Apple was named the world's most valuable brand in Interbrand's 2017 Best Global Brands ranking this week, marking Apple's fifth consecutive year in the position.

Apple's Interbrand valuation was up three percent, coming in at $184.15 billion to beat out Google ($141.7B), Microsoft ($80B), Coca-Cola ($69.7B), Amazon ($64.8B), and Samsung ($59.3B). Apple and Google together have held the top two positions for several years, but Microsoft's #3 position is new and comes thanks to double-digit percent growth.

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Though Apple struggled with its first year-over-year revenue decline in 2016 due to flagging iPhone sales, the company rebounded during the first quarter of 2017 to set new revenue records and has maintained its sales pace throughout the year.

Apple was not included in the top five Growing Brands category, with Facebook (48 percent growth), Amazon (29 percent), Adobe (19 percent), Adidas (17 percent), and Starbucks (16 percent) leading that list.

To determine a brand's cumulative value, Interbrand considers the financial performance of branded products products and services, the role the brand plays in influencing customer choice, and the strength the brand has to command a premium price.

Along with Interbrand, several other companies offer brand rankings, like Forbes, and Apple often tops those lists as well.

Top Rated Comments

dampfnudel Avatar
62 months ago
This proves it. They're doomed.
No, it proves you're out of original material.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nozuka Avatar
62 months ago
Let's see how far the poop animoji will get them next year!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Superhappytree Avatar
62 months ago
Considering their sloppiness so far this year they certainly don’t deserve it, and I’m usually happy for Apple when they receive this.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
joueboy Avatar
62 months ago
What amuses me is that sugared water still continues to perform really well. No wonder we have obesity problem and health issues due to over consumption of sweets.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
filmantopia Avatar
62 months ago
No, it proves you're out of original material.
Just replaying the greatest hits! As long as people keep predicting Apple's imminent failure, it will continue to be amusing to watch them be wrong.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macs4nw Avatar
62 months ago
Considering their sloppiness so far this year they certainly don’t deserve it, and I’m usually happy for Apple when they receive this.
I'm sure you're aware this is a ranking based upon:

• The financial performance of the branded products and services
• The role the brand plays in influencing customer choice
• The strength the brand has to command a premium price or secure earnings for the company

Based upon those 3 criteria they absolutely do deserve it, minor annoyances you may have notwithstanding. I'm hard-pressed to find perfection amongst any of those companies on the list.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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