Big Apple

Apple has a market capitalization over $500 billion. That’s half a trillion. And apparently there’s quite a bit of speculation that Apple could quickly move that figure over a trillion by turning their iPhone devices into payment devices. Imagine using your iPhone as a credit card. And Apple getting a little bit of that transaction. People would love it.

The point is: Apple is not only the biggest company in the world, they are poised to become twice as big as any other company. The most dominant corporation on earth.

Just how big is Apple?
Source: Best Computer Science Degrees via BusinessInsider

Apple’s annual sales are around $130 billion. That’s more than the GDP of over 160 nations around the world. Apple is bigger than countries.

But that’s not all. In the last 4 years, almost as many Apple products have been sold as cars…. worldwide. That’s right. Put’s things into perspective.

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  1. Dips's Gravatar Comment by Dips on April 18th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Thats a very interesting graphic and story.
    But, you are talking about Apple’s market cap and not revenues. It would not be a direct comparison to GDP of countries.
    An interesting point if could add it, would have been revenue distribution of Apple. It is certainly not as big in many other parts of the world, of course, its sales in the US are phenomenal.

  2. Maree's Gravatar Comment by Maree on April 24th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Wow, what a fantastic graph! Really puts it into perspective on how massive APPLE is. I’ve been a fan for years. Thanks for some great information. My next buy iphone.

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