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The Final Shoe Drops: Apple Now More Profitable Than Microsoft Too

Just about a year ago, when Apple passed Microsoft in market cap, the Redmond loyalists were out in full force: that means nothing - look at the revenues! When Apple passed Microsoft in revenues last October, it was: who cares - look at the profits! We were looking, and we projected that this quarter just ended would be the one in which Apple passed Microsoft in that regard too.

Sure enough, they have. Easily.

Microsoft has just announced their Q3 2011 results. The numbers appear to be good, beating analysts' expectations. But with net income now at $5.23 billion, Microsoft now comes in well behind Apple, which had a net income of $5.99 billion last quarter.

Last October, despite Apple pulling ahead in revenue, the profit gap was about $1.1 billion in Microsoft's favor. Last quarter, that gap was down to roughly a $600 million. And now, rather remarkable, it's over $700 million in the other direction - a $1.3 billion swing in just one quarter. And you can probably expect that trend to continue.

Meanwhile, on the revenue side of things, Apple now holds a roughly $8 billion advantage - $24.6 billion to $16.43 billion. And in market cap, Apple's advantage is just about $100 billion - $318.45 billion to $224.43 billion.

Times change.
 

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Shit. I don't want Apples to become popular, because then we'll start seeing more malware.
 

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All on the mobile platform, they still can't get in the PC market :lol: MS has been doing some interesting stuff lately, it's not like they're going anywhere because Apple is more profitable.
 

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All on the mobile platform, they still can't get in the PC market :lol: MS has been doing some interesting stuff lately, it's not like they're going anywhere because Apple is more profitable.
Apple sales up 27% last winter due to high demand for 2011 MacBook Pros - Notebookcheck.net News

In a summary provided by analyst Gene Munster, the NPD Group has shown a 47% year over year growth for Apple notebooks during the month of March, driven largely by the new Sandy Bridge-equipped MacBook Pros introduced earlier this year. Overall, Apple saw a 27% growth in the U.S. through the winter quarter months.
 

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And that 27% translates to market share how? :squint: Likely not at all :lol:
AppleInsider | Mac OS X market share up 29%, Leopard still most common

New statistics released this week show that the market share of Mac OS X in Web use has grown by 29.4 percent in the last year, while Windows has decreased 3.8 percent.

Web statistics company Quantcast found that Mac OS X represented 10.9 percent of total Web consumption in North America in January. Despite its losses over a year prior, Windows remains the dominant format with 86.8 percent of all Web use.
 

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More games for macs?
 
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