It was just 14 months ago that Apple passed Microsoft in market value to claim the title of biggest publicly-traded tech company. And the Steve Jobs-led juggernaut shows no sign of giving up its lead.
Apple hit an all-time record high today, gaining two percent to $364.92 on expectations of a positive earnings report next Tuesday. (Microsoft plans to release earnings on Thursday).
What’s more amazing is just how far Apple has blown by Microsoft. The maker of the iPhone and iPad now has a market value of $336 billion, which compares to a market value of $226 billion for Microsoft.
Here’s a look at Apple’s stock performance over the past 10 years.
And here’s a look at Microsoft’s stock during the same period.