Apple no longer the world’s most innovative company according to annual ranking, drops down to 17th place instead
That is now reflected in the Fast Company’s 2019 edition of its Most Innovative Companies list. The magazine orders the top 50 companies in the world according to how innovative they’ve been over the last year (of course, according to its own judgment). Apple was on the first spot in 2018 thanks to the wireless AirPods and the iPhone X (remember, the list is made early in the year). The 2017 Apple flagship phone brought not only completely new design with thin bezels (and the notch, yes), but also debuted Apple’s FaceID, which is still the most secure face scanning technology on a smartphone.
To no one’s surprise then, after the slight refresh that was the iPhone XS and not much else standing out from the lineup of Apple products, the company has now dropped to the 17th spot on the 2019 list. You still need at least some innovation to even make the top 50, so Fast Company attributed the position to Apple’s A12 bionic chip. You can’t really argue with that, the A12 is a beast of a chip and offers unprecedented performance. How much people cared about it is another matter. We think the ECG capabilities of the Apple Watch 4 grabbed people’s attention more than the A12, but hey, we’re not the ones making the list.
So, which companies pushed Apple down the list? At the top is one you may not have heard of, Meituan Dianping, followed by Grab. Both apps are used by hundreds of millions of users in Asia and provide multiple services, from ride hauling to financial transactions and movie tickets.
The third spot on the list is surprisingly taken by the NBA. It’s praised for successfully moving into the esports scene and improving its streaming services. The rest is a various mix of up-and-coming startups and massive corporations, all innovating in different ways.
Will Apple gain back its lost standings in 2019? We’ll get the first batch of what it has to offer on March 25.
Posts: 1529; Member since: Oct 27, 2011
posted on Feb 21, 2019, 3:34 AM 5
Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012
posted on Feb 21, 2019, 4:01 AM 16
Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 27, 2013
posted on Feb 21, 2019, 7:08 AM 4
Posts: 2255; Member since: Nov 04, 2011
posted on Feb 21, 2019, 12:35 PM 1
Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011
posted on Feb 21, 2019, 8:16 AM 1
Posts: 4267; Member since: Nov 01, 2016
posted on Feb 21, 2019, 3:36 AM 10
Posts: 164; Member since: Nov 29, 2018
posted on Feb 21, 2019, 4:26 AM 2
Posts: 117; Member since: Jun 23, 2014
posted on Feb 21, 2019, 4:10 AM 8
Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018
posted on Feb 21, 2019, 7:34 AM 2
Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018
posted on Feb 21, 2019, 8:13 AM 2
Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015
posted on Feb 21, 2019, 4:57 PM 0
PhoneArena Comments Rules
A discussion is a place, where people can voice their opinion, no matter if it is positive, neutral or negative. However, when posting, one must stay true to the topic, and not just share some random thoughts, which are not directly related to the matter.
Things that are NOT allowed:
- Off-topic talk - you must stick to the subject of discussion
- Trolling - see a description
- Flame wars
- Offensive, hate speech - if you want to say something, say it politely
- Spam/Advertisements - these posts are deleted
- Multiple accounts - one person can have only one account
- Impersonations and offensive nicknames - these accounts get banned
Moderation is done by humans. We try to be as objective as possible and moderate with zero bias. If you think a post should be moderated - please, report it.
Have a question about the rules or why you have been moderated/limited/banned? Please, contact us.
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):