Only four days have remained until the release of the most anticipated and rumored smartphone of the year and what special introduction should the iPhone 5 receive other than the iPhone’s critical importance to Apple.
The iPhone turned 5 years this summer and it is currently the source of more than half of Apple’s overall sales, according to CNN Money. A comparison between the iPhone business solely and the entire revenue of other companies will offer relevant results in showing us just how big the iPhone got.
On its own, Apple’s iPhone business is bigger than Microsoft’s. According to CNN Money, “the iPhone generated more sales than the entirety of Microsoft’s product lineup over the past four quarters.” And Google seems to keep up, being the next tech giant in revenues after the revenues summed by the iPhone.
Also, if we are to compare Apple’s businesses between them, the entire revenue brought by Macs, iPads, iPods, and iTunes sales still doesn’t reach the iPhone sales.
Conclusively, the iPhone is the most crucial smartphone a business has ever known and a match point product for Apple.
Source: CNN Money