Apple's share price had already been accelerating faster than the market's upturn this past week.
But even after yesterday's epic earnings call and everyone suspecting the company would drop a new Air and OSX Lion, Apple's stock opened like a bolt of lightning. It's up more than 3 percent to—once again—and all-time high, while most of the market remains stagnant.
Or should I say bolt of thunder? Because Apple's massive spectrum of updates today revolve around just that: its Thunderbolt feature. Aside from some solid spec boosts, Apple's refreshes were largely to add its new Thunderbolt feature to more hardware as peripherals slowly become available to this future port.
These new products are all available today in Canada with identical pricing to the U.S.
• 1.6 GHz, 64 GB SSD, 2 GB RAM: $999
• 1.6 GHz, 128 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM: $1199
• 1.7 GHz, 128 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM: $1299
• 1.7 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM: $1599
• 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, 500 GB hard drive, 2 GB RAM: $599
• 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 500 GB hard drive, 4 GB RAM: $799
• 2.0 GHz, dual 500 GB hard drives, 4 GB RAM: $999
• 27 inch: $999
Mac OSX Lion
• $29 on the Mac App Store