Despite some recent volatility, Apple's (AAPL) - Get Report  stock has notched one stellar year so far.

Shares of the tech king have soared 27% year to date, trouncing the Nasdaq Composite's 15% gain.

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Here are the six biggest reasons why Apple's stock could easily stay on fire longer term. 

Editors' pick: Originally published June 19.