Google Again Surpasses Apple as Most Valuable Company in the World

With Apple shares dipping below $90 this morning, Google's parent company Alphabet briefly overtook Apple as the world's most valuable company hitting a market cap of $498 billion compared to Apple's market cap of $494 billion. Apple and Google shares continue to fluctuate and the two companies are neck-and-neck for the top valuation, but Google remains in the lead.

Apple's stock has seen steep declines in recent weeks, following its first ever drop in iPhone sales and its first year-over-year revenue decline since 2003. Apple's share price is down again amid rumors of weak demand for the upcoming iPhone 7 and there's no relief in sight as Apple is also expecting a revenue drop in Q3 2016.

Apple's guidance for the quarter includes expected revenue of $41 to $43 billion and gross margin between 37.5 and 38 percent, compared to $49.6 billion revenue and gross margin of 39.7 percent in Q3 2015.

Google parent company Alphabet previously overtook Apple as the most valuable company in the world in February of 2016 following a strong Q1 2016 earnings report.

Earlier today, Apple was ranked the world's most valuable brand by Forbes, assigned a brand value of $154.1 billion compared to Google's $82.5 billion.

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48 months ago
the way things are projected to go with this year's iphone amid other issues, i don't see them taking that title back any time soon
Rating: 33 Votes
48 months ago
More :apple:Watch bands.
Rating: 32 Votes
48 months ago

Ya? Cool. Can you tell me more about Android's innovation?

NFC payments, large screen smartphones, 2k resolution, virtual reality with smartphones, fast wireless charging, USB quick charging, notification pulldown, multitasking, I can go on. I'm not saying Android invented all these features, but no other smartphone company has implemented them yet
Rating: 31 Votes
48 months ago

If you want innovation, then Android is your choice.

Ya? Cool. Can you tell me more about Android's innovation?
Rating: 25 Votes
48 months ago
Not surprising. Apple needs to focus on what brought people to Apple in the first place and quit trying to force An iPad as a Mac replacement or a Watch as an accessory to an iPhone or a car that they have no business making. I love Apple products but the magic has fizzled out as of late
Rating: 24 Votes
48 months ago
Start innovating again Apple, and maybe customers will continue to buy your products.
Rating: 23 Votes
48 months ago
When they don't produce **** and they rely on money farming, you can't say you have the right to be shocked.
Rating: 16 Votes
48 months ago
Man. Everyone hates everyone and everything in these forums...
Rating: 15 Votes
48 months ago

Why would anybody care about who is number 1?

Apparently a LOT of people here when it's Apple in the #1 slot of any (positive connotation) list.

Let them slip to #2 or below though and the list is nonsense, the measurements are flawed, and a wide variety of moving the goalpost redirection ("but who makes the most profit from a single model of phone" and "who has the most cash in the bank," etc).

Patent system is fine when it's working for Apple, broken when it's working against.

And so on. You've been in this community long enough to know the drill.
Rating: 14 Votes
48 months ago

Start innovating again Apple, and maybe customers will continue to buy your products.

Ya Apple, or we'll go and buy some products from a company that is actually innovating! Like Samsung, or Google, okay!?

Am I doing this right?
Rating: 12 Votes

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