Is Apple the new Sears?

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    Sears? Sears, you say? That store I never shop at?

    But keep in mind, Sears was an unrivaled retail giant. Sears was so big, it was 1% of US GDP. 2/3 of Americans shopped at Sears in any 3 month period. Half of US households held a Sears credit card. The planning director at Sears once said, “Take our revenue, divide it by four, and we’re still bigger than the next guy.” The tallest building in the world was, for a time, the Sears tower.

    Now, Sears is a relic.

    A few days ago, Apple announced its quarterly earnings. Apple just had the biggest quarter for any tech company, ever. The world forked over $46 billion to Apple in those three months. Most of it, for the device pictured above. 37 million iPhones were sold from October 2011 to December 2011.

    (on the phone is a graph of iPhone sales. this is me playing around with product type shots)

    Barance, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Laurarama 27 months ago | reply

      guess I'm the only one who doesn't have one. Nice product shot!

      [ via Laurarama's contacts on flickriver  --Laurarama ]

    2. Dialed-in! 27 months ago | reply

      Fascinating! If only I had bought stock...

    3. Kaboo2 27 months ago | reply

      Nice product type shot Scott. Just so you know I help apple a lot : )

    4. mel . li 27 months ago | reply

      un saludo y buen fin de semana!!!!!
      y para escuchar:

    5. Patricia Speck 27 months ago | reply

      A fantastic shot Scott.....very sharp

    6. Cindy's Here 27 months ago | reply

      I am one of the few people that doesn`t have one!

    7. || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL || 27 months ago | reply

      Nice that all consumers give their money to one company.....!!! not own one!

    8. DavidK-Oregon 27 months ago | reply

      Add Amazon to Apple and throw in a Lazy-boy and the American consumer will feel right at home. Pun intended ;>).

    9. JasonManion 27 months ago | reply

      Great shot there!

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