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  • Apple Deemed World's 8th Most Valuable Brand


    On Monday, Bloomberg reported that Apple's brand value has increased exponentially during the last twelve months.

    According to the top 100 global brands ranked in Interbrandís Best Global Brands 2011 report (which excludes privately held brands), Apple was the eighth most valuable brand in the world last year.

    It should be noted that Apple claimed the No. 17 spot in 2010.

    For 2011, however, Apple's brand (estimated to be worth in excess of $33 billion) was bigger than numerous industry giants, including Disney and Budweiser. Microsoft still remains substantially ahead of Apple at No. 3. with a brand value of $59.1 billion.

    Once again, Coca-Cola took top honors in the report with an estimated brand value of $71.86 billion.

    To check out the list for yourself, click here.

    Source: Bloomberg
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Deemed World's 8th Most Valuable Brand started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Great, I hope it continues to grow and inspire technological innovation at Apple.
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      wholly cow!!!! 58% increase from last year and apple is still complaining about not making enough money by going after jailbreakers......talking about greed!

      Sony and Nintendo on the other hand are hurting really bad. I would be shocked if those companies folded specially Sony. Sony is going to get bought if they keep on loosing this bad. I admire psp's vita specs and all but who really wants to play with that thing when you have the iphone or the galaxy 2s around, specially with games costing less than $1. I truly think that dedicated portable gaming is a dead market. The next iphone with the bigger screen(hopefully) and quad core cpu and quad gpu is going to destroy the dedicated portable gaming market. The only advantage the psp has over the high end smartphones is the controls for gaming.
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Quote Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post
      wholly cow!!!! 58% increase from last year and apple is still complaining about not making enough money by going after jailbreakers......talking about greed!

      Sony and Nintendo on the other hand are hurting really bad. I would be shocked if those companies folded.
      Why would you be shocked? Nintendo is still selling to a market that is shrinking at a rapid pace. Sony's movie industry is hurting. Both are destined for failure, because they cannot adapt to new and changing markets.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      I'm surprised to see IBM at no. 2??? Also, Nokia took a HUGE hit going from 8 to 14th...hope their new phone proves to be a competitor...
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      all apple has to do is to release an iphone with these specs to be untouchable.

      4.5" SAMOLED 1080P retina
      2gb dd3 ram
      16,32,64 gb with micro sd slot
      A6 quad core @ 1ghz
      quad core gpu
      stereo speakers at the bottom and have a dual mic(stereo recording) relocated somewhere else
      use a new kind of lithium ion polymer battery with twice the capacity
      3g/4g lte
      12mp camera with larger optics zeis lens and night shot/ 1080p video rec
      dual led flash/ with 1 infrared led for nighshot illumination.

      am I asking too much????
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      I'm surprised by a good margin of that list.

      Anyone else notice the 5.0.1 jailbreak already in there. Good on you Corona!
    1. Feanor64's Avatar
      Feanor64 -
      lol sounding like a kook here but once it is proven wifi causes health problems i wonder what will happen then hhhmmm......major class action lawsuits against the industry it could happen....yeah apple should be number one by then
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      Quote Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post
      all apple has to do is to release an iphone with these specs to be untouchable.

      4.5" SAMOLED 1080P retina
      2gb dd3 ram
      16,32,64 gb with micro sd slot
      A6 quad core @ 1ghz
      quad core gpu
      stereo speakers at the bottom and have a dual mic(stereo recording) relocated somewhere else
      use a new kind of lithium ion polymer battery with twice the capacity
      3g/4g lte
      12mp camera with larger optics zeis lens and night shot/ 1080p video rec
      dual led flash/ with 1 infrared led for nighshot illumination.

      am I asking too much????

      yes
    1. Cheesey123's Avatar
      Cheesey123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post
      all apple has to do is to release an iphone with these specs to be untouchable.

      4.5" SAMOLED 1080P retina
      2gb dd3 ram
      16,32,64 gb with micro sd slot
      A6 quad core @ 1ghz
      quad core gpu
      stereo speakers at the bottom and have a dual mic(stereo recording) relocated somewhere else
      use a new kind of lithium ion polymer battery with twice the capacity
      3g/4g lte
      12mp camera with larger optics zeis lens and night shot/ 1080p video rec
      dual led flash/ with 1 infrared led for nighshot illumination.

      am I asking too much????
      Plus sidewinder missiles
      Metal cutting lasers
      Intergalactic communication modular

      Oh and not forgetting to make it transform into a Bugatti

      Hope I'm not asking to much ;0)
    1. expl0itfinder's Avatar
      expl0itfinder -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cheesey123 View Post
      Plus sidewinder missiles
      Metal cutting lasers
      Intergalactic communication modular

      Oh and not forgetting to make it transform into a Bugatti

      Hope I'm not asking to much ;0)
      That would make one hell of an iphone
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post
      all apple has to do is to release an iphone with these specs to be untouchable.

      4.5" SAMOLED 1080P retina clearly you have no working definition of retina and 1080p
      2gb dd3 ram Also no working definition of ram
      16,32,64 gb with micro sd slot this could potentially work, but apple thinks we don't need removable storage on their phones
      A6 quad core @ 1ghz Overkill IMHO, but could happen
      quad core gpu Did you already forget you posted that above?
      stereo speakers at the bottom and have a dual mic(stereo recording) relocated somewhere else could happen, but I am sure most wouldnt even notice
      use a new kind of lithium ion polymer battery with twice the capacity Sorta needs to be invented first. If pigs could fly... I;d eat pig wings. I love ribs and chicken wings. Imagine how the two together would tase
      3g/4g lte Probably the most realistic item on your list
      12mp camera with larger optics zeis lens and night shot/ 1080p video rec
      dual led flash/ with 1 infrared led for nighshot illumination. We aren't all porn photographers.

      am I asking too much????
      You are basicall asking for the moon and stars. Most of the stuff we wouldn't need. Most of the stuff would make productions costs sky high and I doubt it would have enough of a bearing on the general populous to boost sales. You listed a bunch of specs. The average iPhone owner doesn't even know what speed their processor is and why.
    1. zurie's Avatar
      zurie -
      this reply has all sorts of win all over it.