What's next for iOS? That's the question that was begging to be answered this week, as rumors flew about not only iOS 8.3 and 8.4, but iOS 9 as well. On other fronts, Apple broke yet another record on Wall Street, we learned that MacBooks can survive falling from an airplane, and rumors continue to swirl about Apple's mystery vehicle. That plus a whole lot more in our recap of this week's hottest Apple news!
In today's news, Apple might be preparing for another big media event showcasing the Apple Watch, judging by a request it recently sent a major developer. Elsewhere, Apple's stock hit yet another all-time high today, and on a more tragic note, long-running Apple blog TUAW will close as a result of recent cuts at AOL.
It's been a good year for Apple, and even worries about bendy iPhones and major retailers dumping Apple Pay have done little to halt its unrelenting progress. Investors are showing their appreciation. Today the Cupertino company's stock closed at $106.74, which marks the highest points the stock's ever reached when adjusted for the 7:1 share split from earlier this year.
With only a few days left before Apple's big iPhone event, the tech world is expecting great things from Apple. Wall Street, too, is caught up in all the excitement generated by rumors and leaked parts, and today the fervor pushed the Cupertino company's to its all-time high.
It's a good time to have Apple stock. After a couple of years of occasionally precipitous declines, the Cupertino giant's stock is at last back to the dizzying levels we last saw back in 2012. Even better, the stock closed today at $100.53, which almost marks an all-time high for the iPhone maker (adjusted after the recent stock split).
Analysts seem to be perpetually disappointed no matter how many sales records Apple breaks, but the company’s market value has steadily climbed over the last year. Today, just before the markets closed, Apple’s stock (AAPL) price passed $600 USD for the first time since November 2012, and it closed the day out at $600.96. The price has since hit $602.50 in after hours trading.
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Remember when everyone kept saying that Apple was circling the drain? Remember Gil Amelio? Remember the beige boxes of yesteryear? No one could possibly have predicted that one day Steve Jobs would return to the company he helped found and bring it to a place of surpassing prominence. However, the numbers don't lie: Apple's stock closed today at $317.60 billion dollars, which is a hair over the $316.80 billion that results if you combine the shares of Microsoft and Intel. That's right: combined, Intel and Microsoft still come up short.
Speaking of the sky being the limit, Apple's finances reached a new milestone today. It opened for trading today at over $300 a share, rising 25% since late August, and a whopping 42% since the start of the year.