Apple sets record for most valuable company in history; rendering of new iPhone

Wow, Apple's stock is reaching new highs -- 662 as I write this -- giving it a $621 billion stock market valuation. This is the highest valuation in history for any company. Some of that rise is due to the anticipation of Apple's new iPhone, which is expected to be one of the largest product launches in history. iPhone fever is running high. Certainly there have been a lot of rumors. CNET has posted a 3-D rendering that shows the supposed new phone and compares it to the recently released Samsung Galaxy S3.

Also, AppleInsider has posted some alledged photos of the new iPhone's display assembly.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.