“Over the past year, banks have collapsed, PC sales have fallen and unemployment has soared,” Brian Caulfield reports for Forbes. “Apple, however, has thrived. Sales and earnings aren’t down less than everyone else. They’re actually up over the year-ago period. The result: Apple shares have more than doubled in value this year.”
“The Cupertino, Calif.-based gizmo and computer company’s earnings are expected to jump 14% Monday when it reports results for the quarter ended September,” Caulfield reports. “Analysts expect Apple to report net income of $1.3 billion, or $1.62 per share, compared with $1.1 billion, or $1.26 per share, during the corresponding year-ago period… Sales are expected to rise to $9.2 billion from $7.9 billion.”
Caulfield reports, “The company’s share of the U.S. personal computer market actually rose to 8.8% during the third quarter, up from 8.6% a year ago, according to a report released Wednesday by tech tracker Gartner… Bad news–and outright weird news–has only made these guys stronger.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Potential personal computer buyer: “Gee, there’s a lot of problems today. What gives me the most problems in my life? Well, number one would be that $%#!%#! Dell Windows PC that I stupidly screwed myself with 3 years ago. What a POS! In the name of eliminating problems from my life, I think I’ll be smarter this time and Get a Mac.