The stock value of Apple is anticipated to increase 50% soon, after the launch of iPad 5. This device is not just a tweaked design, but a breakthrough product, the notion of which Apple survived ever since. To top the positives is the talks between China Mobile and Apple, which would amplify the demand of iPhones. All this is expected to boil down to a massive surge in the share value. The revenue and income growth figures are a testament to Apple's endurance. I believe Apple is an unambiguous Buy.
" ... crawling up consistently and persistently. ... "
Yup ..... just like all the prior "runups" .... until the hedgers bail and the price drops again. This stock continues to be fodder for the big day-trading players. Don't expect to see any real breakout until next year.