Apple by the numbers

Apple's quarterly results may have failed to hit the mark but with the iPhone 5 due for release in a couple of months the tech giant is still in a league of its own.

Apple's quarterly results have failed to meet Wall Street's expectations but it's not quite doom and gloom for the tech giant just yet.

While revenue and net income both increased by 20 per cent the market expected more and one can't really blame its enthusiasm because Apple has so far made a habit of blowing projections out of the water.

However, this time things are a bit different. Apple was expected to generate $US37 billion in revenue, but fell short at $35 billion. Strong iPad sales failed to offset the drop in the sales of iPhones and iMacs. 

Global economic jitters and a saturated market have slowed the sales of the iPhone, especially in China, but the iPhone 5 is only around the corner. The success of this device is going to be critical for Apple and its boss Tim Cook.  

The fact is that Apple's iPad sales have skyrocketed in the last quarter and the iPhone 5 will no doubt send Apple fans into a frenzy. Apple might have suffered a hiccup but the power of its brand remains undiminished. 

So with Apple’s results and the spirit of all things numerical in mind we have dug up an infographic created by Sortable, courtesy of the Huffington Post, which gives you a statistical insight into tech giant’s empire.




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