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Apple is Officially a Trillion Dollar Company

     
6:23 pm on Aug 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Apple has officially become the world's only trillion dollar publicly traded company, in terms of market capitalization, which is simply the company's number of outstanding shares multiplied by its stock price.
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8:07 pm on Aug 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Yea, but a trillion ain't what it use to be :)
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Nor is a Billion nowadays ( how many zeros before the decimal depends on where one is counting from..apparently )..'scuse me , gotta go chase some kids off my lawn..
10:48 am on Aug 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Nice visualization -- though a little too intense on the GPU -- from the New York Times of how enormous this is:
Apple’s Value Hit $1 Trillion. Add Disney to Bank of America and ... You’re Halfway There [nytimes.com]

Volkswagen, Toyota, G.M. and Ford made 35 million cars in 2017. But Apple is worth way more — even more than all the major automakers in the world.

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Apple is worth more than the entire American media industry, including Netflix, Comcast and Disney, and all the major news publishers and TV channels.
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Quite a phenomenon, eh.

Not sure exactly why it really has that value, and i'm sure a lot of it is perception. 1 trillion perception!
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They didn't get a penny from me.
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Not sure exactly why it really has that value

Apple make affordable Veblen goods..and have some of the best advertising in the world to make the "I must have the shiny" reality distortion field..Plays to the same part of the brain of their consumers as does the idea of a sky fairy to those who have a need to believe, and to force those who don't to do as their invisible friend says anyway..
Google too has found their own "niche" in this psychological vacuum some have, name all the big corps ( except MS ) , facebook, twitter, instagram et al, they have all found a piece of that psychological vacuum that exists in the majority and which most require filling..

One can be impressed by how they all ( including religions and populist politicians ) do it, but it makes one weep for humanity as long as their need to believe that "something is the right way, the best, looking out for me, will protect me, is doing no evil" exists..
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And they don't want to share it with any of us... Apple ends affiliate program [webmasterworld.com].

("though a little too intense on the GPU" -- I guess it was probably the CPU, actually)

[edited by: robzilla at 12:39 pm (utc) on Aug 3, 2018]

12:37 pm on Aug 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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This is how bad Windows and Android are
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This is how bad Windows and Android are
No. It just proves @Leosghost point. They are better at marketing, coupled with the fact we have become such a "new shinny object" society. Apple has to be given credit for building a product that 1) does not play well with others which forces you to only use their products and OS and 2) making you think this is a "must have" item. A simple analogy is: Google, Windows and such are fast food, Apple is a 5 star restaurant. It is all hype and hype and hype sells.
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Yes, Apple 's power is all in the marketing , when Steve Jobs returned, at a time Apple was in bad shape, all was about marketing and design.

I guess that Apple is richer than several countries in the World.
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This is how bad Windows and Android are
Sadly, that's about the size of it. At this point the primary reason I remain devoted to my Mac--even though each new OS is less attractive and usable than the one before--is that, hey, at least it isn't Windows.
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Ha... those of us that use Apple products will continue the kool-aid thinking that stock market success is related to product superiority without understanding the reality of clever advertising.
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Good for them. As long as there are people that would continue to throw their money, there should be someone to cash in. Never really realized the big deal with their products, but they've done a tremendeous job on forming a brainwashing cult. They deserve every penny.