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Briefly: Apple surpasses Dell marketcap

updated 07:50 pm EST, Fri January 13, 2006

Apple surpasses Dell

In Brief: After years or waiting and with its software for cataloging books, CDs and other items on a Mac, despite losing two employees to Apple. [updated]

by MacNN Staff





  1. porieux

    Joined: Dec 1969


    msg to michael dell

    Maybe you should consider just selling off the company and giving the money back to the shareholders? Hahahahah!!

  1. shawnce

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Good one :) you made my day.

  1. kurros

    Joined: Dec 1969


    not just yet

    Dell is a pretty good benchmark but they Apple still has to beat Hewlett-Packard's market cap of $90.52B to be the "most valuable" if we're using this rule of thought.

  1. serpico

    Joined: Dec 1969


    PC vendors

    HP Sells many things and PCs are not their main business.

  1. abnyc

    Joined: Dec 1969



    has a lot of problems and is losing cash like crazy. but they will be ok. just not as "big" as they currently are. sustaining their type of market is tough since upgrade cycles are becoming wider and wider not to mention customer loyalty is almost non existant now-a-days...

  1. kw99

    Joined: Dec 1969


    This is amazing...

    and a bit frightening, at the same time. If HP's market cap is "only" $90B, Apple probably about one quarter and one stock split away from surpassing that mark. So much can change in one year...

  1. chas_m




    For all those that were afraid of "Intel Inside" or something similar on your Macs ... FEAR NOT!!


    (no offense intended to Intel, just really didn't like the marketing schtick)

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Market cap

    Just another indication that Apple's stock price is overvalued and ready for a fall! Of course, not until mid-year, well after jobs sells his entire steak (sans one share) for $800 million.

    Keep in mind that Apple has just ONE product that their entire current run-up is based on, the iPod. Their computer market, while 'growing', is still just getting back to where it was in the late 90's. And all the talk of the MacTel's switching people left and right is great, at the moment its all talk and anecdotal.

  1. ff11

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple value

    Okay, so Apple only has four MAJOR products: the Macintosh, the iPod, iTunes (music and video), and software. Clearly it only has an overwhelming dominance in the iPod and downloaded music and video, but it's PC marketshare HAS been growing steadily. Meanwhile Dell really does have ONE single product. PC hardware. That's all they have. I certainly wouldn't want my company's livelihood to depend on a single product. Jobs has proven that he has the flexibility to change with the times, and the vision to know which way to direct his company.

    Will Dell be able to do the same? He hasn't shown any signs of it so far, but he still may, one day.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: apple value

    Yes, let's include ALL things apple sells: Software? Yeah, Apple has a huge hold on the Apple software market, since they're one of the few software vendors who write for the platform.

    iTunes? Yeah, nothing like breaking out the iPod from iTunes to make it sound good. They have a huge market share, but the market for iTunes and such is small.

    And Computers? Please. They barely can sell a million a year. And that's generally to Mac users. And like I said, it still barely reaching 1999 heights. (Oh, and if computers were such a great product, you'd think Apple would actually have, um, I don't know, marketed them over the past three years?)

    As for dell, they've only go PC hardware? Well, I guess if you count their monitor business (which blows apple's monitor business away) as just PC Hardware. And their printers, yeah, I guess that's PC hardware too. (We'll ignore those multifunction printers that don't need a PC to work for most tasks and just call it PC hardware).

    BTW, by the same analogy, Apple only does PC hardware and software. iTunes is software, for which a computer is needed to run. iPod is hardware, which, yes, you need a PC to run.

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