How can investors wrap their heads around 16 quarters of double-digit growth?
The first, at right, assigns color bands to low, moderate, high, very high and exceptional (triple-digit) growth.
The second, below, is a little harder to make sense of, but it shows how much bigger each of the company’s product lines is than it was a year ago, and how much more of its revenue Apple is retaining.
“It’s easy to become de-sensitized to the scope of these numbers,” writes Dediu, “but it bears repeating: the growth has been steadily increasing since 2009.”
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