Apple Still Leading the Pack

This is my 3rd roundup of infographics tonight after I spent an ungodly amount of time using my Tumblr app, TumbleOn HD – Tumblr App for Images. The app aggregates all of the images used in all Tumblr blogs and makes them easily searchable using key words and tags.

The first infographic I ran tonight featured the evolution of being a geek, which is a very fun look at the world of geekdom. The second roundup featured this year’s social media story told through infographics, with commentary by me.

This roundup takes a look at All Things Apple.

The 1st infographic features a sampling of Tweets from the 24 hours surrounding Christmas. By looking at Tweets, the makers of this infographic were able to get a feel for which tablet was most gifted this Christmas.

No surprise here. The iPad won by a landslide. The Amazon Kindle (mostly the Kindle Fire) is a distant second, followed by the Google Nexus, and in a very distant last place is the Microsoft Surface tablet.

Did you get a tablet for Christmas, and if so, which one did you get?

What I got for Christmas

The 2nd infographic in this roundup features the most influential people, products, companies, and cities in 2012.

By looking at the infographic you can see that, except for cities, Apple shows up in every category and leads the pack in the product category.

Steve Jobs, who died October 5, 2011, apparently still wielded enough power in 2012 to put him on the list of most influential people.

In the most influential products category, the iPhone and iPad are in 1st and 2nd place respectively. Also on that list is iTunes, the iPod, and the MacBook. That means that 5 out of 14 (or 36%) of the most influential products are Apple products. Pretty impressive.

And, in the most influential companies category, Apple ranks #4. In 2011, it was revealed that Apple has more cash on hand than the U.S. government. Apple is also the leading music retailer in the world, has 90% market share in the industry’s most profitable segment, is the most profitable company in the world, and the App Store makes Apple the largest software distributer in the world. Read more about these accomplishments here.

What all of that means is that love them or hate them, Apple is a formidable company that deserves some respect for what it has achieved, especially considering that it got its start in a garage in the 80s.

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Most influential ... 2012

This last infographic is just a bit of fun. The infographic is a parody of what the advertising and such would look like if Apple made a credit card. The “iCard,” as the developer of this infographic so aptly named it, may or may not be a good idea, but the infographic makers hit almost every mark in what the iCard’s marketing would look like and what features might be offered with it. From font to finish, this is pure Apple, but purely fiction.

The iCard

Well, that’s it for the infographic extravaganza. I hope you enjoyed them as much I did.

That’s also it for me today. Until later, …