Latest: January 12, 2018 - Redux ST acquired by Google (Undisclosed)Definitive list of tech acquisitions

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:

Shazam

Acquired by Apple
on December 9, 2017
Music
$400m

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

Beddit

Acquired by Apple
on May 9, 2017
Hardware
Undisclosed

Schemasoft

Acquired by Apple
on March 23, 2017
Software
Undisclosed

Workflow

Acquired by Apple
on March 23, 2017
Automation
Undisclosed

Indoor.io

Acquired by Apple
on December 1, 2016
Indoor Navigation
Undisclosed

Tuplejump

Acquired by Apple
on September 22, 2016
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

Turi

Acquired by Apple
on August 22, 2016
Machine Learning
$200m

Gliimpse

Acquired by Apple
on August 22, 2016
Health
Undisclosed

LegbaCore

Acquired by Apple
on February 3, 2016
Platform Security
Undisclosed

Emotient

Acquired by Apple
on January 29, 2016
Facial Recognition System
Undisclosed

LearnSprout

Acquired by Apple
on January 28, 2016
Education
Undisclosed

Flyby Media

Acquired by Apple
on January 7, 2016
Augmented Reality
Undisclosed

Faceshift

Acquired by Apple
on November 1, 2015
Motion capture
Undisclosed

Mapsense

Acquired by Apple
on September 1, 2015
Mapping Visualization
$25m

VocalIQ

Acquired by Apple
on September 1, 2015
Speech Technology
Undisclosed

Perceptio

Acquired by Apple
on September 1, 2015
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

Metaio

Acquired by Apple
on May 1, 2015
Augmented Reality
Undisclosed

LinX

Acquired by Apple
on April 14, 2015
Camera
$20m

FoundationDB

Acquired by Apple
on March 24, 2015
Database
Undisclosed

Camel Audio

Acquired by Apple
on February 24, 2015
Audio
Undisclosed

Semetric

Acquired by Apple
on January 21, 2015
Music Analytics
$50m

Prss

Acquired by Apple
on September 23, 2014
Digital Magazine
Undisclosed

Swell

Acquired by Apple
on June 29, 2014
Music Streaming
$30m

BookLamp

Acquired by Apple
on June 29, 2014
Software
Undisclosed

Spotsetter

Acquired by Apple
on June 6, 2014
Search Engine
Undisclosed

Burstly

Acquired by Apple
on February 21, 2014
Software
Undisclosed

SnappyLabs

Acquired by Apple
on January 4, 2014
Photography Software
Undisclosed

BroadMap

Acquired by Apple
on December 23, 2013
Maps
Undisclosed

Catch.com

Acquired by Apple
on December 23, 2013
Software
Undisclosed

Acunu

Acquired by Apple
on December 18, 2013
Database Analytics
Undisclosed

Topsy

Acquired by Apple
on December 2, 2013
Analytics
$200m

PrimeSense

Acquired by Apple
on November 24, 2013
Semiconductor
$345m

Cue

Acquired by Apple
on October 3, 2013
Personal Assistant
$50m

AlgoTrim

Acquired by Apple
on August 28, 2013
Data Compression
Undisclosed

Embark

Acquired by Apple
on August 22, 2013
Maps
Undisclosed

Matcha

Acquired by Apple
on August 13, 2013
Media Discovery App
Undisclosed

Locationary

Acquired by Apple
on July 19, 2013
Maps
Undisclosed

HopStop.com

Acquired by Apple
on July 19, 2013
Maps
Undisclosed

WiFiSlam

Acquired by Apple
on March 23, 2013
Indoor Location
$20m

Particle

Acquired by Apple
on September 27, 2012
Web App Firm
Undisclosed

AuthenTec

Acquired by Apple
on July 27, 2012
Security
$356m

Redmatica

Acquired by Apple
on June 2, 2012
Audio
Undisclosed

Chomp

Acquired by Apple
on February 23, 2012
Search Engine
$50m

Anobit

Acquired by Apple
on December 20, 2011
Flash Memory
$390m

Polar Rose

Acquired by Apple
on September 20, 2010
Facial Recognition
$29m

IMSense

Acquired by Apple
on September 14, 2010
Photography
Undisclosed

Poly9

Acquired by Apple
on July 14, 2010
Web-based Mapping
Undisclosed

Intrinsity

Acquired by Apple
on April 27, 2010
Semiconductor
Undisclosed

Siri

Acquired by Apple
on April 27, 2010
Voice Control Software
Undisclosed

Lala.com

Acquired by Apple
on December 6, 2009
Music Streaming
$17m

Placebase

Acquired by Apple
on July 7, 2009
Maps
Undisclosed

P.A. Semi

Acquired by Apple
on April 24, 2008
Semiconductor
$278m

Proximity

Acquired by Apple
on December 4, 2006
Software
Undisclosed

Silicon Color

Acquired by Apple
on October 16, 2006
Software
Undisclosed

FingerWorks

Acquired by Apple
on January 22, 2005
Gesture Recognition
Undisclosed

Emagic

Acquired by Apple
on July 1, 2002
Music
$30m

Zayante

Acquired by Apple
on April 4, 2002
Software
$13m

Nothing Real

Acquired by Apple
on February 1, 2002
Software
$15m

PowerSchool

Acquired by Apple
on December 31, 2001
Online info Systems Services
$66m

bluebuzz

Acquired by Apple
on May 11, 2001
ISP
Undisclosed

Astarte-DVD

Acquired by Apple
on April 10, 2000
Software
Undisclosed

NetSelector

Acquired by Apple
on January 7, 2000
Internet Software
Undisclosed

Raycer Graphics

Acquired by Apple
on November 3, 1999
Computer Graphic Chips
$15m

Power Computing

Acquired by Apple
on September 2, 1997
Macintosh Clones
$110m

NeXT

Acquired by Apple
on February 7, 1997
Software Platform
$404m

Coral Software

Acquired by Apple
on January 3, 1989
Software
Undisclosed

Claris

Acquired by Apple
on July 11, 1988
Software
Undisclosed

Styleware

Acquired by Apple
on June 27, 1988
Software
Undisclosed

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