A recent post on X got the attention of millions on the platform. One of the users calculated how much money you would have made if you had invested in Apple stocks instead of buying new iPhones every year. The number will surely blow your mind!
It feels like just yesterday we were marveling at the first-ever iPhone’s grand debut in 2007. Fast forward to today, and Apple has unveiled the iPhone 15, showcasing incremental improvements that still manage to pique our interest.
While the early days had the iconic Steve Jobs promising a life-altering gadget, today’s events feature a slideshow of people in quirky locations admiring the virtues of slight tweaks to the iPhone’s features.
As the countdown to the iPhone 15‘s release inches closer, many eagerly anticipate the chance to hand over their hard-earned cash to Apple. Yet, one individual has embarked on a different journey that involves turning Apple investments into a potential fortune.
An X user calculated the fortune you would have made
Sumit Behal, taking to Twitter, or X, has calculated just how much wealth you could have amassed if you had chosen to invest in Apple stock instead of purchasing a new iPhone at each Apple Event.
According to Behal’s calculations, acquiring each iPhone model at launch would have set you back approximately $17,000. However, had you chosen to funnel that money into Apple stock, your stock portfolio today would boast a jaw-dropping value of $367,000,000.
If you had bought Apple shares worth of every new iPhone model on Apple event day from 2007 , you would have converted 17,000 dollars to 367 million dollars
— Sumit Behal (@sumitkbehal) September 12, 2023
Yes, you read that right, a whopping $367 million! The growth of Apple’s stock price since the introduction of the first iPhone has been nothing short of extraordinary. In 2007, before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, you could acquire Apple shares for a little over $3. Today, that figure has skyrocketed to over $170.
Of course, some skeptics argue that if everyone were to follow this strategy and invest in Apple stock instead of buying iPhones, it would likely undermine the company’s stock performance. After all, the demand for iPhones has played a pivotal role in propelling Apple’s stock to such great heights. On the flip side, if people were channeling the same expenditure into Apple stock as they were into iPhones, the stock’s value would probably reach dizzying heights.
So, here’s a fascinating thought experiment: if you ever stumble upon a time machine and yearn to amass a fortune without resorting to gambling, consider traveling back in time to invest in Apple stock before the iPhone’s groundbreaking launch. Who knows, you might just find yourself sitting on an iFortune of your own making!
iPhone 15 won’t have too many new features
On top of this calculation, it is also important to note that not every iPhone model brought incredibly new technologies that could change the device or improve user experience. Some models were released with slight adjustments, including the iPhone 15 family.
The iPhone 15 is available in two sizes, 5.7 inches and 6.1 inches, with a choice of five different colors. Apple has integrated the color directly into the back glass, ensuring a consistent appearance. The camera has been upgraded to 48MP to capture better photos, and the phone’s smart features enhance photo quality. Additionally, it features a 12MP zoom lens for improved video recording.
The iPhone 15 Pro’s camera received significant attention at the Apple event. It retains three lenses, including a 48-megapixel main lens and improved telephoto and wide-angle lenses. A new periscopic camera system has been introduced to stabilize photos, reducing blurriness when zooming in.
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