| Apple designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices and personal computers, and sells a variety of related software, services, accessories, and third-party digital content and applications. Co.'s products and services include iPhone®, iPad®, Mac®, Apple Watch®, AirPods®, Apple TV®, HomePod, a portfolio of consumer and personnel software applications, iOS, macOS®, watchOS® and tvOS operating systems, iCloud®, Apple Pay® and a variety of other accessory, service and support offerings. Co. sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store®, App Store®, Mac App Store, TV App Store, Book Store and Apple Music®. We show 38 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AAPL's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of Apple shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like Apple 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 Apple by allowing them to research Apple shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.