The idea that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is slipping in some way, shape, or form is nothing new. Many people believe this to be true, as Cupertino has struggled as of late and has yet to release any new products that get the company back on solid ground. Does this mean it is danger of losing even more market share in the years to come? While nobody knows the answer to this question, there is somebody who feels that things are going to get worse.
Huawei chairman Richard Yu recently spoke with The Sunday Telegraph about his company as well as the direction in which Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is headed.
Before we go any further, it is important to note that Huawei is competing directly with Apple. For this reason, it only makes sense for Yu to play up his company and try to push the idea that Cupertino is slipping.
Here is a brief excerpt from the piece, giving you a better idea of how Yu feels about Apple:
“We don’t have so much money to do marketing and branding so we have to make our products better. The best smartphone in the past was from Nokia, then from Apple, then from Samsung. And who is number one? The industry is so dynamic – no matter how successful you are, if you’re currently number one, doesn’t mean tomorrow you’ll be number one.”
While Yu appears to be high on Samsung and what this company is doing at the present time, the following quote shows that he is not sold on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL):
“In its latest update, Apple makes the phone extremely simple to use. But if we are just learning from them we can’t catch up, because they are now slipping. We want to go higher than them.”
As you can see, Yu feels that Apple is slipping right now. For this reason, he doesn’t want his company to learn from what they are doing. To take things to the next level, past Apple, Huawei will have to pave its own path in the years to come.
Saying that Huawei is going to soar past Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would be a bold statement. However, Yu feels that this is a possibility and his put everything on the line in his most recent comments surrounding Cupertino.
What are your thoughts on Huawei, Richard Yu and his feelings on Apple? Do you agree with his assessment that Apple is slipping, or do you think this is nothing more than a way to downplay the competition? Share your opinion in the comment section below.