And Apple has 70% of the mobile profits, so what's your point. Apple outsold all individual handsets.
Considering Apple as Cult-Company... I dont like Apple to be this Too-Much-Advertising. But, Apple needs to be aggressive. At least it should become aggressive to stop an idiotic ripper to gain market share and spoil the industry with crap innovations like Eye-Ball-Tracking etc.
How can one of the largest companies on Earth be a "cult company"? Oh, I guess fanboys buy 10 iPhones and iPads each.
I would be interested to hear what the heck you mean by "one of the largest companies on Earth" ..
In terms of employees ... its not big
in terms of product range .... its very small
in terms of sales of a single product .... big in one market segment in the USA, smaller everywhere else. Very small in the majority of countries.
in terms of customers ... its middle size
in terms of patents .... it's dwarfed by IBM ... Samsung ... and many.
in terms of new utility patents .... small but growing
in terms of design patents ... small
in terms of market cap ... big but falling
in terms of money in the bank ... probably #1
in terms of investment in R&D .... not in the world top 10, maybe in the world top 100.
.... so where is apple the largest ?? Market Cap is just a reflection of the gambling community. Not much really to do with Apple itself, but rather the expectation of stock profits by speculators. Am I missing something important that has to do with size ????