To put Apple’s growth in perspective let’s take a couple minutes to review this infographic on Apple’s sales for the iPhone and iPad in 211.
Over the last few years Apple has seen a meteoric rise in market share. The company has literally lead the smartphone and tablet market since 28. In 211, Apple took home $128 billion, more than the gross domestic product of 16 nations. As a result of their success Apple has grown to become the largest company in terms of market cap on the US stock market. With a market cap of $58 billion at the time the infographic was created Apple’s nearest competitors in terms of market cap are Exxon at $397 billion, Microsoft at $285 billion, IBM at $232 billion, Chevron at $216 billion and Walmart at $25 billion.
Note: As of the time of writing Apple’s market cap has reached in excess of $6 billion.
The iPhone is Apple’s most successful product to date. Since it was first introduced in 28 Apple has sold more than 2 million iPhones. To put that number in perspective, it is only 13 million short of the number of cars sold in the US since 28. The iPhone alone is responsible for 4% of Apple’s revenue in 211, and one of the most successful technology devices in terms of sales in the history of computing.
The iPad is also one of the most popular personal computing devices on the market. With the release of the newest iPad Apple sold 3 million devices in the first 72 hours it was available. That works out to be 694 iPads every minute or 11 iPads per second.