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Apple (AAPL) is faking their stockprice during iPhone OS 3.0 presentation

During today's iPhone OS 3.0 media event, Apple showed a preview of their new stock application. Surprisingly to me (Disclaimer: I'm an Apple share-holder), they didn't show today's real AAPL stock-price which ranged between 95.07 and 99.69 but instead showed a quote of 125.42. The last time Apple traded at that price was in September 2008.

While I admit that I would like to see AAPL trading at that price, I do not understand Apple's intention in using a stock price that is more than 25% higher than the reality. I remember Steve Jobs joking about the AAPL real-time stock-price during earlier keynotes in which he was using the real quotes and not some fake numbers.

Side-note: The other stock-quotes that were listed in the application were real numbers from today.

See some screenshots taken off Apple's Webcast that can be found here.

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Apple's way of converting currencies

I had to do some currency conversions today and I'm usually relying on Apple's Dashboard Widget "Unit Converter".
I had to convert British Pounds into US Dollars and got some strange numbers that didn't sound right. I then made following conversion from US Dollars into US Dollars and got some very interesting results.


Currency conversion - the Apple way

Now, Apple claims to get the data from Yahoo Finance although their website shows the real numbers:

Yahoo Currency conversion

I wonder if I'm the only one having that problem. I'm running the latest version of OS X Leopard and have all recent updates installed.

Apple's MobileMe is up now, but.... [UPDATE]

Well, Apple finally managed to bring their .Mac successor MobileMe online, but there are quite a few problems.

1. While I can login with my old .Mac account information and get to the dashboard, I'm unable to access my Calendar, I'm just getting following error message:

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2. The Mail section works fine but no SSL support. I'm just getting following error screen when accessing https://www.me.com/mail or https://www.me.com. Come on Apple, you can do better than that, there are people out there who actually care about security.

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[UPDATE] 080711 - 14:35 the Calendar functions is now working but still no SSL.