By the numbers: Apple's ludicrous fourth quarter

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in General Discussion edited February 2015
Apple reported the biggest quarter in its history this week --?and one of the largest by any company ever -- by nearly every metric imaginable. AppleInsider puts those mind-boggling numbers into perspective.

Apple could fund the entire Apollo program using cash on hand, with enough left over to buy 5 nuclear aircraft carriers.
Apple could fund the entire Apollo program using cash on hand, with enough left over to buy 5 nuclear aircraft carriers.


Note: All numbers refer to the quarter ending Dec. 27, unless otherwise noted.

$179 billion: Apple's cash-on-hand.

$131.4 billion: The total cost of the Apollo program, adjusted for inflation.

$74.6 billion: Apple's revenue.

$72.9 billion: The combined revenues of Microsoft, IBM, and Procter & Gamble in the same period.

$60.1 billion: Luxembourg's GDP in 2013.

$18 billion: Apple's profit. This is the most profit ever reported by a publicly-traded company.

$6.2 billion: The purchase price of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.

1 billion: iOS devices sold by Apple since the introduction of the iPhone.

500 million: Visitors to Apple's brick-and-mortar and online stores.

474 million: Tourist arrivals to France, the U.S., Spain, China, Italy, Turkey, Germany, the U.K., Russia, and Thailand in 2013.

74.5 million: iPhones sold by Apple in the quarter.

25 million: Apple TVs sold since its release.

21.4 million: iPads sold by Apple in the quarter.

20 million: Copies of the game Skyrim sold since 2011.

5.5 million: Macs sold by Apple in the quarter.

$761,000: Apple's revenue per employee.

$575,000: Apple's revenue per minute.

$184,000: Apple's net profit per employee.

$144,000: Average salary for an Apple software engineer, according to Glassdoor.

$687: The average selling price of the iPhone.

575: The number of iPhones Apple sold every minute of every day.

$45: The average selling price of phones from Microsoft's handset unit last quarter.
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  • Reply 1 of 122
    mubailimubaili Posts: 385member
    Window 8 ASP $99, OS X Yosemite $0.00.
  • Reply 2 of 122
    Nope.. Windows 8 ASP is $0, now that Windows 10 is free...
  • Reply 3 of 122
    XZ Beta Test Program now accepting free samples of Apple products for end user suitability testing.
  • Reply 4 of 122
    Wow, those figures are just mind-boggling! ????
  • Reply 5 of 122
    prokipprokip Posts: 142member
    Go boys and girls, go. They make great stuff that we like to use and works the way the say it does.
  • Reply 6 of 122
    adrayven wrote: »
    Nope.. Windows 8 ASP is $0, now that Windows 10 is free...

    Nope, only for one year as an upgrade. OSX is simply free.
  • Reply 7 of 122

    Using all that cash, isn't time Apple acquires Microsoft then sell off its pieces?

  • Reply 8 of 122
    geekmeegeekmee Posts: 299member
    adrayven wrote: »
    Nope.. Windows 8 ASP is $0, now that Windows 10 is free...
    So basically, Microsoft has no retail revenue from the operating system... And Office revenue is hanging on by a thread. Sounds to me like...'Deadman Walking.'
  • Reply 9 of 122
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 4,454member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Geekmee View Post





    So basically, Microsoft has no retail revenue from the operating system... And Office revenue is hanging on by a thread. Sounds to me like...'Deadman Walking.'

    The only reason it is going to be free is the fact MS already knows comsumers will not be upgrading hardware when Windows 10 comes out so the only way MS will get anyone to use it is making it a free upgrade. Yep, MS is in the death spiral. Apple killed them when they did the free update since they still make money selling hardware which MS currect mostly gives away.

     

    When you whole business model is based on making money on selling Software and support services you can not give away hardware and software and survive.

  • Reply 10 of 122

    Apple could buy out IBM with its cash (but I am not suggesting it should do so), and still have $25B in pocket change left!

     

    Mind-boggling.

  • Reply 11 of 122
    ifij775ifij775 Posts: 470member
    Apple crushed it with iPhones and Mac.
  • Reply 12 of 122
    nijiniji Posts: 288member

    by ludicrous we assume you have probably meant "ridiculously".

    ludicrous does have an associated meaning of ridiculous. but only when the implication is that the condition is somehow not believable or feigned. 

  • Reply 13 of 122
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,012member
    geekmee wrote: »
    So basically, Microsoft has no retail revenue from the operating system... And Office revenue is hanging on by a thread. Sounds to me like...'Deadman Walking.'

    Hopefully there will be lots of thrashing around and gasping for air before the end.
  • Reply 14 of 122
    boredumbboredumb Posts: 1,411member

    Pretty soon, Apple will be talkin' some real money...

  • Reply 15 of 122
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    Am I the only one that read this article and thought Apple needs to buy an aircraft carrier?

    mubaili wrote: »
    Window 8 ASP $99, OS X Yosemite $0.00.

    I don't think that's a fair comparison since Mac OS X is given to those that have already spent hundreds to thousands on an Apple-branded "PC" to go with it.
  • Reply 16 of 122
    geekmee wrote: »
    adrayven wrote: »
    Nope.. Windows 8 ASP is $0, now that Windows 10 is free...
    So basically, Microsoft has no retail revenue from the operating system... And Office revenue is hanging on by a thread. Sounds to me like...'Deadman Walking.'
    Dead man walking..... no, you may want to believe that but in the real world that's a flat out negative. MS is still functioning, it's no where near the league Apple is in but is still there.
  • Reply 17 of 122
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member
    solipsismy wrote: »
    Am I the only one that read this article and thought Apple needs to buy an aircraft carrier?
    First thing I thought of :smokey:
  • Reply 18 of 122
    andysol wrote: »
    solipsismy wrote: »
    Am I the only one that read this article and thought Apple needs to buy an aircraft carrier?
    First thing I thought of :smokey:
    A mobile headquarters to sail around the world to avoid high taxes
  • Reply 19 of 122
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    A mobile headquarters to sail around the world to avoid high taxes

    Low taxes on the high seas.

    Fuçk Google barges, Apple has a motherfucking aircraft carrier.
  • Reply 20 of 122
    solipsismy wrote: »
    A mobile headquarters to sail around the world to avoid high taxes

    Low taxes on the high seas.

    **** Google barges, Apple has a motherfucking aircraft carrier.
    You owe me a new keyboard :)
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