Macworld Expo has become an annual rite -- not just for the growing legions of Apple Computer
However, with Apple shares nearly tripling last year, one has to wonder how high the stock will go in a year when the company really pulls off some exciting news at Macworld.
I guess we're about to find out, because Steve Jobs had plenty of interesting announcements yesterday. For starters, yes, Apple introduced its first computers based on Intel
Speaking of iPods, Apple announced that it had moved 14 million more over the holiday quarter. With more than 42 million iPods sold and 850 million songs purchased at Apple's iTunes Music Store, the company is now off to a blazing start selling videos now, thanks to its latest batch of video-enabled iPods.
Though the Mac faithful normally think that Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates have cooties, even Motley Fool Inside Value pick Microsoft
However, perhaps one of the best nuggets out of Macworld was a seed that won't sprout until next Wednesday afternoon. That's when the company is set to report its fiscal first quarter. Blowing past analyst estimates -- yet again -- is practically a given after Apple announced that sales for the period shot up by 63% to hit $5.7 billion. Analysts figured the company wouldn't break $5.1 billion, on average. That should translate into some beefy market-thumping profits in seven days. Start counting.
Yes, that's the Macworld Expo gift that keeps on giving.
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