For the Price of One Apple Share, You Can Buy...

The AP takes a quirky look at what you could get for $665.15
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 21, 2012 8:52 AM CDT
This Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, photo, shows Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. On Monday, Apple set a new record for the most valuable company at $621 billion, beating Microsoft's...   (Paul Sakuma)

(Newser) – Apple became the world's most valuable company ever yesterday, after its stock jumped 2.6% to an all-time high of $665.15. If that seems like a lot for a single share of something, well, the AP doesn't exactly disagree. It rounds up six other ways you could spend $665:

  • A Steve Jobs-themed gift set: A St. Croix black mock turtleneck ($185), a pair of dark stonewash Levi's 501 jeans ($48), a pair of grey New Balance 991 running shoes ($150), a 16 GB iPhone 4S ($199 with wireless service plan), and The Beatles Anthology Box Set ($80 on iTunes). Total: $662.

  • 14 cases of McIntosh apples: For the true apple lover, that's more than 1,040 pieces of fresh fruit, home-delivered from Fresh Direct. $650.
  • A night on Broadway: Two premium orchestra seats for the Tony-award-winning musical The Book of Mormon, plus refreshments during intermission. About $650.
  • Designer heels: One pair of Jimmy Choo apple-red patent-leather peep-toe pumps. $665.
  • More stock in another tech company: 21 shares of Microsoft stock. $645.54, at yesterday's closing price.
  • An iPad alternative: Or a few of them ... three BlackBerry PlayBook 7-inch tablets, once positioned by RIM as alternative to iPad. About $606 through

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