It’s probably no surprise that Apple has once again snagged the top position in Fortune’s recently released list of the Top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies. This is the sixth year in a row that Apple has managed to grab the top honor. They managed to top both Google and Amazon, which came in second and third, respectively. The decision is voted on by a group of 3,800 executives and directors.
Apple was the clear choice for the number one position, despite experiencing its share of problems this year, including the failure of its Maps feature and problems with its stock price. Apple’s successes far outweighed any problems they may have weathered. Fortune called the company a “financial juggernaut” and reported that they posted $13 billion in net income last quarter, which made it the most profitable company in the world during that period. They also stated that, “The company has its fanatical customer base, and it still refuses to compete on price, making the iconic iPhone and iPad products that are still widely seen as prestige devices.”
Although the list is an international list of companies, American companies hold the top 13 positions. Other companies in the top five include both Coca Cola and Starbucks. Some have questioned the list, due to the scarcity of non-American companies in the top positions. Google was rated the second best company due to its being rated the most attractive place to work. Fortune also stated that Google grabbed the second place due to the expectations for Android OS to overtake Apple’s iOS as the number one mobile operating system in both the United States and Canada. Moreover, they stated that Google Play is also expected to move ahead of the App Store with the total amount of apps for both mobile and tablet.
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