UNDATED (G3) -- Apple Inc. has seen nothing but an increase since going public 30 years ago.
Apple Inc. went public on December 12, 1980. Stocks opened at $22 per share. Apple had a series lows through the eighties and nineties.
It wasn't until 1998 that Apple underwent a renaissance of sorts. In August of that year, the company released the first iMac. Stocks were around $40.
On November 10, 2001 the first iPod went on sale. Stocks had dipped down below $20 on that date. They climbed back up in the 2000s and never looked back.
When the launch of the iPhone happened at the end of June 2007, the stock prices was above $100. The iPhone 3G came out a year later, stocks were higher still.
The revolutionary iPad was launched almost 2 years ago. The stock price closed around $235.
Last March, when the iPad 2 was released, the price shot up to $351.99. The stock price has only gone up from there.
Today the stock closed at $536.80.