Apple shares stepped up to their highest in two months on Tuesday as investors prepared for the tech heavyweight’s special event that it said will be held later this month.
The company sent invitations to the online virtual event after its Siri voice assistant revealed the April 20 date earlier in the day. Apple’s online listing said the event will start at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, or 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
Shares of Apple rose 2.2% and gained as much as 2.6% when they hit $134.66. The move brought the shares to their highest price since February 16 when they traded above $135.
Apple’s event will be held at a time of a worldwide shortage in semiconductors which are used in a range of products including computers and cars. A report from Nikkei Asia last week said Apple was postponing the production of certain MacBook and iPad products.
Apple is slated to hold its virtual Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
Shares of Apple have soared about 87% over the last year, in part as investors sought exposure to companies that would benefit from millions of people worldwide working and studying at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.