Apple shot straight to the No. 1 position by surpassing Chinese vendor Xiaomi, in second place, and Samsung in third place.
Apple now has five of the top ten quarters. ExxonMobil has three.
Wikipedia’s list of the largest corporate quarterly earnings of all time was updated within 20 minutes of the news.
iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are the heroes making Apple $18 billion in revenues. Apple changed the strategy and made phones bigger not just in the screen size but memory size too. That played a huge role making Apple winning the war against the might band of Android phones.
Look at this rather informative infographic by Wrappz, which explains the whole adventure in great detail.