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Apple to Hold itโ€™s Fiscal Q1 2014 Earnings Conference Call, Monday, January 27, 2014, at 5PM Eastern ~ Apple provides a Streaming-Audio Link for the Public and Major Investors to Listen ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

January 27, 2014

๐ŸŽ Apple will hold itโ€™s fiscal Q1 2014 earnings conference call on Monday, January 27, 2014, at 5PM EST. Apple will provide a link to the streaming-audio Link for the public to listen to this important quarterly conference call as Tim Cook and Peter Oppenheimer are expected to address the most recent quarter as well as take questions from key investors.

๐ŸŽ Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook (and company spokes persons) are notoriously quiet (actually very tight-lipped) about all future roadmaps, Cook has been known to hint very vaguely about the companyโ€™s plans during these calls. Personally, most of the media extrapolate Cook’s words to the point of being outright inventive. We expect to hear more on both the iPhone and iPad launches.

๐ŸŽ The conference call scheduled for 5PM Eastern today, is ahead of Appleโ€™s 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which will take place at Apple HQ in Cupertino, California,on January 28, 2014 at 9am PST, where a number proposals relating to compensation, direction, and reelection will take place. Stay tuned on both occasions as we bring you the numbers and details as they unfold.

๐ŸŽ Immediately below is Apple’s Live Streaming-Audio Link for Today’s First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Earnings Conference Call:

http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/14pijnaefvpijbnfdbvpijnbaefgvpjbnaef01/event/

๐ŸŽiPhone and iPad Sales Drive Record Revenue and Operating Profit
CUPERTINO, Californiaโ€”January 27, 2014โ€”Apple ยฎ today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 first quarter ended December 28, 2013. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, or $14.50 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $54.5 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.81 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 37.9 percent compared to 38.6 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 63 percent of the quarterโ€™s revenue.

๐ŸŽThe Company sold 51 million iPhones, an all-time quarterly record, compared to 47.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 26 million iPads during the quarter, also an all-time quarterly record, compared to 22.9 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.8 million Macs, compared to 4.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
Appleโ€™s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $3.05 per share of the Companyโ€™s common stock. The dividend is payable on February 13, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 10, 2014.

๐ŸŽ โ€œWe are really happy with our record iPhone and iPad sales, the strong performance of our Mac products and the continued growth of iTunes, Software and Services,โ€ said Tim Cook, Appleโ€™s CEO. โ€œWe love having the most satisfied, loyal and engaged customers, and are continuing to invest heavily in our future to make their experiences with our products and services even better.โ€

๐ŸŽโ€œWe generated $22.7 billion in cash flow from operations and returned an additional $7.7 billion in cash to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases during the December quarter, bringing cumulative payments under our capital return program to over $43 billion,โ€ said Peter Oppenheimer, Appleโ€™s CFO.
Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2014 second quarter โ€ข revenue between $42 billion and $44 billion โ€ข gross margin between 37 percent and 38 percent โ€ข operating expenses between $4.3 billion and $4.4 billion โ€ข other income/(expense) of $200 million โ€ข tax rate of 26.2 percent

APPLE INC., 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California 95014

NOTICE OF 2014 ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

February 28, 2014, 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time

To the shareholders of Apple Inc.:

Notice is hereby given that the 2014 annual meeting of shareholders (the โ€œ Annual Meeting โ€) of Apple Inc., a California corporation (the โ€œ Company โ€), will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, in Building 4 of the Companyโ€™s principal executive offices located at the address shown above for the following purposes, as more fully described in the accompanying proxy statement (the โ€œ Proxy Statement โ€):

1. To elect the Companyโ€™s Board of Directors (the โ€œ Board โ€). The Board intends to present for election the following eight nominees: William Campbell, Timothy Cook, Millard Drexler, Al Gore, Robert Iger, Andrea Jung, Arthur Levinson, and Ronald Sugar;

2. To facilitate the implementation of majority voting for the election of directors in an uncontested election by amending the Companyโ€™s Restated Articles of Incorporation (the โ€œ Articles โ€) to eliminate Article VII, which relates to the term of directors and the transition from a classified board of directors to a declassified structure;

3. To amend the Companyโ€™s Articles to eliminate the โ€œblank checkโ€ authority of the Board to issue preferred stock;

4. To amend the Companyโ€™s Articles to establish a par value for the Companyโ€™s common stock of $0.00001 per share;

5. To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Companyโ€™s independent registered public accounting firm for 2014;

6. To vote on a non-binding advisory resolution to approve executive compensation;

7. To approve the Apple Inc. 2014 Employee Stock Plan;

8. To consider five shareholder proposals, if properly presented at the Annual Meeting; and

9. To transact such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting and any postponement(s) or adjournment(s) thereof.

Only shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 30, 2013 are entitled to receive notice of, to attend, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting.

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting in person. To ensure that your vote is counted at the Annual Meeting, however, please vote as promptly as possible.

Sincerely,

/ S / B RUCE S EWELL
Bruce Sewell
Senior Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary
Cupertino, California
January 10, 2014

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