Fortune: Apple is the most profitable company in the world

Thanks to the iPhone, Apple is already the most valuable company in the world. Based on its market capitalization (share price multiplied by shares outstanding), Apple is worth more than $784.5 billion. The company grossed $215 billion during its latest fiscal year, which placed it ninth in the world for that category. For the second fiscal quarter of 2017, the iPhone was responsible for 63% of Apple's revenue...
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40 Comments

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's a lie! Prove it. CXompare the Galaxy S anything ot any iPhone and compare what you get for the money. iPhone's have had zero advanced features, have the lowest resolutions in its class, and yet cost more than the Galaxy S8 which actually had advanced capabiklities and features the latest in hardware. iPhone 7+ cost $220 to make. Galaxy S8+ cost $301 to make. iPhone 7+ starts at $750+ and the S8+ is $850. The iPhone 7+ at $870 still can't do what the Galaxy does. The iPhone has no fast charging and even with a 40% smaller battery the iPhone takes 3.3 hrs to charge. Even if you take the Galaxy S8 and charge it without fast charging, its basic charger still charges the S8 in only 2.5hrs. Still faster than the iPhone. $869 for 1080p display vs $850 for QHD+. IP67 vs IP68, and yet still has a headphone jack. You're an ignorant S.O.B. Yet PA won;t limit your trolling ass. That's ok, once i gather all the info I need, they wished they had!

35. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Can you show me links where it says that the iPhone 7+ (Plus) BOM is $220?

38. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Man shut up. No one is going to read your ridiculous rants. Maybe meanest but he isn't important at all.

19. ImperialDynamics

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

Here we go again. For the Nth time, there are trillion dollar companies out there already (e.g. Aramco, PetroChina, etc). So Apple will certainly NOT be the first trillion dollar company.

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

welcome to iPhonearena..

24. apple-rulz

Posts: 2021; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

And here you stay, loser. LMAO!

23. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Come to expect no less apple ass kissing from this author.

22. dazed1

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

No body cares. We care for the phones, and they are lagging behind in many categories, Charging Display Design

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

This should come as a surprise to no one.

32. domfonusr

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Must give credit where credit is due... Apple has really become a force that cannot be trifled with. I don't like Apple, but I still admit that I must respect them - like a wild animal that will, in a single smooth movement, tear out your windpipe in the very moment when you stop paying attention - I cannot look away from Apple for even a minute. I am satisfied with my current experience on Android, but I cannot sleep soundly, knowing that I will be needing another smartphone in the next year, and also knowing that the vitality of Android in the entry-level market may be under serious threat from Apple's practices at any moment, whether there is a price inflation, because Apple charges $1200 for an iPhone for the first time, which ripples down, or whether there is a patent dispute between Android OEM's and Apple which removes some phones from the market, or whether Google itself gets chased after by a collaboration of the Santa Cruz Organization (current licenser for approved UNIX derivatives) and Apple (Mac OS X and iOS are currently licensed as a UNIX derivatives) and some OEM that wants to get Android for itself by forcing Android (and other Linux derivatives, read that as "unapproved UNIX derivatives" to SCO) to license with SCO as a UNIX derivative. Most people don't realize how precarious Google's Android is, legally, and don't see the danger of what could happen tomorrow, or any day, for that matter, to all future Android phone production and sales. To Google I say: work faster on Fuschia. To Apple I say: congratulations! Please don't tear my windpipe out... maybe I'll buy an iPhone SE as a peace offering...
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