It’s only a symbolic victory, but Apple’s stock closed higher than Google’s for the first time ever.
Apple closed the day at $633.38. Google closed at $632.32
Per-share prices don’t really mean anything, but it’s an interesting note given the increasing competition between the companies.
Steve Jobs thought Android was a direct ripoff of the iPhone and vowed to beat it before he died. Meanwhile, Google seems to be making a big move into consumer electronics and is buying a phone company.
In market cap — the real measure of a company’s value — Apple has been way ahead for a long time. It’s now worth more than twice as much.
Here’s a screenshot for posterity: