Apple just became the first $1 trillion public company

Apple just became the first $1 trillion public company

They're just showing off.

Even after breezing through this historic marker, the company is trading well below the inflated metrics of its peers and the market as a whole.

Although iPhone sales aren't rising as rapidly as they were a few years ago, Apple has been adding enough new features to persuade consumers to pay higher prices for its top-of-the line devices.

Some analysts believe e-commerce leader Amazon.com will supplant Apple as the world's most valuable company in the next year or two as its spreading tentacles reach into new markets. And it's going to generate enormous returns for Apple's shareholders.

Apple's CEO at the time, Gil Amelio, split the company into 7 separate divisions, each responsible for its own profit or loss.

"Financial returns are simply the result of Apple's innovation, putting our products and customers first, and always staying true to our values", Cook said in the memo. That company is now worth about $205 billion.

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The first company to hit $10 million in market capitalization had a 20 year charter to start, and was championed by Alexander Hamilton.

The Apple Inc. logo is displayed on a monitor outside the Nasdaq Market Site in New York City on Aug. 2 2018.
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The Apple Inc. logo is displayed on a monitor outside the Nasdaq Market Site in New York City on Aug. 2 2018. Peter Foley Bloomberg

"Many on Wall Street doubted my new forecast, saying the iDevice King was suffering from a smartphone sales hangover", Michael told us.

In the UAE, the iPhone dominated smartphone sales past year, with the iPhone 6, 6s and 7 models accounting for the top-three slots in the list of registered devices in 2017 according to the country's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

It's only taken Apple 42 years to get almost as big as Canada.

Yahoo Finance mistakenly displayed that Apple's worth had surpassed $1tr by displaying an outdated number earlier in the day, causing widespread confusion across the market. It was the company's strongest June quarter in history, bolstered by sales of the iPhone X (which retails at $999), wearables, and services.

Looking at Apple's current financial health, Michael is spot on.

Apple has sold more than a billion iPhones since the first model was unveiled by Jobs in 2007. Thirteen analysts have a price target of above $225 (₱11,963.14) for Apple. From today's price of $200, that's a gain of 25%. If the stock price experiences a lot of correction due to market instability, Apple could easily lose its high valuation.

So maybe in 50 years, we'll all be living in houses we bought from Amazon and filled with Google, Apple and Microsoft products.

Our Apple profit play has benefited directly from these efforts. Share valuation will need to hit $207.05 per share to reach $1tr.

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