Apple shares reach all-time high

The giant Apple corporation just keeps growing and growing it seems and this year interest in new products has appeared to hit an all-time high, with the revolutionary tablet the iPad, and also the launch of the iPhone 4, despite its much-publicized reception problems. The concern over the iPhone 4 certainly hasn’t put people off purchasing the much-coveted device even though there has been some annoyance among many people because of the delay of the White iPhone 4 .

None of those worries appear to have deterred investors though as we hear that today, Apple shares have risen to their highest ever, at over $300 according to Adam Ostrow over on Mashable. That makes Apple worth a staggering $274 billion with only the largest company in the world, Exxon Mobil, ahead of them, worth $329 billion.

It was only earlier this year that Apple passed its arch-rival Microsoft in worth and the Cupertino, California-based company also outranks Intel, Google and Hewlett Packard. It’s a staggering increase from around 18 months ago when Apple shares were worth less than $80 per share due to fears about CEO Steve Job’s health and also the global economic crisis hit shares.

For more on this go to mashable.com. Do you think Apple’s shares can keep on rising or will there be an inevitable ceiling at some point? Maybe a Verizon iPhone in the New Year will see another spurt in growth? We’re interested in what you have to say so please do send in those comments.