What if I had bought Apple stock instead?
Currently, Apple's stock is at an all time high. A share today is worth over 40 times its value seven years ago. So, how much would you have today if you purchased stock instead of an Apple product?
See for yourself in the table below. All values are calculated using Apple's current stock price.
Here's, for example, my daughter's iMac:
Apple iMac G4/800 - 2003-02-04 $1299 $48,193
That last number is what that computer would be worth in it's purchased price equivalent as stock today. Incredible.Update Feb 6, 2012
: the figures were current for the date the chart was published, April 24, 2010.
Apple's stocks have since gone up another
35% since then.