Consider the following scenario: Apple has just announced that it’s going to spin off its iPad branch and form a new company called The iPad Inc. That’s right, folks. The iPad is ditching its brothers, the iPhone and the iPod, in pursuit of individual glory. Take a moment to consider what impact this would have on the world. And after you’re done, continuing reading this post.
There are two main conclusions that could be drawn. First, a company by the name of Molina Healthcare would be very unhappy. Why, you ask? Well, if the iPad did indeed become its own independent company, it would place at #98 in Fortune‘s list of the largest 500 companies in the world, ahead of McDonald’s, Nike, and a ton of other well known organizations. In addition, it would also knock Molina Healthcare off the Fortune 500 list, placing it at #501.
The second conclusion is that the iPad would be the 11th largest Tech company in the United States. Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi believes that the iPad will reach sales of about $46 billion in the year 2013. Afterwards, he says, growth will begin to slow. NOT because the competition have caught up, though, but because of iPad market saturation. As TUAW puts it, the world will have reached a point where
everyone and their brother will have an iPad.
In all seriousness though, it’s amazing to see what Apple has created. It is truly spectacular when just a branch of a company’s many operations alone can be compared with some of the other most well known corporations out there in the world.
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