Apple is Fortune's Most Admired Company once again, winning for the 5th straight time
Apple's spot at the top of the Most Admired Company list mfor 2012 ties it with GE, which also has won the award 5 times. One more win by Apple would put it alone at the top by being awarded the nation's Most Admired Company 6 times. Apple might find itself with more competition next year as Samsung has come out of the pack of Android manufacturers to stand out with devices like the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung GALAXY Note. The former has sold 20 million units in the 10 months since it was launched and the latter has already notched sales of 2 million "phablets". With the Samsung Galaxy S III due out this year, the Korean based firm could really be a challenger to Apple and break its streak.
On the other hand, Apple should be introducing its third generation tablet on March 7th. The Apple iPad 3 is expected to have a higher resolution Retina display, a faster processor, an improved camera and LTE connectivity. Later this year, the Apple iPhone 5 is expected to be launched with many looking for a major re-design of the device including a larger screen.
1. gallitoking (Posts: 4700; Member since: 17 May 2011)
wow I didn't expect this one... on behalf of all the Apple fans and members of the Apple army. I accept this award... cant wait to received next year....
3. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
all sheep now bow down to your iGOD!!!!! do it now! or The prophet muhamad jobs shall smite thee software with an iVIRUS!!!! patented of course.
6. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
it was an unnecessary reference to something that is very delicate and sensitive.
" the prophet muhamad jobs"..
it would been fine it were only Prophet. :D it would been also fine, it was not in a disrespectful way... not only that, any name that holds accountability
15. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Keep your insulting posts to yourself. They're not funny to us adults
4. andro. (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Apple isn't admired by its ifans,its served by them,their free will is handed over to them and they worshiped by them as they are their Gods and Fruit overlords.
Apple commandments included:
Though shall not covert thy neighbours ipad,though shalt purchase 3 ipads and apple care warranties to be cooler than thy neighbour
14. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
i feel like fandroids are ever so much more into this whole apple fan thing than actual apple owners are…
i mean if you care so much just go buy an android and dont spam every apple article?
also i know its world's most admired but i doubt they would elect samsung who isnt even on the fortune 500 list
5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1062; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
There's no way Samsung could win this award. They make great phones but are overall not that great of a company. At least not at this point. Google is a better contender.
7. quakan (Posts: 1253; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Why do some people take it heart when Apple gets praised? You would think that some of these people had family murdered by Apple employees they way they rant and bash anyone who likes them. If you like your phone and platform, leave it at. No one wants to hear or see your juvenile rants that shows how immature you are.
P.S.- Oh and to the a**hole above who decided to add Islam into his ignorant rant...just wow something is wrong with you.
12. medicci37 (Posts: 869; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
@quakan Apple has caused quite a few deaths. & have ruined many lives. You are just to blissfully ignorant (like apple) to care.
13. quakan (Posts: 1253; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
I'm far from ignorant and I'm aware of the different stories related to Apple such as the Foxconn stories and more. What I don't get is why are people only scrutinizing Apple? The ignorant ones are the ones who scrutinize Apple on a daily basis just because they're in the spotlight but not taking the time to see who else is doing the same things as well. People shoot down Apple for bad labor practices but yet they unknowingly support companies who profit from the exact thing. That's the ignorance I shake my head at.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - MLK JR
16. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Ignorance is believing apple is responsible for the deaths that happened due to another companies or nations lack of fair labor. What happened at apples suppliers are the result of things apple doesn't control. Not to say they shouldn't be scrutinized for who they choose as a supplier, but blame should be placed properly. Don't forget apple isn't foxxcons Only client.
17. quakan (Posts: 1253; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
To let some people tell it, Apple is to blame for some of the workers committing suicide and don't see Foxconn or the Chinese government needing to be held for any accountability.
18. medicci37 (Posts: 869; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Wasn't just talking about Foxxcon. Jobs had no right to take a liver that would have saved some1's life ect.
19. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
If that's the case you weren't talking about apple either. Apple didn't take a liver. Not to mention Steve jobs didNT procure the organ illegally. He may have worked the system. Maybe, we don't and probably won't know. there's also the fact that if he didn't get the liver there is a chance that whoever did get it might have died anyway. Sometimes the body rejects transplants, sometimes like in Steves case the affliction comes back. Either way this article is about apple being an admired company and you're op was about apple not jobs.
20. quakan (Posts: 1253; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
You're an asshole. Have some respect for the deceased.
9. InJuxHurYlem (Posts: 20; Member since: 07 Oct 2009)
I have friends who work at Apple corporate and it sounds almost as bad there as at their factories in China.
Profitable, yes.....but nothing to be admired.
10. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)
You have to admit though apple are doing very well
11. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 263; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)
as a geek and on behalf of the geek community, nope!