Smart infographic: Peak or plateau for Apple?

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Whether you’re an avid technophile or you can barely work your television, there’s no doubt that there’s one tech titan’s name and reputation that everyone knows right now: Apple, of course.

Since the launch of their personal, handheld gadgets, from the iPod to the iPhone and beyond, Apple has risen to the top of the corporate food chain, becoming the most profitable public company in the world. Apple’s stock prices have multiplied many times over in recent years, and they’ve continued to enjoy massive degrees of succes with each launch of a new gadget.

But while Apple will certainly always be powerful, valuable, and competitive in its field, recent numbers and sales have caused many to wonder: Could this vast technology beast be reaching its peak? After all, any company can only enjoy so much meteoric growth before the whole operation becomes entirely saturated. Has Apple reached a new peak? If everyone already has an iPhone, the chances of them buying a new one (even a sleeker update) begin to decrease. Apple is obviously still on top of the technology food chain, but the following infographic seeks to address the question: Could the Apple phenomenon of impressive growth be slowing down at last?

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