Interesting comparison. It would be great to see the absolute figures next to the relative ones. What strikes me most is that Apple is still way up there and even accelerating its growth. It has by far the most revenue out of the top 5 companies. Very impressive indeed.
Steve Jobs talking about Apple and its core values. A great lesson in marketing and branding.
“Apple at the core its core value is that we believe that people with a passion can change the world… Those people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who actually do.”
I just heard that Steve Jobs has passed away. Although I am not an Apple fanboy I truly admire and respect what Steve Jobs has done for the tech world, the web economy, the music industry, the phone industry, design thinking, usability, entrepreneurship, the startup community, leadership and so much more. Thank you Steve!
Here is probably the most remarkable speech by Steve Jobs, which gives great insights into his way of thinking. It is truly inspirational and an absolute must watch.
Here are some links relating to Steve Jobs that I posted in the last years:
- Great video portrait of Steve Jobs
- The secret of Steve Job’s success (by John Sculley, Apple’s ex-CEO)
- Clarity in design – Steve Jobs interview about Paul Rand
- One more thing by Steve Jobs – The products revealed as “one more thing”
- Steve Jobs talking about what Apple believes in
RIP Steve Jobs.
Since the App Store launched, Apple has earned a net profit of $538 million on paid app sales, estimates Munster. It has spent an additional $246 million on storing and delivering free apps, says Munster, suggesting Apple’s true profit is just $292 million.
Of course, that’s the narrow way of looking how much Apple is making from the App Store. Apple’s vibrant app ecosystem has helped it sell millions of iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches, helping it earn billions in profits.
Nice collection of the infamous “One more thing” moments from Apples keynotes by Steve Jobs. 🙂
Some of the products which were revealed as “But there’s one more thing…” (taken from Wikipedia):
- The AirPort base station and AirPort card after the iBook was introduced in Macworld Expo 1999
- The PowerBook G4
- The PowerMac G5 at WWDC 2003.
- The fifth generation iPod with video, announced at a press conference self-referentially titled “One more thing…”
- The MacBook Pro (at Macworld Expo 2006).
- The iPod Shuffle
- Introduction of selling movies via the iTunes Store in September 2006; a second “One more thing” in the same presentation also unveiled an upcoming product dubbed iTV (renamed to Apple TV at Macworld 2007). A third “One More Thing” was the lead-in to introduce a live performance of the song “Waiting for the World to Change” by John Mayer at the conclusion of the presentation.
- Introduction of Safari for Windows beta
- The iPod touch
- The MacBook Air
- The wireless version of the iTunes Store on the iPod touch and iPhone
- The new MacBook was introduced in October 2008 after the new MacBook Pro was introduced.
- Though Steve Jobs did not present his Macworld 2009 keynote, Phil Schiller introduced the DRM free iTunes Music Store as a “one last thing”.
- The announcement of a video camera and speaker in the fifth generation iPod Nano at the Apple Music Event in September 2009
- FaceTime video calling for the iPhone 4 at WWDC 2010
- A revised Apple TV
- A revised MacBook Air in October 2010
- The iTunes Match service at WWDC 2011