Apple held its annual developers conference in San Francisco on June 8, 2015. Many Apple users here in Singapore and around the world are happy about the conference’s outcome, but for some start-up companies, they have a few reasons to be worried. This year, Apple will introduce a collection of new products that covers everything from videos to payments, pushing some companies offering these services out of the market.
What are the applications that kind of anxious after the declaration of Apple? Let us take a look:
- Flipboard: Flipboard boasts of their newsstand. Flipboard has many patrons (especially those who love to read newspapers) because of its graphics-rich streaming. Apple will release News.Apple which will give news publishers an avenue to give meaningful and important news at the same time presenting it in a more interactive way. According to the CEO of Flipboard, they are not anxious because Flipboard offers different experience.
- Evernote: Evernote is famous as an online-note taking app. It has been in the market for eight years now and it has established its name. The new version of Apple’s Note will surely present a challenge to Evernote but they remain unshaken.
- Spotify Radio: Spotify has been a household name when it comes to music streaming. They have been in the business for many years now and up to date, they have at least fifteen million paying subscribers. Apple declared that they have plans to create and launch a music streaming service like Spotify.
We will see if the nightmare of these companies will become a reality. For now, these companies should enjoy patronage and focus more on how to intensify their market presence.