Apple Trades at $200 for the First Time

On Wednesday, shares of Apple Incorporated peaked at the $200 mark for the first time ever; they now stand at $198.95. Apple shares have traded between $76.77 and $199.33 in the past year, rising steadily since January. During this time, Apple released the iPhone, refreshed its line of iPods, upgraded its notebook computer offerings and launched Leopard. Essentially, the company has been gaining momentum progressively throughout 2007 with no apparent signs of slowing down. They say what goes up must come down, but the recent trend from Apple seems to be ignoring this rule. Whether you buy the company's products or not, you have to admit Apple has been doing very well. What do you think 2008 will bring for the growing company?

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That vid's rubbish, I wish people would stop linking to it. We all know you hate apple, but you know, a lot of the stuff you use is thanks to their work.

whistlerxp said,
That vid's rubbish, I wish people would stop linking to it. We all know you hate apple, but you know, a lot of the stuff you use is thanks to their work.

I'm sick of that video link too, but what exactly did they do that I should be thankful for? I don't use QuickTime, iPods, iPhones, Macs, or anything else that they produce. And don't say they invented the GUI, because Apple and Microsoft stole that from Xerox PARC's Star...

GreyWolfSC said,

I'm sick of that video link too, but what exactly did they do that I should be thankful for? I don't use QuickTime, iPods, iPhones, Macs, or anything else that they produce. And don't say they invented the GUI, because Apple and Microsoft stole that from Xerox PARC's Star...

But thats where you are wrong, and its not nice to continue to write untruths. Apple gave millions in shares to Parc for a tour of the facilities, many of the members of the Parc team went and worked for Apple on the Mac.

Why not try and read up on it all.

evo_spook said,

But thats where you are wrong, and its not nice to continue to write untruths. Apple gave millions in shares to Parc for a tour of the facilities, many of the members of the Parc team went and worked for Apple on the Mac.

Why not try and read up on it all.

I don't need to read up on it... I remember when it happened just fine. And I stand by my "untruths" even though that's a crappy, double-speak non-term.

whistlerxp said,
That vid's rubbish, I wish people would stop linking to it. We all know you hate apple, but you know, a lot of the stuff you use is thanks to their work.

I think is a better example of Macidiots - yes, I'm a Mac user, but my stock churns everytime I see these drones; they're worse than Microsoft drones - and thats not saying much for the Microsoft drones.

kaiwai said,

I think is a better example of Macidiots - yes, I'm a Mac user, but my stock churns everytime I see these drones; they're worse than Microsoft drones - and thats not saying much for the Microsoft drones.

I'd rather not see it again and again and again though.

Also yes, as the guy said, although I don't want to dig up old dirt too much, Apple did pay for a look at PARC's work and made significant changes, which ended up in the Lisa/Mac systems and which were cloned by Microsoft.

PARC stuff looks very different to Macs and PCs. However Macs and PCs look almost identical.

GreyWolfSC said,

I'm sick of that video link too, but what exactly did they do that I should be thankful for? I don't use QuickTime, iPods, iPhones, Macs, or anything else that they produce. And don't say they invented the GUI, because Apple and Microsoft stole that from Xerox PARC's Star...

Also, Apple brought out what is commonly termed the first PC, the Apple II. Long before the Mac, which started the entire game and inspired the IBM PC.

evo_spook said,
Maybe you should read up on it again as your memory seems a bit faulty.

My memory is just fine, thanks. I even remember telling you that I recalled the events accurately in the previous comment I made. Apparently your memory is at fault since you forgot that I said I didn't need to read up on it because I was around when it happened.

whistlerxp: The Apple II was not the first PC, I built computers before it was a twinkle in the Steves' eyes. I skipped the Apple II for the same reasons I am skipping the Mac: overpriced, too proprietary, too much "Apple knows what's good for you so just pay us and shut up."

Apple EPS : 3.93 (from 198.5) 2%
Microsoft EPS :1.52 (from 36.61) %4.15
Google EPS :12.78 (from 710.84) %1.8

So.. If you put 100 dollars (each) on Apple, Microsoft and Google, then you will earn (yearly):

Apple :2 dollars.
Microsoft :4.15 dollars.
Google :1.8 Dollars.

Out of speculative business (where they can go down in just a few hours), the best deal is to invest in Microsoft over Apple and Google together. Or you could say, Microsoft earn more money that apple and google.

Magallanes said,
Apple EPS : 3.93 (from 198.5) 2%
Microsoft EPS :1.52 (from 36.61) %4.15
Google EPS :12.78 (from 710.84) %1.8

So.. If you put 100 dollars (each) on Apple, Microsoft and Google, then you will earn (yearly):

Apple :2 dollars.
Microsoft :4.15 dollars.
Google :1.8 Dollars.

Out of speculative business (where they can go down in just a few hours), the best deal is to invest in Microsoft over Apple and Google together. Or you could say, Microsoft earn more money that apple and google.

Hmm...you people are good & great at investment research...i never had that much of knowledge in analyzing..better i need to try something like you guys! ...good going..

So.. If you put 100 dollars (each) on Apple, Microsoft and Google, then you will earn (yearly):

Um, no. Just simply: NO.

Guys, the article was not about who is worth more in the stock market, but how Apple's stock market is skyrocketing due to its momentum that it keeps having almost every year. I agree with the article because Apple has been working hard at coming with good and innovative products. Apple does NOT make the best products in the world, and of course Apple products are expensive, but Apple has been gaining momentum because its always innovating new products (ipods, imac, iphone, and future multi touch products).

Even if we dislike Apple, we should give them respect for their hard work and the innovation they are bringing which are forcing other companies to work harder to make better quality products.

-Eagle101

shakey said,
their market skyrocketing due to its momentum, or its overcharging of products......

Like I said Apple products are expensive, however, they are not THAT expensive. Apple products come at highest quality level, so if you get a dell laptop or anything else and customize them to their highest quality, then they will match the Apple price.

So stop bringing up the "overcharging" debate just to get some attention. Hardware and Software compatibility and new innovative products come with a little higher price.

-Eagle101

Eagle101 said,

Like I said Apple products are expensive, however, they are not THAT expensive. Apple products come at highest quality level, so if you get a dell laptop or anything else and customize them to their highest quality, then they will match the Apple price.

So stop bringing up the "overcharging" debate just to get some attention. Hardware and Software compatibility and new innovative products come with a little higher price.

-Eagle101

We all know Apple overcharges. They make 100% profit for each product sold. The reason though is not the high quality. Its the fact that they sell fashion, not technology.

Harbinger said,

We all know Apple overcharges. They make 100% profit for each product sold. The reason though is not the high quality. Its the fact that they sell fashion, not technology.

Easy to use, effective, well-designed UIs and well-designed products are always fashionable. Getting your work done faster, with less effort, and with less of a learning curve is also fashionable.

And if Apple doesn't sell quality then the rest of the industry sells absolute garbage. And it does. Which is why people like me are *willing to pay more* for (if it suits you) the Best of the Worst.

LTD said,

Easy to use, effective, well-designed UIs and well-designed products are always fashionable. Getting your work done faster, with less effort, and with less of a learning curve is also fashionable.

And if Apple doesn't sell quality then the rest of the industry sells absolute garbage. And it does. Which is why people like me are *willing to pay more* for (if it suits you) the Best of the Worst.

Since you're so mad about quality I'll give you an example

iPod nano 3g. Going from 2g to 3g Apple improved build quality, battery, screen, UI. What they didn't improve ? SOUND QUALITY, it's still bad compared to similarly-priced competition. Yeah, because obviously the majority buys an iPod to watch videos and not to listen to music...

What do you think 2008 will bring for the growing company?

Failure?

EDIT: Just a guess, calm down. I ignored all the facts and just threw this up there.

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