| Apple designs, manufactures and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories, and sells a variety of related services. Co.'s products include: iPhone; Mac; iPad; and Wearables, Home and Accessories, which includes AirPods®, Apple TV®, Apple Watch®, Beats® products, HomePod® mini and accessories. Co.'s services include: advertising; AppleCare, which provides fee-based service and support products under the AppleCare® brand; cloud services; digital content, which includes App Store®, Apple Arcade®, Apple Fitness+sm, Apple Music®, Apple News+®, and Apple TV+®; and payment services, which include Apple Card® and Apple Pay®, a cashless payment service. We show 60 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AAPL's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of AAPL shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AAPL versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AAPL by allowing them to research AAPL shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.