According to an article in The New York Times today, if you had $5700 in 1997 and bought a brand new G3 Apple Powerbook today, if it was ‘in good nick’ you might squeeze $50 from eBay for it. However, if you had spent that same money on Apple stock you would now be sitting on over $330,000 worth of shares. I know which I’d prefer. Take a look at the chart below or go to the full original article here to see more amazing facts…especially the differences between Apple and HP stock.
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry Co), the largest manufacturer of electronics and computer components worldwide with up to 450,000 workers and of course manufacturers of products from Apple, Amazon, Cisco, HP, Dell, Nintendo, Nokia, Microsoft, Sony and Sony Ericsson have spoken out in relation to the controversy surrounding Jobs’ medical absence. In a report from DigiTimes, Foxconn acknowledged that Steve Jobs’ had taken medical leave and expressed that it was not the first time and since Apple, their major client, is ‘well organized’ they will not experience any operating issues simply ‘because of one person’s absence.’