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Apple's iPhone sales eclipse the entire of Microsoft's business

Apple's iPhone makes more money than the entire of Microsoft's business

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 21, 2012 at 2:29 am CDT (0 mins, 47 secs time to read)

We know that Apple's iPhone is a phenomenon, but just how far does it go? We reported yesterday that Apple's stock reached an all-time high of $648.11, but even today they've reached another all-time high of $665.15. How do they compare against another juggernaut, such as Microsoft? Forbes reports that Apple's iPhone sales are now worth more than all of Microsoft:

Apple's iPhone sales eclipse the entire of Microsoft's business |

One Apple product, something that didn't exist five years ago, has higher sales than everything Microsoft has to offer. More than Windows, Office, Xbox, Bing, Windows Phone, and every other product that Microsoft has created since 1975. In the quarter ended March 31, 2012, iPhone had sales of $22.7 billion; Microsoft Corporation, $17.4 billion.

Defining the word "worth" when using it in this piece, doesn't really equate to iPhone beats Microsoft, but it's close. Apple's sales of the iPhone are seriously huge, and they eclipse everything that Microsoft does, even when you combine multiple parts of the Redmond-based company's business.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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