Tech giant Apple, Inc., made history late Thursday morning when it crossed the threshold to become America’s first “trillion dollar company.” With an individual share price of $207.05, Apple reached the milestone just before 11 am ET.
BREAKING: Apple becomes first publicly traded company to be worth $1 trillion. https://t.co/fRjnpMGcn6
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 2, 2018
The day was a bit of a roller coaster for many following the company’s historic milestone, beginning when an update failure led to dozens of outlets misreporting that Apple had met that $1 trillion dollar mark much earlier than it actually did.
It’s happened – Apple has just become the first trillion dollar company ($1,000,328,885,760 to be precise, on current share price)
— Christian May (@ChristianJMay) August 2, 2018
Apple just became the first ever US company to hit a market cap of $1 trillion. Yay, capitalism! pic.twitter.com/qU5mmf4YsK
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 2, 2018
Apple just became a *trillion* dollar company. You know how much that is? A trillion seconds is 31’000 years ago. A trillion $1 would go twice as high as the Space Station. If you spent $1 million a day since Jesus was born, you’ve not spent a trillion yet. A trillion is a LOT
— Rob AF. (@RobForbesDJ) August 2, 2018
— The Hacker News (@TheHackersNews) August 2, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 2, 2018
— scott budman (@scottbudman) August 2, 2018
Apple may not stay over that $1 trillion mark through Thursday’s closing bell, but even reaching it for a split second is a historic accomplishment.
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