iPhone 5 Apple Stock Price

As shares of Apple (AAPL) stock hit all-time highs ahead of the company’s next-generation iPhone launch, Apple recently became the most valuable company in history when not accounting for inflation. The “iPhone 5” is set to finally become a reality next week, and just about every Apple analyst on the planet is saying it will be Apple’s biggest launch ever. But how might the unveiling of the next iPhone impact Apple’s stock? Germany-based statistics company Statista put together a series of charts for Mashable outlining exactly how shares of Apple have performed in the days leading up to and following recent high-profile product launches, and the data is intriguing. This is by no means a clear-cut guide on how to play Apple’s iPhone unveiling next week, of course, but there may indeed be some trends worth investigating. The firm’s full infographic follows below.