Where would Microsoft be without Apple to rip off? They'd still be selling DOS! (That's where Microsoft got Windows in the first place.)
Like it or not, Apple is worth more than Microsoft.
Apple has had their share of bloopers, but they are more innovative than Microsoft at present, and its reflected in their stock prices.
Yes, at present. But, as I said MSFT is the hare (oops I mean tortoise). Slow and steady wins the race.
BTW...Microsoft has far more shares outstanding. Thus, cost is less.