Photos: The 10 tech companies worth more than small countries

1. Apple, $1.1 trillion gathered the top 50 digital companies of 2018, based on their Q3 market cap. Here are the top 10.

It's been more than a decade since Apple released the original iPhone, and the company has since built an empire. Completely changing the tech industry--thanks to revolutionary smartphones, wearables, tablets, laptops and more--Apple deservedly takes the top spot as the most successful digital company.

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By Macy Bayern

Macy Bayern is a former Associate Staff Writer for TechRepublic. She is a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin's Liberal Arts Honors Program.