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Apple ranked world's most innovative company

0. phoneArena 09 Nov 2012, 09:34 posted on

After last year it won the title of the world’s most innovative company, this year Apple not only won, but actually widened its lead…

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posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:54 5

18. TheMan (Posts: 349; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Booz -- well it USED to be -- is an extremely well respected management consulting firm. This makes me wonder if they've slipped a bit.

I also wonder who voted/decided on this ranking.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:32

44. quakan (Posts: 1081; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


You wonder if they've slipped because it wasn't in favor of what liked?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:42 10

7. febzz88 (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


Hmm, you've got to be kidding me, right? I think most respondents answered "which gadget brand do you hear the most?" and clearly not the most innovative company. There have been reports by analysts on how Apple has lacked innovation and hence, the decreased stock price.

Google has a wide range of products and they are not only making gadgets. That is innovative. Google Glass Projects, Google Driver-less Cars, Google Maps, to name a few.

I'm gonna give credits to Samsung and Nokia as well for their great phone designs recently.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:22 5

32. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Totally agree. WTF has Apple done this year that has come close to these innovative ideas and projects that you just listed??? It baffles me to think that people think what Apple has produced this past year is anywhere near what Google has done.

It definitely calls into question who did this and who they talked to to come to this conclusion.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:17 5

56. Deadeye37 (Posts: 67; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


This report was looking back at 2011. Apple did a decent job of including some new features with iOS 5. I still think that most of the people polled are people who have an iPhone in their pocket.

When the poll for 2012 is released next year, I hope that Google or Samsung jumps to the top since they have brought out a lot of new functionality this year while Apple made a taller phone.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:38 1

66. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Deadeye, your name = your assessment of the situation. +1 to you sir.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:42 7

8. jroc74 (Posts: 4036; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Worlds most innovative company....riiiiight...

Sorry but I don't agree. Apple only deals with PC, mobile. Companies that have their hands in other things get my vote....like Samsung....

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:43 6

9. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


what stats are they using, what demographics was this poll conducted in? all i can do is facepalm over the fail of this

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:47 4

11. Skoll (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


what a load of bull sh**

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:47 6

12. pongkie (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


um... there is a typo please replace innovative to litigative

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:47 10

13. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


This is laughable at best......... The iPhone 4SStretch? Innovative? Really? Are they on drugs? Drug tests all around immediately!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:47 4

14. buggerrer (Posts: 282; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


Samsung spent 9 Billion US$ on R&D .. how much apple spent?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:49 5

15. deeoh1084 (Posts: 48; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)


i guess suing bunch of companies like Samsung, Motorola and HTC is innovating huh?? i can be innovating as well then i'll just sue bunch of people and companies

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:51 6

16. infinitemethod (Posts: 122; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Whoever did that study is completely discredited now.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:57 2

21. Googlethis (Posts: 168; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I know what happend they sued every one and labeled the paper work under R&D that makes a little more sence now.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:57 4

22. Slammer (Posts: 819; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


If we take the definition of innovation in context, Apple does strongly fall into this category. However, innovation of a company does NOT always come from ideas of the same company.

Steve Jobs was very clear in quoting Picasso's belief that "Good artists copy, great artists steal". He further states that "Apple has always been shameless in stealing other's great ideas".

What Apple has done, is take many of the ideas of others and capitalized on these ideas. Apple would them market them to the masses as its own.

Essentially, they have been innovative. However, more importantly, This does not equate to "Inventive".

John B.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:23 4

35. jroc74 (Posts: 4036; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


And I agree with this. To me sometimes innovate and invent can be one and the same. I do think many ppl think innovate means to invent and it doesn't.

My thing is Apple does OS's, PC monitors, mobile phones, media players, laptops and tablets mainly. Samsung does components in PC's, monitors, TVs, phones, tablets, appliances, laptops, storage...I just dont think in 2012 Apple can be considered the most innovative company. In 2012 I might put Google

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:33 2

95. jroc74 (Posts: 4036; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


ahead of Apple. But definitely Samsung ahead of Apple for 2012.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 14:04 1

100. jroc74 (Posts: 4036; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


And I left out displays....

Samsung just has their hands in too many areas to not be considered innovative or lower than Apple. They have a top selling phone and their HDTV's are among the best.

iDevices are made up of alot of Samsung components or Samsung helped them with some things. Yet Apple is the most innovative company...just shows ppl dont really know the nuts n bolts , ins n outs of these products.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:04 5

23. Bernoulli (Posts: 1402; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


They are the leading group in innovation because no other company decided to sue other companies over silly patents such as candybar with round edges; I had a sony ericsson walkman that was candybar and round edges and you didn't see sony making a patent out of that, even though this mobile was introduced to the market in 2004, plus how can apple be innovating if their phones don't even have NFC, quad core, multitasking like android does, particularly with the note II and Nokia with the N9 since 2011, heck you can't even edit a word document on an icrap, it's a shame symbian has office available in the 808 pureview o.O

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:09 2

27. byazatt (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


please join me in hating! this is awkward!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:13 4

28. NiCE2012 (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Its amazing that apple spend that much money on R&D and only come up with those so call "innovative" products.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:19 4

30. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 933; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


This article is as bad as Romney trying to win the election on tuesday!! I cant see why Apple is the most innovative company when they didnt create features like true multitasking, making phones with screens larger than 4.5in+, etc! If this article was written 3-4 years ago, I cant argue with that..........but cant say that now

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:22 3

33. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)


I have no words for this article SMH!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:23 5

34. Arthurhkt (Posts: 79; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Seriously!? World most innovative company!? Alright let me get into this, in the past i agree certain of the Apple product may consider innovative, but i really disagree with the statement says that they are the most innovative company..... If Apple really is the world most innovative company, then i should say there is lot more innovative company out there that deserve the title as well.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:25 4

38. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3661; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Wow... Look at how little Apple put into R&D compared to Google or Samsung...

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:30 3

40. angelesmec (unregistered)


What? You serious guys? Incorporating old innovations to iProducts and patent it is called innovation?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:31 3

42. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 664; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Apple innovative!? LMAO!! Joke of the day :D

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:31 3

43. Savage (Posts: 431; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Do people still live in 2007?? You gotta be kidding me! What was that Apple made this year innovative? A stretched iPhone? A smaller iPad? And who the hell voted for them? Even blind people see a lot better than these jokers.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:10 1

49. jroc74 (Posts: 4036; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly.....most innovative in 2012? I don't think so...

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:33 3

45. roscuthiii (Posts: 1720; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Sounds like some investors over at Booz are just trying to keep the Apple PR wagon rolling on positive notes to try and prevent AAPL from tanking any further.

"Most Innovative Company" my left butt cheek! What innovation we've seen come from Apple is in legalese for suing other companies over broad & generic terms. Product-wise, Apple's most innovative products were from buy-outs of other companies that already did all the heavy lifting.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:16 4

54. charulo316 (Posts: 12; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Of course they are innovative! You guys are all haters! They invented the touchscreen phone! They invented 4G lte, they invented the 4" screen, and they invented panoramic photos! Etc, etc. That's real innovation!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:30 2

62. Kriksis (Posts: 76; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


They did not invent touchscreen phones...

They created touchscreen phones, by combining two existing technologies - phone and touchscreen.

By the way touchscreen technology was patented in 1995 by NOKIA...

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:36 4

65. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 813; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I think he was being sarcastic..

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:34

96. jroc74 (Posts: 4036; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea....sarcasm doesnt go over too well on the web...lol.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 14:16 1

102. infinitemethod (Posts: 122; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


As much as I hate to use hash tags, I believe you have to. Nobody has a sense of humor anymore. #real talk.
Also, who did Tim blow to get on top of this list? Silly little peons, they have no idea what is actually going on in the real world.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:23 2

60. Lboogey6 (Posts: 246; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


it says apple aka mac books included but innovation i need to see the scale that they had to judge according to because .... it doesn't make sense when every smart phone has what apple has to offer

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:23

61. sudbury78 (Posts: 124; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


I have come to the conclusion that any sort of positive spin or something that directly affects android you people get upset and probably go home and beat your yourself against a wall. Keep it coming iphonearena and soon enough android people will be gone!!!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:33 4

64. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


seriously whats your problem troll

your not in some battle with those who use android and your not part of apple

ive had it with the fanboy takeover of this site, from both sides. the apple trolls talk the most crap though. your basically righting off all who use android and why? and before you say they do that to apple users no they dont they do though do it to the apple trolls who are just blatant with there fanboy comments and delusion they are somehow connected to apple and when apple succeeds it means they do.....just sad now

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:37

82. sudbury78 (Posts: 124; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Troll? You still play with those little toys with the spikey pink hair? Wow!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:56 2

85. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


and your not funny either so stop trying so hard

least those trolls made more sense then you

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:30

63. shuaibhere (Posts: 933; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Jokes apart...

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:41 5

67. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


What is the point of this article?

Proving that throwing money into R&D = innovation?

Apple did throw a lot of money into R&D, but nothing innovative came out of it. I'll wait and see if the iPhone 6 will make me change my point of view.

The legal department is probably included in their R&D dept. If that's really the case, then it makes perfect sense.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:16 2

78. networkdood (Posts: 5570; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Exactly - innovation does mean most money spent....

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:53 3

68. lauremar (Posts: 180; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


Clearly, Booz (what a joke of a name) does not have a clue on what "Innovation", "Innovative" & "Innovate" mean... Seriously!!! The company and its workers probably only use Apple products (iDevices, Macs, etc) and that's what they only know when it comes to technology. They live in a bubble that is called "Appledom". Come on! Get out of the bubble some time and you'll see what real innovations are! LMFAO

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:56 3

70. vickygamit (Posts: 29; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


taller phone with scratch makes you innovative..............................

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:59 4

71. The_Innovation (Posts: 531; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


I don't believe it's April 1st.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:01 4

73. jibraihimi (Posts: 540; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Hahahahahahaha.......... Thanks phonearena and Victor, for supplying me the funniest joke of the day................ It really made all my stress disappear.
Apple was innovative in 2007 with iPhone, and in 2010 with ipad, but being innovative in 2012.....!!!!!! I really doubt it........

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:08 3

75. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Whats wrong with this image and the article? The first image doesn't show Apple in the list at all, and the third one shows Apple in 1st but ranked 53. I'm a little confuse..

If I read it read, it's pretty much how the company does on their profit margin?

If that's the case, it will change soon as Apple have to find other resource for their products soon. And tells you how much the consumer are getting screwed by the company.

So can someone really break this down to me like a 5 year old, cu it don't make sense at all. And it seems phonearena always to find something positive about Apple, are flip the the sides around

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:14 3

76. ocilfa (Posts: 300; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Honestly though, they were pretty innovative in reinventing the lawsuit.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:15 2

77. networkdood (Posts: 5570; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I guess by innovation you mean lawsuits...

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:19 1

79. networkdood (Posts: 5570; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


ok, the infograph is the third one - it shows Google spent twice as much on R&D...
wow, my the looks of their iPRODUCTS (APPLE), maybe it is time they spend their R&D more wisely. Then again, their marketing team deserves a raise...

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:21 3

80. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5657; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Most Innovative? Huh yeah right. Their crappy iPhone still looks the same after 6yrs still haven't change. I don't see them innovation all they do IS PURCHASE other companies thinking they CREATE IT BUT THEY DON'T. But Look at Google. THEY MADE GOOGLE PROJECT GLASS NOW THAT'S INNOVATIVE. I think these so called analyst are a bunch of idiots they only say that cause their the richest company in the world. Plus may i remind this guy that they STEAL OTHER IDEAS like they STOLEN NOTIFICATION bar from ANDROID now they even patent a GOOGLE like glasses called EYE-PATCH. THIS IS ALL B.S. and iphonearena.com is just the biggest shp ever

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:59 1

87. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Innovative? Just now getting 4G and being smart enough to make a phone out of glass on both sides? Innovative? Iphone 5 is a joke with its new features! Try making real useful features!

They must be talking about sells tactics and how they try to patent everything.

The power of clueless Ifans who don't mind paying more for less. SMH! I bet most of them bought I phones because their friends and coworkers have one, not because of the features or specs. How original!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:16 1

89. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Apparently, buying creations, dumbing then down, then implementing them is the new definition of innovating. Can you say.....siri?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:20 1

90. Stuntman (Posts: 669; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


It's the rectangle with rounded corners that caused Apple to increase their lead. Pure genius.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:27 1

92. raphael007 (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


I really wanna know in which apple store they conducted this survey......?
Because the data does not make sense anywhere else.........

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:29 6

93. flamencoguy (Posts: 82; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


It was determined based on surveys of executives not hard facts.
These guys probably just associated sales and profits as a indication of innovation and not marketing or cachet (brand value). But based on R&D spending and patents and sophisticated products, they are not as innovative. Apple received approx 4000 patents in the last 10 years. Only 676 last year. IBM is number one and Watson is more more innovative than alot of little apps. It is just not as well known yet. It defeated the world Jeopardy champ.
Having patents like rounded rectangles, rounded icons, rubber band effect, slide to unlock, tap to zoom isn't really being innovative but being a patent armament builder and hoarder. Those who defend Apple don't want to see this.
All of the phone patents, i.e telecom 3G, 4G, LTE patents and inventions were made by other companies like Motorola, Samsung, Nokia.
Apple is a systems integrator. They didn't invent the screens, the chips (ARM) and what else. I am from Missouri, show me the real innovations not just empty words like some of these iFan commentators.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 15:26

107. jroc74 (Posts: 4036; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


"It was determined based on surveys of executives not hard facts."

Enough said right here....quoted for Truth.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 13:43

97. lyndon420 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


2.4 billion spent on R & D? And where did that all that money go? Receipts and documents to show what they developed out of this money is what I want to see, instead of some chart that 'doesn't even mention apple anywhere' on it. Investors have to eventually see through this facade...if not, then they are all just rich dummies. Research into how to scam the patent and judicial system maybe? Yeah...that's their idea of R & D.

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