Apple Inc. is currently worth $693.41 billion dollars.
What I can’t figure out is why he [Steve Jobs] is even trying [to be the CEO of Apple]? He knows he can’t win. – Bill Gates, June 1998
Apple is now worth more than double Microsoft Corporation’s market value of $344.64 billion (which is wildly overvalued, if you ask us).
Not that long ago, you’d have been laughed off the Internet if you suggested that Apple would ever be worth more than Microsoft, much less more than double Microsoft’s market value!
In fact, many laughed when we wrote this:
As we have always said, even as many short-sightedly waved (and continue to wave) the white flag, the war is not over. And, yes, we shall prevail… No company is invincible. Not even Microsoft. – MacDailyNews Take, January 10, 2005
Guess who’s laughing now?
AAPL quote here.
MSFT quote here.
MacDailyNews Take: One more thing… Boom!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “SamLowry” for the heads up.]
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Apple surpasses Microsoft to become world’s biggest tech company, second-most-valuable U.S. company – May 26, 2010
Apple now worth more than Google – August 13, 2008
Apple now worth more than Hewlett-Packard – July 26, 2007
Apple now worth more than Dell – January 13, 2006