Apple is Fortune's Most Admired Company once again, winning for the 5th straight time

Apple is Fortune's Most Admired Company once again, winning for the 5th straight time
So which of America's great companies is its most admired? One hint, this company has won the title the previous four years. Care to hazard a guess? That is correct, it is Apple that has just picked up its fifth straight trophy. Fortune magazine says that the company's financial performance is the reason why Apple is so admired. Last year Apple brought in $108 billion as sales of its popular Apple iPhone and Apple iPad soared 81% and 334% respectively, and the stock rose 75% in 2011.

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.

source: Fortune


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20 Comments

1. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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....

2. Leon101

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

GOOD JOB APPLE!!!!

3. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 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: Feb 26, 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: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Keep your insulting posts to yourself. They're not funny to us adults

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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: Jan 06, 2011

i feel like fandroids are ever so much more into this whole apple fan thing than actual apple owners areā€¦ 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: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 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: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 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: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 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: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 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: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 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: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 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: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

You're an asshole. Have some respect for the deceased.

8. ENIGMA

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

WE DONT LIKE THAT WE DONT LIKE THIS

9. InJuxHurYlem

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 07, 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: Apr 01, 2011

You have to admit though apple are doing very well

11. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

as a geek and on behalf of the geek community, nope!

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