File this one under the “check back in 10 years” folder. This is a stat that will blow your mind. Apple’s market cap is now bigger than the ENTIRE U.S. retail sector. Now, I wouldn’t short AAPL in a million years, but these are the sorts of crazy stats that make you think “hmmm, is this really sustainable?”
As ZeroHedge says: “A company whose value is dependent on the continued success of two key products, now has a larger market capitalization (at $542 billion), than the entire US retail sector (as defined by the S&P 500). Little to add here”.