De hype die ome Steve rond zijn supercomputer sprookje heeft gecreeŽrd heeft blijkbaar goed geholpen, want Apple's aandelen hebben vandaag een historisch hoge waarde bereikt. The Register heeft de details:
Shares in Apple yesterday hit their highest price point for eight years, peaking at $71.44 before sliding slightly to close at $70.56.
An today, the rise continued, leaving the stock at the end of trading at $73.5, up $2.94, the highest price the shares have ever commanded.
The last time Apple's stock closed above $70 -- it peaked at $72.75 -- was back in April 1991 when John Sculley was still in charge, the company was preparing to launch its System 7 OS, and development of the first PowerBooks was proceeding towards a launch in the autumn.
Incidentally, the lowest point it reached was $13.00 in July 1997 when Apple was well into the red and CEO Gil Amelio was struggling to turn the company around -- and effectively getting fired for it.