What one trillion dollars looks like in Apple iPhones

What one trillion dollars looks like in Apple iPhones
Yesterday, Apple became the first U.S. public company to reach a trillion dollar valuation. But this valuation is all on paper. Since none of us have actually seen a trillion dollars at one time, perhaps the best way to show you Apple's worth would be to relate it to something we all know; the Apple iPhone X. Using the roughly $1,000 retail price of the 64GB Apple iPhone X, USA Today did some calculations and came up with some interesting figures.

As we said, one 64GB Apple iPhone X is valued at roughly $1,000. According to the paper, if you take the phones out of their boxes, 325 units will fill a 1-foot cube. So that box would be worth $325,000. You could fill 2,660 of the aforementioned boxes in a 40-foot shipping container. The latter would have a value of $864.5 million. Sounds like a King's ransom, but that is less than 1% of one trillion dollars.

If we were to take 574 containers and stacked them together, it would bring the valuation to $495.6 billion. Now we're nearly half way there. If you pile up 1,157 of these shipping containers, the value of the iPhone X handsets inside would equal one trillion dollars, or the valuation of the company that produces the device. Click on the slideshow below to see the progression.

At one trillion dollars, Apple's valuation is triple that of rival Samsung. The Korean firm currently is worth almost $290 billion USD. If Tim Cook felt like it, he could have Apple buy Disney ($168 billion), Netflix ($147 billion), AT&T ($235 billion) and still have $450 billion left over for 450 billion cheeseburgers at McDonalds.

And Apple is merely the first; other U.S. public companies approaching a one trillion dollar valuation include Amazon ($881 billion), Alphabet ($850 billion) and Microsoft ($824 billion).

source: USAToday

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1. notfair

Posts: 767; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Hugely overrated, artificial evaluation and why does such an article exists? The examples are childish

9. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Pure jealousy. I'm sooo proud of Apple.

11. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Not his fault fella, he's weak at math.

15. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

Apple picks a small percentage of lucky candidates from the stack, which are submitted online, of course, through Apple's web site. The company screens for "affability" and "self-directedness," not tech savvy: The latter can be learned; the former is innate. Then Apple invites everyone to a "seminar" in a conference room at a hotel. If you're a few minutes late, you're eliminated. The people who are offered jobs are often so happy that they burst into tears. And then the real indoctrination starts. Off brainwashing to rinse milk you out dry. Training lasts for a few days to a few weeks. All apples users are clueless

35. Phullofphil

Posts: 1833; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Tool hooker with a peni*s is a song for you than Opiate.


Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

All Apple users are clueless? Neil deGrasse Tyson uses Apple products. Has been since 1984. He's a pretty smart dude.

12. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

Apple has definitely perfected its magic trick. There’s no doubt about that. The company has the ability to brainwash, and I say that as someone who has been brainwashed myself by the beauty and simplicity of Apple products. But it stretches far beyond the actual hardware, software, or services, and delves straight into brand perception. Reports even suggest that fanbois’ brains respond to Apple imagery the same way that religious fanatics’ brains respond to religious imagery. It’s an incredible feat, and some are so very indoctrinated that they stop trusting in their own sensory perception and simply trust the brand. Whole-heartedly.

34. Phullofphil

Posts: 1833; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Proof your a crybaby

2. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

What would this website be if Apple never existed? My guess is a porn site.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Pornarena.com sounds nice though

19. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

You mean iPornArena.

36. Phullofphil

Posts: 1833; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Surly wouldn’t have anything to write about except windows phone 10 and an android version that would be a ripoff of windows and maybe palm would be around competing with blackberry.

51. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Never had such a good laugh :D

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

one f**king trillion

5. ahmadkun

Posts: 670; Member since: May 02, 2016

The thing is i haven't put even one cent in this company

7. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You want a cookie?

10. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

1 – Offer a small number of products (this reduces operations and supply chain complexity and gives Apple greater power when negotiating contracts with suppliers of parts or materials) 2 – Focus on the high end (premium products yielding premium profits. Focussing on customers who have a high PED ratio and are not too concerned about selling price and are more concerned with design, capability and, of course, the brand) 3 – Give priority to profits over market share (this aligns to Apple’s minimum advertised pricing approach) 4 – Create a halo effect that makes people starve for new Apple products (such an approach is reflected in the high demand for Apple products in most parts of the world)

37. Phullofphil

Posts: 1833; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

If it is so easy you do it. A Trillin dollars and your talking about all that crap yet they beat out only other tech companies. Not oil companies that everybody has to rely on way more than there phone. Ore a pharmaceutical company that scams important medication to make more profits on the weak and dying. You are clueless. Dude. Just a troll that has a little bit of schooling in something.

6. mahima

Posts: 744; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

One trillion=biggest notch

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31677; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

1 trillion though, damn Apple! Gotta give em credit on that money train. Apple is no joke. This years lineup, is gonna s no doubt that valuation even higher.

17. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

The iPhone in particular is a totally mainstream product. And the iPad invented and now dominates its category like no other product in the history of consumer electronics. So the edge has been taken off some of the pro-Apple hate. But it’s added something to the anti-Apple hate camp. Why? Because if you believe (as the anti-Apple haters do) that Apple steals other people’s ideas, doesn’t invent anything, succeeds only through pretty hardware and manipulative marketing, then Apple’s success is undeserved — a wrong that must be set right.

20. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

You are literally recycling the same comment again and again......

22. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

At least the Internet isn't being polluted with new nonsense

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31677; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


21. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Isn't an anti-Apple hater someone who is pro-Apple?

28. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

No. Someone against Apple hate, doesn't mean they are pro Apple. I am not against abortions, but that doesn't mean I am for them either. Just means I not against, especially if alternatives are available.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31677; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No one cares about your stupid useless rants Arte8800. Go away. PA, ban Arte8800.

30. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Are those your Corvettes?? They look dope man!!

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31677; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes sirrr... Thanx man.

32. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Wait... you have 2 nowadays??

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