Apple
APPLE COMPUTER INC (Form: 4, Received: 03/28/2006 18:18:16)
FORM 4
[ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public
Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

COOK TIMOTHY D
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

APPLE COMPUTER INC [ AAPL ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Operating Officer
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

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3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

3/24/2006
(Street)

CUPERTINO, CA 95014
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock   (1) 3/24/2006   3/24/2006   M    64000   A   (1) 12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.62   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.625   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.629   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.63   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.656   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    4000   D $59.66   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.669   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.67   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.686   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    4000   D $59.6925   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    4000   D $59.70   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.705   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.706   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.725   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.745   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.75   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.7550   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.78   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.781   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.7885   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.79   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.84   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.8405   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.85   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.853   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.865   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.8655   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.87   12597   D    
Common Stock   3/24/2006   3/24/2006   S (2)    2000   D $59.8825   12597   D    

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Unit     (1) 3/24/2006   3/24/2006         64000    3/24/2006   3/24/2006   Common Stock   64000     (1) 300000   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Each restricted stock unit represents the right to receive, at settlement, 1 share of common stock. The reporting person had vested restricted stock units settled in shares of common stock.
( 2)  The transactions reported in this Form 4 were made pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by the reporting person on November 23, 2004.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
COOK TIMOTHY D
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CUPERTINO, CA 95014


Chief Operating Officer

Signatures
/s/ Timothy Cook 3/28/2006
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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