Apple tops the tree as world’s most valuable brand – valued at £29,922 billion

The annual Global 500 List notes the most valuable brands on the planet of which this year Apple has topped the list.

Usual top dog Microsoft had to settle for third place as Google took second place.

The top ten consists of

  1. Apple valued at £29,922 billion
  2. Google valued at £28,881 billion
  3. Microsoft valued at £24,672 billion
  4. IBM valued at £24,672 billion
  5. Walmart valued at £24,158 billion
  6. Samsung valued at £24,080 billion
  7. General Electric valued at £20,939 billion
  8. Coca Cola valued at £19,595 billion
  9. Vodafone valued at £18,940 billion
  10. Amazon.com valued at £18,071 billion

Since When Did iPhones Randomly Set On Fire?! *Kmt*

Australian air safety officials have launched an investigation after an airline passenger’s Apple iPhone apparently caught fire during a flight.

Local airline Regional Express said the phone began glowing red and emitting dense smoke after the plane landed in Sydney on Friday.

Flight attendants had to douse the phone, which has since been handed to investigators.

Officials said they would be consulting Apple as part of their inquiry.

“We have no previous records of iPhones undergoing spontaneous self-ignition,” a spokesman for the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) told AFP news agency.

“We do have the phone, it’s in our custody, and we will be undertaking a technical examination of it.”

Apple said it was looking forward to working with the investigators.

So now we have phones setting themselves alight?! Smh