Apple's valuation has risen to half a trillion dollars, making it the highest valued business in the world.
Share prices surged to $535.41 yesterday after the tech giant teased a potential iPad 3 reveal at a press conference set for next week on March 7th .
Data fromBloombergshows that Apple currently has a market capitalisation of $499.2 billion.
Just two weeks ago shares in the firm had broken the $500 mark, with its valuation then calculated at $469 billion.
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