Apple Passes Coca-Cola as Most Valuable Brand.

Apple Passes Coca-Cola as Most Valuable Brand
A scene from a commercial for the iPhone 5 by Apple, a brand valued at $98.3 billion by Interbrand, a consulting company.

APPLE is the new most valuable brand in the world, according to a closely followed annual report.
The report, to be released on Monday, is from Interbrand, a corporate identity and brand consulting company owned by the Omnicom Group that has been compiling what it calls the Best Global Brands report since 2000. The previous No. 1 brand, Coca-Cola, fell to No. 3.
Not only has Apple replaced Coca-Cola as first among the 100 most valuable brands based on criteria that include financial performance, this is the first time that the soft drink known for slogans like “It’s the real thing” has not been No. 1.
Apple’s arrival in the top spot was perhaps “a matter of time,” Jez Frampton, global chief executive at Interbrand, said in a recent interview. Apple was No. 2 last year, climbing from No. 8 in the 2011 report.