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Fortune has for the second consecutive year declared Apple the most profitable company in the world, despite coming in 9th overall in the Fortune Global 500. Apple retained its position despite its profits falling 14.4% year-on-year. It also topped Fortune’s list of the world’s most admired companies. - 9to5mac
Whenever I think that Apple is the most successful company in the world, I smile a bit. It's proof that at the end of the day, quality is always the most important thing. Apple's goal is to make the best products in the world, and their attention to detail while still focusing on the future of computing is what makes them the most profitable company in the world.

Apple sees computers as art, and because of that, they succeed.