100°
Submitted by contra157 1127d ago | article

iPhone generates more revenue than all of Microsoft

In case you missed it, and I certainly would have if not for someone asking a question, Apple's fiscal 2012 first quarter earnings report has a jaw dropper. iPhone generated $24.42 billion revenue. During the same quarter, all of Microsoft: $20.89 billion. More broadly, Apple revenue ($46.33 billion) was more than twice Microsoft's, and net income nearly was ($13.06 billion versus $6.62 billion, respectively). But it's that iPhone figure that really stands out. One product's revenues against an entire company's. -betanews.com (Apple, Industry, iPhone, Microsoft, Phones, Services)

tachy0n  +   1127d ago
if the iphone makes more revenue than microsoft.. does android makes more revenue than the iphone and micrososft?
Ulf  +   1126d ago
Erm. If MS imposed a licensing fee on every piece of Windows software, and forced all software to be sold through the MS store, I think their revenue would exceed Apple's by a ridiculous margin.

Kind of a... Apples to Oranges (ha!) comparison.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories

With 'Android for Work,' Google hopes you'll use your phone on the job

15m ago - The tech giant aims to deepen its roots in the workplace with a new initiative and services meant... | Services
30°

Bloatware: Why computer makers fill your PC with junk, and how to get rid of it

15m ago - Bloatware, crapware, shovelware: No matter what you call it, the junk that PC makers dump onto ne... | Software