Depending on the particular industry segment, Apple's competitors include Samsung, Amazon, Microsoft and Google. Throughout most of 2013 and as of 2014, Apple's main competitor in the smartphone market is Samsung's line of Android-powered phones. As Google is the developer of the Android software, however, they are also a major competitor of Apple in the smartphone operating system market.
Apple's diverse range of product offerings means that it competes in many different markets, each of which may have other major producers that have a significant chunk of market share. In the smart tablet market, for example, Apple largely dominates with the iPad as of 2014, but Amazon and Microsoft are still competing with their own smart tablets that have carved out a niche in Apple's dominant market share. Microsoft also remains one of Apple's competitors in the computer operating system market, which has suffered with the decline of the PC market as of 2014. Apart from Samsung, Apple's largest challenger In the smartphone market, other competitors include Motorola as well as other phone companies that produce Android or Windows compatible smartphones. Google is a major Apple competitor in multiple fronts, including cloud storage, with the Google Drive against Apple's iCloud service as well as in the wearable technology product industry.Learn More
In terms of market share, Nike's biggest competitors are Adidas and Under Armour. Other competitors include Puma, Skechers, Anta and Li Ning. Nike is the global market leader, but it faces increasing competition in Europe and China.Full Answer >
Ikea's competitors include West Elm, Wayfair and Dot & Bo. Ikea is a Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture and home decor company that operates 53 stores in 43 countries as of 2014. The company's vast assortment of household offerings includes storage units, appliances, wall decor, kitchen appliances and living room furniture.Full Answer >
As a media and entertainment company, the Walt Disney Company's major competitors include Time Warner, Viacom Inc. and Comcast. Their cruise line and theme parks also compete with companies such as Six Flags Entertainment and Carnival Cruise Lines.Full Answer >
Competitors of Microsoft include Apple, Google and Oracle, as of 2014. Microsoft's annual revenues, at more than $86 billion, are higher than Google and Oracle but lower than Apple.Full Answer >