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
For the Price of One Apple Share, You Can Buy...
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 1999 high.   (Paul Sakuma)

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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