Apple has become America's first trillion-dollar company

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Elsewhere, Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia, has reportedly been eyeing a public offering that could value it near $2 trillion, but a potential listing has been mired in delays.

Started in the garage of co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976, Apple has pushed its revenue beyond the economic outputs of Portugal, New Zealand and other countries.

It turns out that the high-priced iPhone X didn't turn off customers (unit sales were essentially flat year-over-year) as much as it raised the company's overall average selling prices. Although it missed its target on unit sales of the iPhone, which has always been Apple's cash cow, a rise in the average selling price driven by the iPhone X saw revenues soar. Jobs returned and, with key lieutenants like design head Jony Ive and operations chief Tim Cook, saved Apple and turned it into the giant it is today. Amazon's in second place, with a market cap of $884.86 billion, and good ol' Google (well, Alphabet, technically) is in third at $854.49 billion. Apple's stock market value is greater than the combined capitalization of Exxon Mobil, Procter & Gamble and AT&T.

And in 5 years maybe Canada will be worth less than the company that sold you your phone.

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While Apple should do well in the near future, it is also true that share prices can go down as well as up.

Apple is benefiting from investor euphoria surrounding the tech sector broadly as well - and it could soon have company in the trillion dollar club.

Apple on Wednesday stated in a regulatory filing that as of July 20, 2018, the company had 4,829,926,000 shares, said Howard Silverblatt, a senior index analyst with S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Jobs often presented almost the entirety of Apple's launch events, while Cook typically emcees, but hands product announcements to lieutenants like marketing head Phil Schiller, software chief Craig Federighi, and services lead Eddy Cue.

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Watch Apple trade in real time here. Since Cook became CEO, Apple's annual revenue has more than doubled to $229 billion while its stock has quadrupled. The shares are up 22 percent so far this year.

Apple had also come under fire as it accumulated more than $250 billion in taxes in overseas accounts, triggering accusations of tax dodging. Microsoft helps Apple survive with a $150 million investment.

As Bloomberg pointed out, the number of shares outstanding has been falling about 1.3% per quarter as Apple buys back its shares.

Australian shares are expected to lift in early trade, following the lead of Wall Street, which was boosted by technology stocks.

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