Apple has acquired 106 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Linx Imaging on April 14, 2015

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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Linx Imaging
acquired by Apple

on April 14, 2015
Hardware
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

Dryft
acquired by Apple

on September 1, 2014
Hardware
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

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