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Apple's Yearly Profits Surmounts Entire PC Industry

By - Source: Statista | B 57 comments

News comes after constant decline of technology giant's stock.

Despite missing Wall Street Journal expectations for two successive quarters, Apple managed to acquire profits of $41.9 billion throughout the last four quarters.

According to figures deriving from Statista, that figure represents $7 billion more than the combined net profit of Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo and eBay. It was previously revealed that the iPhone by itself managed to generate more revenue than all of Microsoft.

Apple's profits is double the combined $19.4 billion generated by computing firms Intel, IBM, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, HP and Dell. Consequently, the iPhone and iPad creator is twice as profitable as the entire PC industry.

Statista, which gained its statistics from official company filings, compared Apple with key smartphone and tablet rivals, but the Cupertino company is still the clear winner.

Samsung has seen its profits increase ten-fold during the past twelve months, but when it's combined with RIM, HTC, and Nokia, the total equates to just over a quarter of Apple's yearly earnings -- $12.8 billion.

Apple's total sales for 2012 has thus far equaled $156.5 billion, while its cash pile has reached $121.25 billion. It's currently the richest company on the planet.

 

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    Anonymous , November 27, 2012 11:08 PM

    DearSX 11/28/2012 2:05 AM
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    hahhahaahaha, Apple already won long ago. Even if the company declines now or in the near future, they are filthy rich.


    Why are you happy that a company overcharges for underperforming tech?

    Won what? Why do you cheer for corporations than for the consumer? Isheep sure are a dumb lot!
  • 23 Hide
    Phenis , November 27, 2012 11:11 PM
    Yet another Apple fanboy article from Zak...

    *slow clap*
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    bigdragon , November 27, 2012 11:36 PM
    This is why I'm always amused when my friend complains about the 1%'ers and then gets out his iPhone to call someone or look something up.
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    echondo , November 27, 2012 11:08 PM
    I don't understand how this is considered news. I don't care about the profits of the company, I care about the quality of the product and support service that the company provides.

    Apple doesn't have quality products and sure as Hell doesn't have quality support. In my opinion, Apple is one of the most rotten and wasteful companies I have ever seen. You know what I do with rotten apples? I throw them away, in the trash where they belong.
  • 15 Hide
    kracker , November 27, 2012 11:08 PM
    One thing I know, Apple has many minions that they have tricked...

    Baaaa! Where's the new iSuck you said would be released? Baaaa
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    ericburnby , November 27, 2012 11:08 PM
    Apple is doomed.
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    Anonymous , November 27, 2012 11:08 PM

    DearSX 11/28/2012 2:05 AM
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    hahhahaahaha, Apple already won long ago. Even if the company declines now or in the near future, they are filthy rich.


    Why are you happy that a company overcharges for underperforming tech?

    Won what? Why do you cheer for corporations than for the consumer? Isheep sure are a dumb lot!
  • 23 Hide
    Phenis , November 27, 2012 11:11 PM
    Yet another Apple fanboy article from Zak...

    *slow clap*
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    Ragnar-Kon , November 27, 2012 11:17 PM
    Whelp.... good for them I guess. A business successfully doing what businesses are supposed to do.

    Wonder if they'd like to pay my credit card bills with some of their pocket pennies--and my student loans--and my car loan... what whatever else pops into my mind for the foreseeable future.
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    A Bad Day , November 27, 2012 11:17 PM
    echondoI don't understand how this is considered news. I don't care about the profits of the company, I care about the quality of the product and support service that the company provides.Apple doesn't have quality products and sure as Hell doesn't have quality support. In my opinion, Apple is one of the most rotten and wasteful companies I have ever seen. You know what I do with rotten apples? I throw them away, in the trash where they belong.


    What do stock market analysts primarily look at?

    Profits. Profits. Profits. And maybe a bit of PR.
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    wemakeourfuture , November 27, 2012 11:20 PM
    echondoI don't understand how this is considered news. I don't care about the profits of the company, I care about the quality of the product and support service that the company provides.Apple doesn't have quality products and sure as Hell doesn't have quality support. In my opinion, Apple is one of the most rotten and wasteful companies I have ever seen. You know what I do with rotten apples? I throw them away, in the trash where they belong.


    Apple doesn't have quality support? Are you insane they have really good customer service and access to support. Even if you have a phone on contract from a carrier the Apple store still assists people off warranty.

    If you buy a laptop and they come out with a new model in a certain period, no questions asked they replace it. You have questions with anything, book an appointment at the genius bar.

    Apple's customer service is unmatched when it comes to smartphones, tablets and computers.
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    bigdragon , November 27, 2012 11:36 PM
    This is why I'm always amused when my friend complains about the 1%'ers and then gets out his iPhone to call someone or look something up.
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    Anonymous , November 27, 2012 11:38 PM
    The bottom line is money talks bull$hit walks, the haters inevitably mean nothing if they dont have an impact on a company's bottom line, choice is a bitch and the people have made their choice.
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    wemakeourfuture , November 27, 2012 11:49 PM
    bigdragonThis is why I'm always amused when my friend complains about the 1%'ers and then gets out his iPhone to call someone or look something up.


    If he uses a Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Nokia windows 8 phone how does that change anything?

    What does complaining about the 1% and having an iPhone versus any other smartphone make a difference? They're all billion dollar companies. If anything, Apple pays a higher tax rate to the US government than Microsoft does or the other companies mentioned.
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    ddpruitt , November 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    HEY ZAK

    Entire PC Industry ≠Intel, IBM, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, HP and Dell


    I can't help but think that this is a deliberate lie in the title
  • 5 Hide
    reprotected , November 28, 2012 12:25 AM
    Did Zak get his promotion yet? Someone promote him, please!
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    bllue , November 28, 2012 12:27 AM
    And yet all of those (with the exception of Facebook) add more to the world and do more for technological advancement than Apple does. Lesson to take here is, create fads and get rich.
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    benbass , November 28, 2012 12:28 AM
    Zak Islam, you are a low life blogger and you just repulsed me from reading more news from this site.
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    applerocks , November 28, 2012 12:33 AM
    echondoI don't understand how this is considered news. I don't care about the profits of the company, I care about the quality of the product and support service that the company provides.Apple doesn't have quality products and sure as Hell doesn't have quality support. In my opinion, Apple is one of the most rotten and wasteful companies I have ever seen. You know what I do with rotten apples? I throw them away, in the trash where they belong.


    And you would be oh so wrong on so many points, its just to bad you dont understand where....
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    clonazepam , November 28, 2012 12:36 AM
    I keep waking up in this alternate reality where Apple is "winning". I keep clicking my heels but nothing happens.
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    IAmVortigaunt , November 28, 2012 12:41 AM
    ummm, this is somewhat ridiculous. you pick and choose which cohorts of companies you compare apple to. "Entire PC Industry"? You don't even include the company that makes the OS for the PC Industry--i.e. Microsoft. Since Apple makes both the OS and the hardware, they reap profits on both. You only include the hardware profits...and only from a subset of pc makers. Also, there are component suppliers at play here too. Basically, the premise of this article is linkbait, and not a real comparison of profits between Apple and (other) PC makers.
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    madmcgee , November 28, 2012 12:57 AM
    Wish Apple would make more jobs here in the U.S.
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