One of Apple's core strengths is its ability to develop and market products that consumers don't even realize they need yet.
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Vintage Apple products are getting harder to come by, which makes them worth more money. An original Apple I computer sold for $210,000 in London a few years back.
But there's one recent Apple product you may own that's worth hundreds, even thousands, on eBay right now.
But for investors, the list of suppliers is a potential a treasure trove. Although many of the names on the list were known, some are new and represent possible ways to play Apple without paying the premium for Apple stock.
Apple was compelled to release the list of suppliers to mollify critics who accused the Cupertino, CA,-based company of being complicit in questionable workplace practices in parts of its Asian supply chain.
According to Apple, the list of suppliers represents "97% of Apple's procurement expenditures for materials, manufacturing, and assembly of Apple's products worldwide."
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Though Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple in August, he stayed on with the company as chairman of the board.
Now Apple will have to rely on a corporate culture modeled on his personality and the acumen of current CEO Tim Cook..
Needless to say, Cook has enormous shoes to fill.
Jobs helped Apple's share price climb to $373 - a 9,020% gain since 1997 when he was named interim CEO. Back in August, Apple's market capitalization grew to $337.17 billion and it briefly displaced Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) as the most world's largest company, but was unable to hold the lead.
"So far Tim Cook's move to CEO has been flawless, not surprising given Jobs groomed him for five years to take the role," Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray & Co. (NYSE: PJC), told The Wall Street Journal.
Still, as capable as Cook may be, Jobs' "magic man" presence is irreplaceable.
"I believe the top is in for Apple and it will become a more "normal' company in the future," saidMoney MorningGlobal Macro Trends Specialist Jack Barnes. "Steve was an edge they cannot replace. While the company is rich and profitable, it has lost its prophet."
Ironically, Wall Street had little reaction to the death of Steve Jobs, with Apple stock essentially trading along with the market. News or rumors of Jobs' illnesses caused the stock to plummet consistently after he revealed he had pancreatic cancer in 2004.