Invisible Shield for Apple iPhone 4!Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) closed today at $269.00, putting the company’s market value at $244.77 billion.

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) currently has a market value of $219.10 billion. Dell Inc. (DELL) has a market value of $25.32 billion.

Add them both together and Apple is worth more than Microsoft and Dell combined, $244.77 billion vs. $242.42 billion, respectively.

Now, let that headline percolate around in your brain and roll it off your tongue a few times – it’s really quite satisfying.

Congrats, Apple, for a job well done! Congrats, Jobs, for an Apple done well!

Posted from a nice, warm schadenfreude bath. Ahhh!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "SamLowry" for the heads up.]