This quarter’s growth represented a measly 0.4 percent rise from the same time last year, but of course it still sold a record 74.8 million handsets.
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However, if you look at the bigger picture here, you can see that for its last full fiscal year, revenues for Apple’s iPhone business alone of around $154 billion mean if its handset arm was a country, it’d be the 57th richest nation on the planet.
Yes, its revenues are larger than all of the goods and services sold across 60 percent of the world’s countries, just behind oil-rich Kuwait, but ahead of Angola, Hungary and Ukraine, plus 190 others.
The entire company meanwhile, which made more than $231 billion in 2015, is placed right between Portugal and Greece when looking at their most recent GDP figures.
Just a little perspective.
➤ No Need to Fret, Apple Is Doing Fine [Wall Street Journal]