Apple becomes the first company to be valued at $1 trillion

42 years after the company was founded the iPhone firm makes history

$0.51 share price

12 December 1980

Apple goes public to

instant financial success

1980

January 1983

Apple Lisa released

1985

$0.27

1985

Chairman Steve Jobs quits Apple

after a boardroom power struggle

1990

1995

$0.49

1997

Jobs rejoins Apple, becomes CEO

August 1998

Launch of iMac G3

in translucent Bondi blue

2000

$1.30

October 2001

iPod launched

2005

$17.43

June 2007

iPhone released

$53.74

August 2011

Jobs resigns because of ill-health.

Tim Cook becomes CEO

2010

$100

September 2012

iPhone 5 sells

5m units in three days

2015

$122

February 2015

First company valued

at more than $700bn

2018

$0

50

100

150

200

$207.05

August 2018

Shares surge on news of the company’s quarterly

figures. The new share price values Apple at $1tn

1980

$0.51 share price

12 December 1980 Apple goes public to

instant financial success

January 1983 Apple Lisa released

1985

$0.27

1985 Chairman Steve Jobs quits Apple

after a boardroom power struggle

1990

1995

$0.49

1997 Jobs rejoins Apple, becomes CEO

August 1998 Launch of iMac G3

in translucent Bondi blue

2000

$1.30

October 2001 iPod launched

2005

$17.43

June 2007 iPhone released

2010

$53.74

August 2011 Jobs resigns because of ill-health.

Tim Cook becomes CEO

$100

September 2012 iPhone 5 sells

5m units in three days

2015

$122

February 2015 First

company valued at

more than $700bn

2018

$0

50

100

150

200

$207.05

August 2018 Shares surge on news of the company’s quarterly

figures. The new share price values Apple at $1tn