Apple now worth double Microsoft’s market value

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!

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
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26 Comments

      1. Apple may not get their due respect but they do get the money. Wall Street may not like or respect Tim Cook but I think he’s doing a terrific job and I admit I was wrong to doubt him when Apple was struggling in 2013. But not enough to sell my stock and I bought more at that time.

    1. I’m not sure it can be broken. It has to do with bidding for the lowest prices and Apple doesn’t do that type of business. Either a company or school sees the benefit of buying Apple products at a higher price or they go with the lowest bidder. Microsoft will do anything to hold onto their business even if they have to take a loss.

    2. In most Twin Cities districts, they’ve already lost. Districts are going to 1:1 computing models using either iPads or Chromebooks, or a mix. In fact, Microsoft is never mentioned in education circles any more.

  1. just glancing at M.J Foley’s All About Microsoft blog at ZDnet where she writes:

    “Bill Gates moved from his Chairmanship of the Microsoft Board to his new role as “Technology Advisor,” he committed to spending up to a third of his time working on Microsoft-related projects.”

    I was just mulling that over…
    I know he’s semi retired and just ‘advisor’ but
    ONE THIRD of his time seems to be the level of the commitment of everyone else in Microsoft to the quality of products…

    (what i”m saying for years already with their near monopoly over the desktop causing overconfidence nobody over there — it’s in their DNA — is REALLY dedicated about the stuff they make. )

    can’t imagine if Steve Jobs was employed as advisor and Apple was getting kicked he would stand back and relax….
    (not dissing Gates work on his foundation etc but just observing that neither he nor anyone else there is really focused on fixing things).

    1. “Good Enough” has always been the Microsoft mantra. But they can’t even come up with that meagre level of quality these days. Windows 10 is getting a right good kicking in the press this week.

      Ugly, incomplete, buggy: Windows 10 faces a sprint to the finish
      Unpicking the past is a messy business for Microsoft

      Unpicking and replacing Windows 8 features and unifying Windows across devices, while also providing marketable new functionality, is a challenging task for Microsoft’s team. The state of this build suggests that there may still be rough spots on release, especially for tablet users.

      I get a nickel for every time a Windows victim asks ‘What happened to Windows 9?” We’re shopping for a mansion, Glenda dahling!

  2. Enterprise Value (takeover value) is a better measure. Apple is worth significantly more than Microsoft by that measure. Apple is worth approx. $650 billion, so Apple ($650b) = Walmart ($223b) + Microsoft ($173b) + Google ($145b) + McDonalds ($99) + DropBox ($10b)

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