Archive for August 1st, 2014

Putting Apple in perspective

Friday, August 1st, 2014

I guess most realize that Apple is a pretty big company, but I think most will be surprised when you see how big Apple really is. They announced their financial results for their fiscal 2014 third quarter a week ago, presenting a quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion (!) and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion…well, well, ain’t that a *shitload* of cash! 🙂 And that despite the fact that the third quarter had no big new goodies (iPhone 6&Air as well as iWatch are all expected later this year), it is traditionally the quarter with the lowest results.

So, numbers say something, yet charts (below) say more…

Assume that the iPhone were its own company, it generated $19.74 billion in sales last quester making it bigger than Amazon, or Coca-Cola and McDonald’s combined (!), while Google and eBay combined are barely bigger…WTF?!

And even though iPad sales (($5.9 billion)) are ‘just’ 1/3 of the iPhone sales, it would still be greater than Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Groupon, and Tesla combined…huh?!?







QOTD August 1 2014

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Alban Goodier: “Those who face that which is actually before them, unburdened by the past, undistracted by the future, these are they who live, who make the best use of their lives; these are those who have found the secret of contentment.”