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By the numbers: Apple's ludicrous fourth quarter

Apple reported the biggest quarter in its history this week— and one of the largest by any company ever —by nearly every metric imaginable. AppleInsider puts those mind-boggling numbers into perspective.

Apple could fund the entire Apollo program using cash on hand, with enough left over to buy 5 nuclear aircraft carriers.

Apple could fund the entire Apollo program using cash on hand, with enough left over to buy 5 nuclear aircraft carriers.


Note: All numbers refer to the quarter ending Dec. 27, unless otherwise noted.

$179 billion: Apple's cash-on-hand.

$131.4 billion: The total cost of the Apollo program, adjusted for inflation.

$74.6 billion: Apple's revenue.

$72.9 billion: The combined revenues of Microsoft, IBM, and Procter & Gamble in the same period.

$60.1 billion: Luxembourg's GDP in 2013.

$18 billion: Apple's profit. This is the most profit ever reported by a publicly-traded company.

$6.2 billion: The purchase price of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.

1 billion: iOS devices sold by Apple since the introduction of the iPhone.

500 million: Visitors to Apple's brick-and-mortar and online stores.

474 million: Tourist arrivals to France, the U.S., Spain, China, Italy, Turkey, Germany, the U.K., Russia, and Thailand in 2013.

74.5 million: iPhones sold by Apple in the quarter.

25 million: Apple TVs sold since its release.

21.4 million: iPads sold by Apple in the quarter.

20 million: Copies of the game Skyrim sold since 2011.

5.5 million: Macs sold by Apple in the quarter.

$761,000: Apple's revenue per employee.

$575,000: Apple's revenue per minute.

$184,000: Apple's net profit per employee.

$144,000: Average salary for an Apple software engineer, according to Glassdoor.

$687: The average selling price of the iPhone.

575: The number of iPhones Apple sold every minute of every day.

$45: The average selling price of phones from Microsoft's handset unit last quarter.