AAPL hits quarter trillion market cap, Softbank closes iPhone 4 pre-orders

What fruit-based firm was started in a garage, is still run by one of its founders and is worth around a quarter of a trillion dollars?

Apple, which saw shares hit $275 — an all time high — was today briefly worth a market cap of just over $250 billion. A few weeks ago, Apple surpassed Microsoft (MSFT) – now worth $230.4 billion – to become the stock market

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