Apple today posted its earnings for the final quarter of 2012,
which was “disappointingly” the largest corporate earnings year in
human history by a tidy margin, causing many investors to panic as
Apple clearly circles the drain in what will be the first step in
a short road to the demise of the most valuable company in the
world (If Exxon hasn’t indeed surpassed it tomorrow morning).
Apple’s 13.1B in earnings this quarter was the 4th largest of all
time according to the same metric.