Apple
APPLE INC (Form: 3, Received: 01/11/2008 21:00:09)
FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF 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(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

RAFAEL BETSY

2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
1/4/2008 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

APPLE INC [AAPL]

(Last)        (First)        (Middle)

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4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                            _____ 10% Owner
___ X ___ Officer (give title below)          _____ Other (specify below)
VP, Controller and PAO /

(Street)

CUPERTINO, CA 95014       

(City)              (State)              (Zip)
5. 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 Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units     (1)   (1) Common Stock   50000     (2) D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Restricted stock units vest 20% on each of the first five anniversaries of the grant date, September 11, 2007.
( 2)  Upon vesting, Ms. Rafael is entitled to receive one share of common stock for each restricted stock unit.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
RAFAEL BETSY
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CUPERTINO, CA 95014


VP, Controller and PAO

Signatures
/s/ Betsy Rafael 1/11/2008
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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