Apple has acquired 106 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Stamplay on March 21, 2019

Apple Inc. manufactures and promotes media and mobile communication devices, portable music players and personal computers. It also sells related content, applications, networking solutions, software, accessories and services.

The company was started in 1977 by Ronald Gerald Wayne, Stephen G. Wozniak and Steven Paul Jobs. The headquarters of Apple is located in Cupertino, California. Its segments include Asia Pacific, China, Europe, and Americas, both south and north. The products manufactured by apple include iPhone, iMac, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, and Apple Watch and the software made by Apple are iCloud, OS X, WatchOS and iOS. Apple is also known to deliver apps and content through Apple Music, App Store, iTunes and iBooks. All the products are sold by retailers, wholesalers, network carriers and value-added resellers.

As of 2017, Apple has 213,000 employees. The current CEO and director of Apple is Tim Cook. Apple produces a revenue of $229.2 billion. The largest shareholder in Apple is Arthur Levinson. He owns $1.13 million worth of shares. Publicly, Apple acquisitions are around 90, but it is believed that Apple has acquired more companies than that. This is due to the reason that Apple doesn’t disclose such matters to media and public. The philosophy of Apple is to acquire those companies that can be incorporated in its running projects rather than building a whole new project from scratch.

The first of 90 public Apple acquisitions was Network Innovations in 1988. The largest number of acquisitions made by Apple was in 2013, in which the company acquired thirteen companies. Apple’s largest acquisition was Beats Electronics in the year 2014. The company bought it for $3 billion. 49 of the 90 companies, acquired by Apple, are based in the United States. The most recent Acquisition by Apple is Shazam in December, 2017. Find out all the public Apple acquisitions below:

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Stamplay
acquired by Apple

on March 21, 2019
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

Laserlike
acquired by Apple

on March 13, 2019
Search Engine
Undisclosed

PullString
acquired by Apple

on February 15, 2019
Voice Communication
Undisclosed

DataTiger
acquired by Apple

on February 14, 2019
CRM
Undisclosed

Platoon
acquired by Apple

on December 7, 2018
Creative Agency
Undisclosed

Silk Labs
acquired by Apple

on November 20, 2018
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

Asaii
acquired by Apple

on October 14, 2018
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

Dialog
acquired by Apple

on October 11, 2018 Announced
Semiconductor
$600m

Texture
acquired by Apple

on March 12, 2018
Magazine App
Undisclosed

Shazam
acquired by Apple

on December 9, 2017
Music
$400m

Spektral
acquired by Apple

on December 1, 2017
Artificial Intelligence
$30m

Vrvana
acquired by Apple

on November 21, 2017
Virtual Reality
$30m

PowerbyProxi
acquired by Apple

on October 24, 2017
Augmented Reality
Undisclosed

Init.ai
acquired by Apple

on October 3, 2017
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

Regaind
acquired by Apple

on September 29, 2017
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

SensoMotoric
acquired by Apple

on June 26, 2017
Augmented Reality
Undisclosed

Lattice Data
acquired by Apple

on May 13, 2017
Artificial Intelligence
$200m

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