I see today that Apple officially overtook Microsoft in terms of Market Capitalisation. Microsoft may still be twice as profitable but it really does mark Apple’s return to the big time. Remember that the key product in this return, iPod, has only been around for a handful of years. Just goes to show that if you take a chance on where the market is going and produce great, leading edge products then the world is your oyster.
The downside of this is that Apple is now coming under increasing scrutiny from the various regulatory bodies around the world regarding it’s anti-competition strategy.