Apple stock price hits all time high

Following several weeks of gains, Apple’s stock price has hit a new all-time high, trading for slightly above the previous record of $180.10 in intraday trading today.


The stock hit a low of $150.24 on February 9, but has since rebounded, and this new high comes after billionaire investor Warren Buffett said his company Berkshire Hathaway has purchased more shares of Apple than any other stock over the past year,  increasing its Apple holdings by 23.3 percent.


Apple shares have technically traded for higher prices, but today’s all-time high accounts for multiple stock splits that have occurred. Apple now has a market capitalization of well over $900 billion.



Skiiers and snowboard rejoice!

Apple has announced that starting TODAY, skiers and snowboarders can now use Apple Watch Series 3 to track their activities.


Apple Watch apps Snoww, Slopes, Snocru, and Ski Tracks have each been updated to take advantage of custom workout APIs released in watchOS 4.2 that enable tracking of the following specialized snowy metrics:
Total vertical descent and horizontal distance
Number of runs
Average and maximum speeds
Total time spent
Calories burned


The ski and snowboard tracking is limited to Apple Watch Series 3 models, which are the only ones with a built-in altimeter to track elevation.


God speed good skibum sirs!



Apple Launching Program Allowing Repairs of Mid 2011 iMac

Apple is launching a pilot program that will permit Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers to continue offering repair service for 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac models released in mid 2011, even though those models will be classified as vintage starting next month.


Apple usually only offers repairs and replacement parts for a Mac for five years after it is no longer manufactured. Mid 2011 iMac models are now approaching this cutoff, as the last education-only configuration was discontinued in March 2013, but these machines will now remain eligible for service for an additional six months.

The program will be available in the US between March 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018, subject to parts availability from Apple. After the pilot ends, repairs will only be available in California and Turkey, as required by law.





Possible WWDC Dates

Apple’s big annual developer conference, WWDC – where it also usually announces big software updates – is coming up! The company has yet to announce the exact dates, but the rumor mill has begun, and it suggests that it will happen between Monday, June 4 and Friday, June 8 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, the same as last year.


The McEnery Convention Center is apparently booked up with other events for every week in June except for the first, and Apple has held WWDC in June since the 2000’s.



Except for last year, the company usually releases the dates of the event in April, so we’ve got a while to wait until the dates are confirmed.


The software updates we can likely look forward to hearing about are iOS 12, MacOS 10.14, new tvOS and WatchOS.


There may be a hardware announcement, but the rumor mill has not begun on what that may or may not be.


Tickets to the World Wide Developers Conference will likely cost around $1,599 and be distributed randomly through a lottery. If you can’t afford that ticket, or don’t win the lottery, Apple will be streaming the opening keynote live, and will provide videos of developer sessions on their website.




New Whole Foods Perk coming with Amazon Prime

Amazon recently announced that it will offer free 2-hour delivery of Whole Foods groceries for Prime customers via Amazon Prime Now.




You read that right, beginning in four select markets – Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach, Prime Now Members will get free Whole Foods Delivery with only one caveat – their purchase must be over $35. At Whole Foods? Sounds easy peasy.


Oh, and the delivery window? A measly 2 hours. If you need your foods within the hour?  That’ll be an extra $7.99.


From the Sauce, Whole Foods Co-Founder and CEO, John Mackey:


“We’re happy to bring our customers the convenience of free two-hour delivery through Prime Now and access to thousands of natural and organic groceries and locally sourced favorites,” said Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey in a press release.


Amazon plans to expand the service across the country during 2018.