In recent times, a popular consumer electronics company, Apple Inc. has released a high-demand product to the marketplace. The iPod portable MP3 player and iTunes interface allow the user to quickly and easily purchase, download, and listen to music. As with any new product in the marketplace, the Apple Inc. has taken steps to manage this product throughout its marketing life cycle.
• Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper analyzing how the company has managed each stage of the product life cycle of the popular MP3 player. Determine which stage of the life cycle the product is in currently. Defend why you feel the product is in the stage you identified.