Apple, in the same period, made $7 billion more IN PROFIT.
From October 2011 through September 2012, Apple's biggest industry competitors and associates; Dell, Asus, Intel, Acer, IBM, Lenovo and HP made $19.3 billion in profits.
Apple, in the same period, made roughly $22 billion more IN PROFIT.
The odd part is … Apple announced that their profit was below market expectations - the stock has taken a 70 point hit!
Meanwhile, HP announces massive layoffs.
Apple, on the other hand, is hiring and growing their payrolls by around 100 a week.