| 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®, iPod touch® and other Apple-branded and third-party accessories. Co.'s services include: advertising; AppleCare, which provides service and support products under the AppleCare® brand; cloud services; digital content, which includes Apple Arcadesm, Apple Music®, Apple News+sm, and Apple TV+sm; and payment services, which includes Apple Card, and Apple Pay®, a cashless payment service. We show 49 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.