That is, statisticians and investors I’ve spoken with say, a conservative estimate of when Apple could become the first company ever to be valued at $1 trillion.
Driscoll, chief executive of Metamarkets, a big data and predictive analytics company, and one of the people betting Apple will top $1 trillion in 2015.
Even with this growth, there is another possibility: that Apple never reaches $1 trillion.
Even if Apple didn’t enter any new product categories, it could reach $1 trillion by doubling its sales.
iSuppli, a research company, the Apple iPad accounts for nearly 70 percent of the tablet market.
BTIG Research predicts Apple will sell 45 million iPhones in the December quarter alone.
(During the same quarter last year, the company sold 37 million iPhones, doubling its revenue from a year earlier.) And none of these staggering drivers of growth consider Apple entering entirely new markets.
We’re entering the second phase of this revolution, where entirely new markets will be created, and Apple could create those.” For instance, Apple could transform the television industry, making its own TV set built on iOS, which analysts estimate could bring in another $20 billion a year in revenue.
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