Apple shares reached another all-time high Friday, hitting $644.48 each and besting the previous record set in April. Although the Cupertino, Calif., company missed Wall Street's sales forecast last quarter by $2 billion, the anticipated September launch of a new iPhone and a rumored mini iPad have investors bullish on the company again. If Apple's shares reach $663.68, it will become the most valuable company of all time, eclipsing the record Microsoft set in late 1999.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Why all drugs should be legal. (Yes, even heroin.)
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- Comic-Con 2014: Everything we learned about Avengers 2, Batman v. Superman, and more
- 7 ideas from ancient thinkers that will improve your modern life
- The big, gaping hole in the liberal policy arsenal
- Blame Obama and U.S. evangelicals for the persecution of Iraqi Christians
- Face it, ladies: We can't all be beautiful
- Are there too many good shows on television?
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- How to trim $500 from your monthly spending
Subscribe to the Week