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Just How BIG Is Apple? Watch out New York!

Just How BIG Is Apple?

Breaking Down Apple's Billions. It's no secret Apple, one of the most valuable public companies in the world, is making major cash off today's tech gadgets — but how much?

Breaking Down Apple's Billions

This week, the company reported a record net profit of more than $13.6 billion for its quarterly report lasting 14 weeks and ending Dec. 31, 2011. A rumored summer release of the iPhone 5 will help keep the money flowing in this year for the more than $400 billion company. “We’re thrilled with our outstanding results and record-breaking sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs,” Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said in a statement.

“Apple’s momentum is incredibly strong, and we have some amazing new products in the pipeline.” Cook alone raked in $378 million last year, naming him the highest-paid CEO. It seems unimaginable to see how far $400 billion could be used. Apple could pay off the public debt of eight European Union countries. Infographic: Eight Gigantic Things That Are Smaller Than Apple. If anything’s clear about Apple, it’s that the company is huge – so huge that they’ve been considered the world’s largest company off and on this year, in a back and forth struggle with Exxon.

Infographic: Eight Gigantic Things That Are Smaller Than Apple

The folks over at have produced an infographic to put the matter into perspective, showing eight massive things that are smaller than Apple. The full image can be seen below (click to expand). iPad buyers are exactly who you think they are, but with pets (infographic) Although the $199 Kindle Fire hybrid e-reader and tablet has captured a lot of consumer attention in the last few weeks, Apple’s iPad is still the most popular and desired tablet device across the board, especially with kids.

iPad buyers are exactly who you think they are, but with pets (infographic)

With the holiday season coming up, the likelihood of tablet purchases is greatly increased because there are so many unique options at different prices. But which segment of the public is most likely to actually purchase an iPad this holiday? Apple is Ridiculously Valuable [INFOGRAPHIC] Hard to believe, but Steve Jobs resigned from Apple almost exactly a year ago and died just a little over a month later.

Apple is Ridiculously Valuable [INFOGRAPHIC]

L’infographie des « One more thing » de Steve Jobs. “Steve Jobs est mort, vive Steve Jobs”.

L’infographie des « One more thing » de Steve Jobs

Twitter Analysis: Massive Global Mourning For Steve Jobs (Infographic) In the hours after Steve Jobs’ passing, researchers at the New England Complex Systems Institute tried to track the spread of memorial tweets spreading through the internet.

Twitter Analysis: Massive Global Mourning For Steve Jobs (Infographic)

Their computers were overwhelmed. Rather than focusing on network dynamics, they decided to analyze the tributes by language. Jobs wasn’t just an American visionary, but truly global. Above is a breakdown of two million tweets containing the name “Steve Jobs” and posted between 9 pm on Oct. 5 and 9 am the next morning. Each dot represents 1,000 tweets, and they’re colored according to language. Though the methodology’s a little rough — tweets didn’t mention Steve Jobs by name aren’t included, nor are languages with non-Western alphabets — but it’s enough. “I have been looking at the tributes,” said NECSI president Yaneer Bar-Yam, “and their extent is itself a tribute.”

How Twitter Reacted to the iPhone 4S Announcement [INFOGRAPHIC] History of Apple Inc. Infographic: An ode to Steve Jobs — Apple News, Tips and Reviews. Earlier, I wrote about Steve Jobs’ time as CEO by the numbers, but now here’s a visual look at his time in that role.

Infographic: An ode to Steve Jobs — Apple News, Tips and Reviews

The infographic below presents a history of the most memorable moments and products in Jobs’ career, as well as a selection of some quotes that sum up a lot of his feelings about their design, the competition and the computing landscape. (Click to enlarge) Apple Product Design: 35 Years of Consumer Electronics [INFOGRAPHIC] When it comes to industrial design, few consumer electronics or computer makers have the legacy or influence of Apple, Inc.

Apple Product Design: 35 Years of Consumer Electronics [INFOGRAPHIC]

In the last 35 years, Apple has introduced a myriad of products and devices, some very successful, some, not so much. Artist Mike Vasilev created this infographic for Mashable, highlighting the major Apple product releases and design changes from 1976 through 2011. With rumors of the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and a smaller, lower-cost iPhone all spreading through the technosphere, we feel certain that at least one more item will be added to the "redesign" list before 2011 closes out. What is your favorite Apple design of all time?

Let us know in the comments. Happy 4th Anniversary, iPhone [INFOGRAPHIC] Four years ago today, Apple released the original iPhone.

Happy 4th Anniversary, iPhone [INFOGRAPHIC]

The hype that preceded the release of the so-called "Jesus Phone" was nothing short of staggering. Analysts, tech blogs and consumers oscillated between hyping the phone as the second-coming or deriding it as much-ado about nothing. In 2007, I was both an Apple fan (I purchased my first iPod in 2002) and a mobile phone fanatic. Still, I had my doubts about the iPhone because of its outlandish price, its carrier lock (and the carrier of choice) and the lack of third-party applications. Apple's 500,000 Approved iOS Apps by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC] Add another big figure to Apple's list of accomplishments in the world of smartphones and tablets: the company has approved half a million apps for its mobile platform iOS.

Apple has not officially announced the figure, and the number of apps you can actually download and install is considerably lower due to some apps being pulled or rendered obsolete. But if you strictly count the apps Apple has approved so far, the number is a little more than 500,000. To honor the occasion, three companies specializing in iOS apps - game-maker Chillingo, app search engine Chomp and app blog 148apps - have created an infographic highlighting some of the most interesting figures related to the vast ecosystem of iOS apps. According to their data, there are 85,569 unique app developers; the most popular iOS app is Angry Birds, and 37% of iOS apps are free, while another 29% of all apps cost only $0.99. To view the full size, click the infographic. How Are Mac & PC People Different? [INFOGRAPHIC] In an infographic that's bound to cause arguments and perhaps fistfights, researchers at Hunch placed data from about 700,000 of its website visitors onto a deep illustration that shows just how different users of Macs and PCs are.

They came up with interesting correlations between users' chosen computing platforms and their demographics and personalities, as well as tastes in food, fashion and media. Did it sort out like a comparison between Tea Party members and liberals? Are PC users geeks and Mac users hipsters, in keeping with common stereotypes? Almost. How The iPhone Became The World’s Most Popular Camera [Infographic] Comprehensive iPhone 5 Rumor Roundup [Infographic] iPhone 5 rumors. The Seven Types of Iphone Owners. Around APPLE - le pouvoir de vente de l’iPad. La tablette numérique d’Apple bénéficie d’une notoriété rêvée : 9 consommateurs sur 10 connaissent l’iPad. Le pouvoir de vente et de persuasion de la tablette est tout aussi impressionnant : 39% des possesseurs d’iPad pensent que les publicités affichées sur leur tablette sont innovantes et intéressantes (contre 25% pour les autres marques) et 24% d’entre eux reconnaissent avoir fait un achat après avoir vu une publicité sur leur tablette (contre seulement 10% pour les autres marques).

Apple compte bien tirer profit du développement de sa tablette star puisque la marque envisage de multiplier par 3 les revenus de l’App Store en 2011, soit des revenus avoisinant les 15 milliards de dollars. Comparatif des tablettes tactiles du march?