| Apple designs, manufactures and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories, and sells a variety of related services. Co.'s products include: iPhone; Mac; iPad; and wearables, home and accessories, which includes AirPods®, Apple TV®, Apple Watch®, Beats® products, HomePod®, iPod touch® and other Apple-branded and third-party accessories. Co.'s services include: advertising; AppleCare, which provides service and support products under the AppleCare® brand; cloud services; digital content, which includes Apple Arcadesm, Apple Music®, Apple News+sm, and Apple TV+sm; and payment services, which includes Apple Card, and Apple Pay®, a cashless payment service. We show 50 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our AAPL shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute AAPL market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing Apple market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing Apple's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of Apple versus a peer is one thing; comparing
Apple market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like Apple can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Apple by allowing them to research the Apple market cap history.