Apple announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2012 this week and revealed that it is going from strength to strength, selling a record number of iPhone and iPads.

Sales of iPads are up by more than 150 percent and iPhone sales are up by 88 percent, which translates as 35.1 million iPhones sold in three months.

"We're thrilled with sales of over 35 million iPhones and almost 12 million iPads in the March quarter," said Apple CEO Tim Cook. "The new iPad is off to a great start, and across the year you're going to see a lot more of the kind of innovation that only Apple can deliver."

These enormous figures are all well and good - and certainly show no sign of slowing down - but they all become a bit meaningless, so we've added some context to try and explain what Apple's vast fortune compares to in the real world.

From dozens of Bugatti Veyrons, to more Wembley stadiums than you can shake a stick at, Apple can buy all of it with change to spare.