The Biggest Apple
Apple has successfully moved from a computer manufacturer to device manufacturer, and in the process shattered expectations. And, amazingly, the company isn't even close to slowing down.
Apple's total sales in 2011 were an estimated $128 billion dollars which exceeds the Gross Domestic Product of over 160 countries, and, not all of them developing. For instance, Iraq's GDP in 2011 was $127 billion and New Zealand's was $123 billion. Apple is also the largest company in the world with $508 billion in market capitalization.
Apple's products are still widely popular. In the release of it's most recent iPad over 3 million devices were sold in the first 72 hours. Presently about 695 iPads are sold every minute - that is about 11 iPads a second.
Since 2008, there have been as many devices sold using iOS as there have been cars sold worldwide, by all car manufacturers.
Apple isn't going to get any smaller, the question is, how big will it get?
Source: Best Computer Science Degrees