Apple on the verge of becoming the world's first $1 TRILLION company as shares hit an all-time high

Daily Mail - Science & tech 

Apple revealed its profit have jumped more than 30 percent to $11.5 billion in the recently ended quarter, beating market expectations. The news boosted shares in the tech giant in after-hours trading, putting it ever closer to a history-making, trillion-dollar market value. The tech giant beat sales estimates in part by selling fewer but pricier iPhones than analysts expected. Apple sold 41.3 million units, below expectations of 41.8 million units, while hitting an average selling price of $724 (£551.7), Shares of Apple surged 3.9 percent to $197.81 in after-hours trading on the back of its powerhouse earnings.