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