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tl;dr
Sorry, market value.

Hey, I'll give you this though. its ROE is one of the highest of any company ever. ROA too. I mean damn they are profitable. But they aren't the most valuable company in history LOL I think that title still goes to Dutch East India Trading Company. (valued at 6.65 trillion in 2012 dollars)

In Modern History we could give the title to IBM of 1967 which was worth 1.3 trillion in 2012 dollars.
 
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post #32 of 64
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tl;dr
Sorry, market value.

Lol. Insult and dismiss when someone corrects your blatant misinformation.

Reminds me of a smug apple user.
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The 64GB version of the iPhone5 costs the equivalent of $1140 in the UK lmao.
I reserve the right to whine about their prices tongue.gif

Wow that is pretty ridiculous, you indeed may whine about it lol
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Lordikon you knew this post was coming when you made that statement.
It is NOT the most valuable company in history. It is the most valued STOCK price in history. Its actual overall value is determined by equity, assets, and liabilities, and I am 100 percent certain that there are a few oil companies that would object to you making that statement.
Exxon Mobile, General Electric, MICROSOFT, CitiGroup, Bank of America (which has about a TRILLION in assets just in mortgages alone), Walmart, AIG (too big to fail), Altria (you know the owners of phillip morris) JP Morgan Chase, Berkshire Hathaway (1 share of stock in this company is 107,000 dollars)
In comparison The Market Cap of Apple is 75 BIllion. Intel is 124 Billion... Not even close to the numbers we get from the big oil company and General Electric.
So their stock price is around the 700 dollar mark. Big freaking deal.
Assets - Liabilities.

Your numbers are way off friend. Apple has more than that in CASH.

Apple could buy Intel on a whim.

(EDIT: today apple's market cap is 631 billion dollars.)

On topic: Of course Google is gonna say that. What will he say next? That Apple should make Chrome the default browser? Please.

This is all about ad dollars and the fact that after many years there was still no turn by turn on the google maps applications for iOS.

I would expect a deal with Bing or Yahoo in the near future for search as well......
Edited by gsa700 - 9/25/12 at 4:20pm
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They should have retained them, at least until they had a comparable application.
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post #36 of 64
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post

tl;dr
Sorry, market value.

Lol. Insult and dismiss when someone corrects your blatant misinformation.

Reminds me of a smug apple user.

Actually I was in a meeting (that was just about to start), didn't have time to read his whole post, but I did want to let him know I meant market value.

I'm only an Apple user because my work pays for my phone and computers. If I had to purchase my own phone, it may or may not have been an iPhone because I personally would like a large screen (4.8" - 5"). If you see me defending Apple on OCN, it's because I try to bring a balance to the arguments, they're extremely lopsided due to the balance of fanboys on this site.
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The 64GB version of the iPhone5 costs the equivalent of $1140 in the UK lmao.
I reserve the right to whine about their prices tongue.gif

But it's far easier to earn £700 than earn $1130. Prices match the economies of countries they're in, you live in the UK, you should know this by now. Our currency is strong against the dollar, so our prices are higher.

Also 64GB is not necessary in a phone, if you want it, expect to pay a premium. Even 16GB is plenty, since the iPhone 5 is bringing an LTE device to the UK networks. Complain about the additional cost all you want, but you're paying for an unnecessary extra on an already unnecessary product, expect to get shafted on it tongue.gif.
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I think Apple could care less about what the West thinks of it's maps.

Ridiculed in the West, Apple's iOS 6 Maps are instead praised in China

China has a middle class that's bursting at the seams, in other words, China has a middle class that equals or exceeds entire population of the United States. Apple clearly understands where it's future loyalty and royalties lie.
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I think Apple could care less about what the West thinks of it's maps.
Ridiculed in the West, Apple's iOS 6 Maps are instead praised in China
China has a middle class that's bursting at the seams, in other words, China has a middle class that equals or exceeds entire population of the United States. Apple clearly understands where it's future loyalty and royalties lie.

They could have used that for China and kept google maps for the rest of the world. That's a completely separate app used only in China.
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I think Apple could care less about what the West thinks of it's maps.

Ridiculed in the West, Apple's iOS 6 Maps are instead praised in China

China has a middle class that's bursting at the seams, in other words, China has a middle class that equals or exceeds entire population of the United States. Apple clearly understands where it's future loyalty and royalties lie.

Google definitely has left a bad taste with China, but no, I think Apple absolutely hates China with all their knock-off iPhones.
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