Apple Infographic: Don't Buy an iPad

You stood in line for hours to get your hands on the latest Apple iPhone or iPad? I'm sorry to break it to you, but this money could have been spent better. Much better.

Apple has seen its shares fall almost as fast as they have risen the past twelve months. Still, the stock has returned a nice 25%. Overall, Apple's stock price has been steadily increasing over the years. In fact, the $399 that went into that iPod you bought in 2001 would be worth more than $12.000 today if you had invested that money in Apple stocks instead of in their product!

People get excited each time Apple anounces a new product, which virtually always pushes the share price up. The infographic shown below will hopefully make Apple enthusiasts think twice before they invest their money in one of the company's fancy products. Everyone has an iPad already anyway. Isn't it much cooler, and much more profitable, to actually own a part of this company whose products you love so much? And now might just be the time to buy some Apple.

Apple (AAPL) stock infographic