s going through a rough period in terms of PR because of all the negative publicity it’s been getting. After its iCloud hacking and the U2 incident, the tech giant is facing problems such as the bending issue of its latest iPhone and iOS 8 glitches.
A huge damper was put on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s celebrations of iPhone launch when users started complaining about the phone. Complaints were posted on social media websites saying that iPhone tends to bend if kept in jeans pockets. A video showing the bend became viral and had 18 million views on YouTube.
The bending issue isn’t exactly costing the company sales, as yet, but it has attracted a lot of bad press from the internet and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s rivals. BlackBerry and Samsung have also ridiculed Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) for its iPhone. Samsung is showing an add where it is promoting its Galaxy S5 against a bent phone
Another embarrassing situation surfaced for Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) when it transferred the complete U2 album to all iTunes accounts. Little did Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) know that their benevolent gesture would be perceived as an invasion of privacy. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) had to create a tool to help the users remove the U2 album from their iTunes list. U2, however earned 100 million through the deal.
The iOS 8 update has also not turned out so well for Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL). The latest software update has many glitches, which are causing problems for the users. The company had to issue a complete guide on how to uninstall the latest iOS 8 upgrade and has promised its users that glitches will soon be removed and an upgrade of iOS 8 will soon be released.
The latest glitches in iOS 8 had a negative impact on the company’s stock value; its share value fell down to $97.72 on Thursday.
It can be said that Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is just a victim of bad luck; every move that the company is making has created some sort of a fiasco for it. Will it damage the company badly? The answer is no, but it is bound to have an impact on the company’s reputation as a perfectionist and technological genius.
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) had a few issues with its iPhone 4 as well; the users complained that their calls would drop if the phone was held at a certain angle. Then CEO, Steve Jobs came out with a solution, which actually was a suggestion for the users to hold the phone properly. Tim Cook at least took a proper initiative and is now working on updates that will address all the glitches.
Despite all the negativity it’s been a busy month for Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) and a happy one too. Millions of sales (10 million units sold already) and a record number of pre-orders have given the company something to cheer about. No matter what the rivals and the market says, users all over the world cannot wait to own the latest iPhone 6 or 6 Plus.