Shares of Apple rose 24 cents to close at a 52-week high of US$22.85 Thursday. Apple has surged nearly 80 percent (79.64) since April 17, 2003, when it dropped to $12.72 a share. Since then, Apple has gained more than $10 by introducing new iPods, iTunes 4 and the iTunes Music Store, iSight and iChat AV, Safari 1.0, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, and the Power Mac G5.