Apple Tops Fortune's List of World's Most Admired Companies [Chart]

Posted February 28, 2013 at 6:45pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5058 views

Apple has topped Fortune's list of the World's Most Admired Companies.

Apple:
Top 50 rank: 1
Rank in Computers: 1
Overall score: 8.24

Why it's admired:
Apple has had a rough time lately with its stock price in a free fall and the widely publicized failure of its Maps feature. However, it remains a financial juggernaut, posting $13 billion in net income last quarter, making it the most profitable company in the world during that period. The company has its fanatical customer base, and it still refuses to compete on price, making the iconic iPhone and iPad products that are still widely seen as prestige devices. Competition may be stiff, but so far it remains behind: In Q4 2012, the iPhone 5 was the world's best selling smartphone, followed in second place by the iPhone 4S.

Rounding out the Top 10 is Google, Amazon.com, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, IBM, Southwest Airlines, Berkshire Hathaway, Walt Disney, and FedEx.

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zeppy - March 1, 2013 at 7:39am
Admired by who exactly? The customers of Apple that pay inflated prices for crippled and locked down devices? Or maybe the prison camp employees that build most of the Apple products? How about the families of the employee-slaves that were burned alive in the recent factory fire while building Apple products? Apple news is not what it seems and the propaganda by global elitists marketing Apple has lost it's ability to further blind the awakened.
Justabrake - February 28, 2013 at 6:57pm
Only 2 are unionized
iCrunch - February 28, 2013 at 6:56pm
Funny, I don't see Samsung anywhere on that list. haha
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