Here’s how much you would have made buying Apple shares instead of new iPhones

  • The iPhone has come a long way since the first model was introduced in 2007
  • Devoted Apple fans have been buying the latest iPhopne each time a model is released
  • Apple stocks have increased significantly from just over $3 in 2007 to over $170 today

Published on Nov 29, 2023 at 5:02 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Nov 30, 2023 at 5:42 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

Here’s how much you would have made buying Apple shares instead of new iPhones

Its really tempting to cop the latest iPhone each time a new model drops, especially if you’re an Apple superfan.

We’ve come a long way since the first iPhone was released way back in 2007.

The very first model had a button at the bottom, no touchscreen, and a pretty feeble camera.

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Now, we’ve got the all singing, all dancing iPhone 15, with its 48-megapixel camera, a virtually unsmashable screen, and a USB-C charging port (finally!).

Okay, the latest model hasn’t been without its niggles – frozen screens, overheating, screen burn-in issues, etc. – but it’s by far the best iPhone we’ve seen to-date.

Take the iPhone 15 Pro Max for example, which features out-of-this-world zoom capabilities.

You might look away now if you’ve spent the last decade or so devoted to your iPhone, though.

Someone’s calculated just how rich you’d be if, instead of buying the latest iPhone, you’d invested the money in Apple stock instead.

Buying each model on the day it was launched would cost around $17,000 – a crazy number of you tot it up.

However, if you’d invested that $17,000 on Apple stock, you’d have made a lot more than that.

How so? That’s because Apple’s stock price has increased dramatically since Steve Jobs launched the first iPhone in 2007.

If you bought $499 worth of Apple stock instead of the first iPhone, you’d have made $34,000 on that investment alone.

If you add up all the iPhones until now (excluding the iPhone 15) you’d have made enough for a supercar.

Back then, you could buy stock for just over $3, however, now you’ll have to cough up over $170.

It therefore won’t come as much of a surprise that Apple was the first company to reach a $3 trillion market value.

While Behal’s number crunching comes as a shock, there’s one thing he’s forgotten.

In this day and age we heavily rely on our smartphones to operate, so it would be pretty tricky going without one entirely.

What’s more, others have pointed out that if everyone did this, Apple stock wouldn’t be anywhere near as high as it is today, because nobody would be buying iPhones.

Hindsight really is a great thing…

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Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.