If there’s a better company on the planet than Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), I would like to see it. The personal technology stalwart now has set a U.S. record as the company with the largest total market value — over $623 billion. Apple got that way in large part due to intense demand for its Mac computers, iPad computing devices and iPhones.
Demand for Apple’s best-selling devices only intensifies this time of year, as high school and college students snap up the latest offerings from the geniuses in Cupertino, Calif. This year will be no exception, as demand for the highly anticipated iPad mini and iPhone 5, thought to be released in September, could keep Apple’s back-to-school season ripe well into the fall.