15 Amazing Facts About Apple

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Apple filed its annual report with the SEC yesterday (a “10K,” in Wall Street-speak).

Allow us to summarize it for you:

This is one hell of a company.

Don’t believe us?

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title=”Apple grew its sales by $22 billion last year. That growth alone is bigger than most companies you’ve ever heard of. It’s also more revenue than the ENTIRE COMPANY generated four years ago.”
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title=”Apple generated $65 billion of revenue last year. That’s bigger than the GDP of Iraq, Croatia, Libya, Ecuador, and more than 100 other countries”
content=”Only 61 countries are bigger than Apple.

Here’s the GDP of the 100+ countries in the world that are smaller than Apple, per Wikipedia (2008).

World rank / Country / GDP (in millions)

62 Iraq 65,840 63 Croatia 63,190 64 Libya 60,350 65 Ecuador 57,300 66 Cuba 56,030 67 Sudan 54,680 68 Oman 53,400 69 Syria 52,520 70 Luxembourg 51,740 71 Slovenia 49,220 72 Belarus 48,970 73 Bulgaria 47,100 74 Dominican Republic 46,740 75 Azerbaijan 43,110 76 Serbia 42,880[5] 77 Sri Lanka 41,320 78 Tunisia 40,170 79 Guatemala 37,300 80 Lithuania 37,250 81 Lebanon 33,590 82 Uzbekistan 32,820 83 Kenya 32,720 84 Ethiopia 32,320 85 Turkmenistan 31,860 86 Uruguay 31,530 87 Costa Rica 29,320 88 North Korea 27,800 89 Burma 27,550 90 Latvia 26,250 91 Yemen 25,130 92 Panama 24,710 93 Cyprus 23,600 94 Jordan 22,930 95 Côte d’Ivoire 22,500 96 Tanzania 22,320 97 Cameroon 22,220 — Macau 22,100 98 El Salvador 21,100 99 Trinidad and Tobago 20,380 100 Bahrain 20,210 101 Estonia 19,120 102 Bolivia 17,550 103 Bosnia and Herzegovina 17,130 104 Uganda 15,740 105 Ghana 15,510 106 Paraguay 14,670 107 Honduras 14,270 108 Afghanistan 14,040 109 Zambia 13,000 110 Senegal 12,740 111 Nepal 12,610 112 Equatorial Guinea 12,220 113 Albania 12,190 114 Iceland 12,130 115 Jamaica 11,900 116 Botswana 11,630 117 Democratic Republic of the Congo 11,110 118 Gabon 11,020 119 Cambodia 10,800 120 Georgia 10,740 121 Brunei 10,550 122 Mozambique 9,831 123 Republic of the Congo 9,532 124 Namibia 9,459 125 Macedonia 9,238 126 Mali 8,965 127 Mauritius 8,761 128 Armenia 8,714 129 Madagascar 8,551 130 Burkina Faso 8,105 131 Malta 7,955 132 Papua New Guinea 7,907 133 The Bahamas 7,335 134 Chad 6,854 135 Benin 6,672 — West Bank and Gaza 6,641 136 Haiti 6,558 137 Nicaragua 6,151 — French Polynesia 6,100 138 Laos 5,598 139 Moldova 5,403[8] 140 Niger 5,261 141 Rwanda 5,245 — Jersey 5,100 142 Tajikistan 4,982 143 Liechtenstein 4,603 144 Kyrgyzstan 4,570 145 Malawi 4,570 146 Zimbabwe 4,397[6] 147 Guinea 4,394 148 Mongolia 4,203 149 Montenegro 4,114 150 Barbados 3,595 — New Caledonia 3,300 — Kosovo 3,237 151 Fiji 3,060 152 Mauritania 3,029 153 Swaziland 2,983 154 Suriname 2,962 155 Togo 2,865 — Guam 2,773 — Guernsey 2,742 156 Somalia 2,731 — Isle of Man 2,719 — Faroe Islands 2,400 — Aruba 2,258 — Cayman Islands 2,250 — Greenland 2,030 157 Guyana 2,024 158 Central African Republic 1,986 159 Sierra Leone 1,877 160 Eritrea 1,873 161 Cape Verde 1,768 162 Lesotho 1,602 163 Maldives 1,357 164 Belize 1,336 165 Burundi 1,321 166 Bhutan 1,269 167 Antigua and Barbuda 1,178 — Gibraltar 1,106 — British Virgin Islands 1,095 168 Djibouti 1,049 169 San Marino 1,048 170 Saint Lucia 973 171 Liberia 876 172 Guinea-Bissau 826 173 Seychelles 767 174 The Gambia 736 175 Solomon Islands 657 176 Vanuatu 635 — Northern Mariana Islands 633.4 177 Grenada 615 178 East Timor 590 179 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 567 180 Samoa 558 181 Saint Kitts and Nevis 557 182 Comoros 532 — American Samoa 462.2 183 Dominica 362 184 Tonga 313 185 Federated States of Micronesia 238.1 186 São Tomé and Príncipe 191 — Cook Islands 183.2 — Anguilla 175.4 187 Palau 164 188 Marshall Islands 161.7 189 Kiribati 130 — Falkland Islands 105.1 190 Tuvalu 14.94 — Niue 10.01″
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title=”And, yes, that $65 billion of revenue makes Apple officially bigger than Microsoft ($62 billion)”
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title=”Apple’s growth last year IN EUROPE ALONE was $7 billion. That’s bigger than the GDP of Liechtenstein”
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title=”iPhones now account for 39% of Apple’s overall revenue. iPhones did not exist 4 years ago.”
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title=”Apple sold 40 million iPhones last year. That’s 110,000 iPhones sold per day.”
content=”And 4,583 iPhones per hour.

And 76 iPhones per minute.

And 1.27 iPhones per second!

The iPhone is now sold in 89 countries.”
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title=”iTunes–Apple’s online music, video, and app store–racked up sales of $4 billion last year. That’s $1 billion more revenue than the $3 billion generated by one of world’s biggest music companies, Warner Music Group”
content=”We’re not going to bother to compare those sales to the sales of music and software retailers. Because there basically aren’t any anymore.”
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title=”Apple sold $9.8 billion worth of stuff in its retail stores last year. That’s bigger than Saks, Barnes & Noble, Ann Taylor, Tiffany, Dick’s Sporting Goods, RadioShack, and Bed Bath & Beyond”
content=”(But it’s still only 1/5th the size of Best Buy, which had revenue of $50 billion.)”
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title=”Apple’s retail-store sales grew by $3 billion last year. That’s bigger than Tiffany’s whole business!”
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title=”Apple opened 44 new stores last year, ending the year with 317. Each store sold an average of $34 million worth of stuff, up from $26 million the year before”
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title=”Apple’s stores are mind-bogglingly productive: They each sell an average of $93,150 worth of stuff every day”
content=”That’s $3,900 an hour. And $65 a minute. 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.”
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title=”Apple’s retail stores now have 26,500 full-time employees, or 84 per store. Each of these employees sells about $370,000 worth of Apple stuff each year”
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title=”Most of Apple’s revenue (~$45 billion) comes from product categories that Apple has invented in the past 10 years (iPods, iPhones, iPads, iTunes). Almost half ($30 billion) comes from product categories Apple has invented in the past 4 years.”
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title=”Apple spent only $1.7 billion on research and development last year. Microsoft, with smaller sales and vastly slower growth, spent $8.7 billion”
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title=”Apple spent only $5.5 billion on sales, marketing, and general and administrative expenses last year. Microsoft spent $17 billion.”
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title=”So it’s not surprising that Apple is now the most valuable technology company in the world”
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title=”And now for some other fun Apple facts…”
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title=”And $164 of revenue for every iPod sold”
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title=”And $1,279 for every Mac sold”
content=”That’s 13.7 million Macs–9 million laptops and 4.6 million desktops.

The desktops brought in $1,340 apiece.

The laptops brought in $1,206 apiece.”
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title=”And $665 for every iPad.”
content=”Apple sold 7.5 million iPads last year, in 9 months.

That’s 833,000 a month.

Or 27,000 a day.

Or 1,157 an hour.

Or 19 a minute.”
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