Thursday, May 09, 2013

how rich would you be

if you had bought Apple stock instead of its gadgets?

Ever wonder how much money you would have now had you invested in AAPL stock instead of the first iPod when it came out? (That's $399 in 2001).

You'd have tens of thousands of dollars (see image).

We put 10 of the most popular Apple products of the last two decades together with what their current value would be if they had been stock investments. Our numbers come from Kyle Conroy, a software engineer who compiled all the data on his website.

If you paid for a new MacBook or iPhone in the past 10 years, seeing these figures may cause you to feel some regret. But it's an interesting reflection of just how successful AAPL stock has been.

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