It’s hard not to get caught up in all of the excitement surrounding Apple. After all, the company is selling the world’s most popular mobile devices, Mac sales are on the rise, and some analysts believe its shares could eventually hit $1,000. From customers to executives to shareholders, just about everyone thinks that Apple has all of the major elements to continue its success well into the future.
But don’t allow the positivity to get in the way of reality. Apple might be performing exceedingly well in today’s technology space, but there are a host of issues it’s facing that could derail its chances of future success.
Some of those issues might not impact the company for years; others could rear their heads much sooner. In either case, Apple might not be as bulletproof as some would have you believe.
Flip through the following slides to find out the ways in which Apple might be leaving itself open to serious troubles in the coming years:
1. Expecting Too Much From Carriers
Apple at the moment has carriers right where it wants them. The companies need Apple’s products and because of that, the iPhone maker is charging massive subsidies to take advantage. But recent reports suggest carriers aren’t too happy with Apple, and over time, that might become a major concern for the company.