What Will Drive Apple Stock in 2021?

How will Apple stock fare throughout the rest of the year? The answer to that question hinges on these seven factors affecting AAPL shares.

iPhone 12 Pro
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The past year has delivered not just a stock market crash and a broad technology-sector selloff, but a global pandemic that at least temporarily crippled economies worldwide. Through it all, however, Apple (AAPL, $135.39) barely flinched; Apple stock is up roughly 70% since this time a year ago.

Apple, which was founded in 1976, grew to become a $1 trillion company by August 2018. Two years later to the month, it hit the $2 trillion mark, and it has tacked on another $100 billion since then.

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Brad Moon
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Brad Moon is a tech industry veteran who contributes to a range of publications including Forbes, InvestorPlace and MSN Money and is an original member of the award-winning GeekDad blog. Over the past decade, he has also written about technology for Wired, Gizmodo, Shaw Media, About.com, The Winnipeg Free Press and others.