Woah! Apple Is Now Worth More Than Microsoft And Intel Combined

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At the close of markets on Friday, Apple had a bigger market cap than Microsoft and Intel combined — the so-called Wintel alliance that almost buried Apple a decade ago.

Here’s how much Apple, Microsoft and Intel were worth on Wall Street at the end of the week:

  • Apple (AAPL) — $317.60 billion
  • Microsoft (MSFT) — $201.59 billion
  • Intel (INTC) — $115.21 billion

Add it up. Wintel = $316.8 billion. Apple = $317.60 billion

As MacDailyNews, which first noticed the numbers, points out — 13 years ago Bill Gates said he was puzzled why Steve Jobs would want to return to the troubled company he cofounded:

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

Perhaps the day that Bill Gates returns to his own troubled company isn’t too far away?