One year ago shares were $76. The yearly return is 134%. Not too shabby. <br><br>I believe Mac sales are going through the roof. iPhone sales this Christmas have been brisk. I'm waiting for Canada to get on the bandwagon and a Gen 2 release at which time there will be a double sale in my household. Perhaps Asia will be added to the list by the end of 2008.<br><br>Interesting thoughts on inflation. Perhaps we're fortunate to have stocks such as AAPL to keep ahead of the curve. I'm living on a yearly fixed income from my investments. If I relied on safe stock it couldn't be sustained for many years at the current rates of returns on bonds and other interest bearing shares. The inflation rate both our governments put out are a bunch of BS. I know how much more it costs to live and it isn't 2 - 3 % more than last year. After paying bills and buying groceries I have way less left over for non necessities. I'm not alone. We're all in the same boat.<br><br>