Howard Ward, chief investment officer of growth equities at Gamco Investors discusses Apple’s preparation of a smaller, cheaper iPhone and how they can use that to appeal to emerging markets.
Ward said, “Apple’s reached a point where they can’t ignore the largest segment of the market, which is the emerging markets, where you have billions of people. If they can lock them into the Apple family, invite them in, get them to use Apple products, get them to buy additional products on top of the phone, and then, as their incomes rise, a higher-priced phone.”
Ward speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
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