Apple's app and content give-aways designed to lure customers to the Apple Store
Apple CEO Tim Cook admits that only a small percentage of iOS users are aware of the Apple Store app and hopes to raise that figure while getting more people into an Apple Store to buy the iPhone. While the executive says that 20% of iPhone sales are made in the Apple Store, the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners say that the figure is closer to 15%. The CIRP says that the answer isn't sending more people into the same ol' Apple Stores. According to their data, Apple needs to open more Apple Stores if they want to increase the percentage of iPhone sales being made from their retail stores.
In other words, handing out bribes in the form of free 99 cent apps and content is not the answer.
source: 9to5Mac via MapleSyrup
2. joey_sfb (Posts: 3717; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
The best way for them to improve their sales is to stop being such an asshole, to
cease and decease on their patent trolling lawsuits.
I for one will support them again.
3. amiaq (Posts: 503; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
Make sure you give away apps to manage bowel and bladder incontinent to most of your users.
4. Topcat488 (Posts: 1180; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
This offer must only be for the U.S. Apps Store... Because here on the German Apps store it still cost 89 euro cents. Anyway...
5. jxtreme26 (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)
What Apple should really do is just add this app to it's list of pre-installed applications on the new iOS 7 to raise user awareness.