Love Apple or hate Apple, they sure know how to make money and in their most recent earnings report they announced something astonishing: For the December quarter, Apple generated $74.6 (£49.5) billion in sales. To put that into perspective, that’s more than Google made in the whole of 2014 and more than Google and Microsoft made combined. And if you throw Amazon into that mix, Apple still made more money in one quarter than those 3 companies did in a whole year.
But let us not dwell on how far ahead Apple is than other technology companies. That would be unfair of us. Instead, let’s focus on the figures of Apple’s announcement: