As is often reported in the media, tech giant Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will take any new growth drivers it can get.
Looking at the chart, Apple's impressive sales growth over the last several years is nothing short of mind-boggling. However, the slowly declining growth rate also reiterates the notion that maintaining such growth becomes inherently more difficult.
Thankfully, if early results are of any indication, Apple's latest line-up of iPhones and iPads are both selling like hot cakes. In its latest quarterly earnings report, iPhone sales remained strong. And while Apple hasn't released exact numbers about first-weekend iPad sales, credible sources indicated consumers showed up en masse to get their hands on Apple's latest tablet as well.
However, according to one researcher, Apple's iDevices could also have a little-covered advantage that could provide Apple's latest devices with yet another tailwind -- their huge resale value that blows Apple's peers out of the water.
In this video, Fool contributor Andrew Tonner looks at the growing premiums Apple's iPhones and iPads command and how that could serve as a possible sales catalyst of sorts for the world's largest company.