"Apple Confronts the Law of Large Numbers"

James B. Stewart writes for The New York Times:

If Apple’s share price grew even 20 percent a year for the next decade, which is far below its current blistering pace, its $500 billion market capitalization would be more than $3 trillion by 2022. That is bigger than the 2011 gross domestic product of France or Brazil.

The emergent figures and analyses regarding Apple's recent astronomical performance are beginning to border on the truly unbelievable.