Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 1:30 am.

Apple’s crazy decade of growth: When’s the peak?

At ReadWriteWeb, I’ve chronicled (and charted) Apple’s last ten years of incredible growth. That is, it’s been ten full years since 2001, the last year that Apple’s annual revenue declined on a year-over-year basis. Since then, Apple has grown every year, starting at 2% in 2002 and peaking (so far) at 68% growth in 2012.

So my natural question is: When will Apple stop growing? How long can it keep this up? Read on for the dramatic conclusion!

Also, here’s a special “director’s cut” version of the charts I ran at RWW, these going back a little more to 1997, with some different annotations.

Apple growth decade chart

Also: The amazing Steve Jobs effect: Apple’s performance before and after Steve’s comeback