Apple dethrones Gazprom for the most profitable corporate quarter in the history of mankind

We still live in the oil era, and know the extraction business is a good business, right? Case in point are the top 20 largest quarterly net profit amounts that companies have reported - 15 of them are coming from oil and gas companies. The rest is... a certain company in the "fickle" consumer electronics business. In fact, said gizmo maker occupies five of the top 10 slots in the largest quarterly profits ranking list...
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61 Comments

77. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple really has the prime cut of the consumer beef. That's is what irk the other Phone OEM to no end. That's why i always congratulate Apple Inc. Wish i can find a reason to congratulate iOS user on Apple huge profit as well. I am still thinking will get back on you.

9. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Lol comparing the oil company which is currently downfalls, let see how Apple stack up if there's some smartphone crisis going on, I bet Apple the one who evaporate 1st

11. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

But that's one great achievement and none of their competitors didn't came close to this achievement.

21. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Clearly you are an Android fun!!!!! You stupidity proves it.

35. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Given that it was the best-selling phone in China last quarter, I'm not sure they are worrying too much. Let that sink in: Not the Samsungs, Meizus, or Xiaomis, it was Apple who was number 1 in China. I guess we can stop calling Xiaomi the "Apple of China" because it seems like Apple is the "Apple of China."

12. Lion007

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

LOLOLOLOL the fandroid dicks are burning.

15. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Hahahaha

19. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

We of course they are getting more than 150% profit out of iphone and ipads, non wonder Ps.i love apple and like to buy there products, if only ihad imoney...I hate them for that

38. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Mine isn't burning. All their products are overpriced. However, they are good at what they do, advertising. If people are willing spend their money on what they want, that isn't my business. I will support Android until MS makes an awesome Lumia phone that doesn't have Microsoft logo on it. Then I might be thinking about trying WP out. Window 10 is going to be awesome for desktop, and for the first time it's going to be free (for a year after the released). However, Apple has done that for a long time with that OS for Mac. Kudo to Apple.

16. aaronix

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

Oil price low, Iphone price high. Apple profit high, oil company profit low. Simple.

33. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

look closly. its simple, no other tech company are there. and the ones who are, are oil and gas. business is business.period!

18. bendgate unregistered

Congrats. Bad phones but great macs and ipads.

20. RajRicardo

Posts: 486; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I see no android manufactures up there. Kudos Apple.

26. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Just fyi, if you are comparing total ios/iphone sales to total android phone sale, android phones beat them by so much it isn't funny, the main difference is androids variety in both actual phone hardware, as well as phone producers, split up all the sales between the various companies that make android hardware, and yes they aren't that close.

30. seven7dust unregistered

ya selling 50$ tablets and 90$ phones isn't much of achievement , I've had these devices before they don't offer a good experience rather buy a good second hand iPhone. there's a huge market for that as well.

68. D.Luis

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Hope one day you have a related/love one working on foxconn.

22. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Just shows how overpriced Applephones are. 200% profit? They put ancient, cheap-ass components in them that Android phones have matched specwise in 2012 and people still pay out of their ass. Guess this will fall on deaf ears for people like Darkkjedi that like to get assrammed by Tim Cook.

31. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

need some ice ? ill give it for free

32. seven7dust unregistered

it's all relative , not everyone is a spec sheet craving geek. some people like user experience , better Apps etc. even music nothing like the convenience of having a iPod in your phone.

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn. Using my name to get green thumbs should work though ;)

29. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

buckets of ice for all butthurts ;)

36. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Apple is falling behind the competition... Yeah, right.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple and Exxon own the profits man. I remember Antutu saying the new iPhones wouldn't sell, even said to mark his words. Antutu, which foot would you like in your mouth.

41. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Wooooo! Apple is in my portfolio. Please everyone, keep buying Apple products. You are a social failure unless you buy the iWatch, iP6s, AND iPad Air 3. Your kids will get picked on at school for having lame android phones. BUY BUY BUY. Be a good little consumer and put money in my pocket.

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sure they are.

42. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Well, thanks for answering my question from previous article PA

44. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Apple should pledge at least $100 billion dollars towards csr activities!

48. material

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I have never seen an Exxon mobile

64. Denco

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

And thanks to Samsung for helping Apple break and make such records in earnings. Samsung's spectacularly successful phablet revolution has pressured Apple into the fortune and fame it is enjoying today.

65. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

There is two reasons for this. 1) China 2) People upgraded their phones to a size they were drooling for, but would never admit it because their tiny little iPhone was claimed to be superior by the masses. When they released the new one, now it's "ok" to have a 5.5" screen. I will be very surprised if their stocks rise next time. I don't see people upgrading next time around. This was the upgrade they have been waiting for. For 4 years!!!
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