Apple's stock price explodes after company updates Macbook Air, Mac Mini, Mac OSX, and display

by Knowlton Thomas | Apple

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.

Macbook Air


• 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 

Mac Mini


• 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 

Cinema Display

• 27 inch: $999

Mac OSX Lion

• $29 on the Mac App Store

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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