For 6th straight year, Apple is most admired company; Verizon tops among telcos

For 6th straight year, Apple is most admired company; Verizon tops among telcos
For the sixth consecutive year, Apple has been named the most admired company by Fortune Magazine. Voting was done by 3,800 directors and executives, and while the recent decline in the company's stock price was mentioned by Fortune, the company is still considered to be turning out "prestige devices." Apple finished ahead of Google with Amazon, Coca-Cola and Starbucks rounding out the top-ten. Despite Apple being criticized recently for its lack of innovation, Apple also was on top of the list of companies admired for their innovation. Amazon and Google finished second and third respectively. Chipmaker Qualcomm was also on that list.

For the second consecutive year, and for the third time out of the last four years, Verizon was named the most admired company in the telecommunications sector by executives and directors in the same sector. Big Red finished first in four categories out of nine: innovation, social responsibility, quality of management and quality of products/services.


The lists will be published in the March 18th issue of Fortune, which will be at newsstands next week.

source: Fortune, Verizon

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84 Comments

1. nikenturd unregistered

Ahh the magic of bribery....

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

For 6th straight year, Apple is most admired company -------> Hahahahahah a big llllllllllllllllllollllllllllllllllllll to that :p

5. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Why shouldn't they be admired? They are loaded with dough. Im no Apple fan but I do admire them for what they've accomplished. In a time when Sony, HTC, Nokia, and LG are losing their grip, Apple keeps surging ahead. Consider this too, they only release 1 phone a year and accomplish great sales. If any of you ran Apple, you'd be quite happy im sure. Hate all you want but success speaks for itself.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great post man. It's not about fanboy, or loving apple. It's about the bottom line, and apple is a rock solid, successful company. People hate, but they'd love to be in apples position. Expect lots of red for your unbiased, non subjective, highly intelligent comment.

48. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Because they can't afford to have another phone with crappy and buggy OS. Go and check HTC, Nokia, LG and Sony's flagships to open your eyes. I do agree that Apple was good back in 2007, 2008 and 2009 but now it is just an old School kid.

79. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

A dual core 1.2ghz, 1gb ram, bad res 4" screen or a quad core a15, 2gb ddr3 ram with a 5" 1080p screen that cost less $ your choice.

83. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You listed Samsungs future phone vs apples current. Apple will release another device or 2 this year. So just b patient. Your choice.

85. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

@AnTuTu I personally prefer Nokia and HTC to Apple. But they are going down a slippery slope and must strive to make a comeback. Apple meanwhile is the second Richest Company (in the worldwide I believe?) Next to Exxon Mobile. HTC and Nokia wish they were Apple.. And that's coming from me a Windows Phone guy.. Check the unbiased box.

90. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

lolzzz its not Exxon Mobile it is ExxonMobil :p

91. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

(-_-')

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Magic of innovation and quality products

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Big time

45. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Let's be honest, the last thing Apple innovated was the tablet in 2009

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

2010 whateverman.

53. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Your right, sorry. +1 for the save.

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's all good bro. +1 back at you

47. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

hahahahahahha fruit fans lolzz

78. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

ya hahahaha omglolz cRaPPIe fanz r sso lame heh lolz so dumb n undeducated#@ android users are sophisticated and better and alw@ys right ha ha yeah.

93. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Yup it requires innovation to keep fooling the same flock again and again and again :)

6. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Was the most admired in 2007, I really don't know about that now. Just talk about Apple anywhere or in any article and you'll see the majority reaction, i wonder where they got this information from.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The majority reaction is coming from a bunch of close minded, silly android fans. The intelligent android USERS don't dis apple, they critique apple.

32. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

All this awards means nothing to me. Apple still suck!! and its not getting better.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

K thanx for the info. I'll pass that along to apple for ya Joey.

65. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

They know just not desperate enough to change. Apple will be the next Microsoft if they stay on present course. Their PR relation with the general public is at all time low. People hate apple! Lots of my friend WAS apple fan including me.

68. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I feel u bro

92. stealthd unregistered

I think the fans Joey here is referring are his high school classmates (with smartphones bought and paid for by their parents). Yeah, this is Apple's PR low point alright, that's why they're on this list and they still have the top selling smartphones.

8. Yassham

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 09, 2011

It's all about that minimini in the image LOL

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Most admired company? ARE those people serious? how bout the MOST HATED COMPANY

10. MattAdorno

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

They have excellent Brand image and they make oodles of cash - Of course the corporate crowd likes them.

11. Fruitpoop

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

What are you guys talking about? Apple IS the most innovative company in the world. The new iPhone is bigger and adds another row of apps!!!!! Plus, its screen is super innovative!!! Who needs 1080p when you can have a lower resolution retina display?!!

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