Apple
APPLE INC (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 01/23/2008 06:10:12)

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Apple, Inc. Shareholder Meeting to be held on 3/4/08.

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.

The following materials are available for view:

10K / Proxy Statement

To view this material, have the 12-digit Control #(s) (located on the following page) available and visit: www.investorEconnect.com

If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of the above listed documents you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. To facilitate timely delivery please make the request as instructed below on or before 2/19/08.

Shareholders may request copies of the proxy materials for the 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders or for all future meetings.

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Vote By Internet

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Meeting Type: Annual Meeting Date: 3/4/08

Meeting Time: 10:00 a.m. local time

For holders as of: 1/15/08

Meeting Location: 1 Infinite Loop

Building 4

Cupertino, California 95014

A map with directions to the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Apple Inc. is included in the proxy statement.

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To revoke your consent you will need the 12-digit control number for each account you choose to revoke. The 12-digit control number can be found on the following page(s) next to the label Control Number or in the box next to the arrow Once you revoke your consent to the Householding of investor communications, each primary account holder will begin receiving individual copies within 30 days of your revocation.

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Voting items

A Election of Directors — The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR all the listed nominees.

1. Nominees:

01 - William V. Campbell

02 - Millard S. Drexler

03 - Albert A. Gore, Jr.

04 - Steven P. Jobs

05 - Andrea Jung

06 - Arthur D. Levinson

07 - Eric E. Schmidt

08 - Jerome B. York

B Proposals - The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR Proposal 2 and AGAINST Proposals 3 and 4.

2. To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as Apple Inc.’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2008.

3. To consider a shareholder proposal entitled “Advisory Vote on Compensation,” if properly presented at the meeting.

4. To consider a shareholder proposal entitled “Amend Corporate Bylaws Establishing a Board Committee on Sustainability,” if properly presented at the meeting.

To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting and any postponement(s) or adjournment(s) thereof.

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Voting Instructions

IF YOUR SECURITIES ARE HELD BY A BROKER WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE (NYSE), THE RULES OF THE NYSE WILL GUIDE THE VOTING PROCEDURES. WE WISH TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT FOR THIS MEETING UNDER THE RULES OF THE NYSE, WE CANNOT VOTE YOUR SECURITIES ON ONE OR MORE OF THE MATTERS TO BE ACTED UPON AT THE MEETING WITHOUT YOUR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS. THESE RULES PROVIDE THAT IF INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT RECEIVED FROM YOU PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF THE FIRST VOTE, THE PROXY FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE MATTERS MAY BE GIVEN AT THE DISCRETION OF YOUR BROKER (ON THE TENTH DAY, IF THE MATERIAL WAS MAILED AT LEAST 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING, ON THE FIFTEENTH DAY IF THE PROXY MATERIAL WAS MAILED 25 DAYS OR MORE PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE). IN ORDER FOR YOUR BROKER TO EXERCISE THIS DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE MATTERS, PROXY MATERIAL WOULD NEED TO HAVE BEEN MAILED AT LEAST 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE, AND THE MATTER(S) BEFORE THE MEETING MUST BE DEEMED “ROUTINE” IN NATURE ACCORDING TO NYSE GUIDELINES. IF THESE TWO REQUIREMENTS ARE MET, AND YOU HAVE NOT COMMUNICATED TO US PRIOR TO THE FIRST VOTE BEING ISSUED, WE MAY VOTE YOUR SECURITIES AT OUR DISCRETION ON ONE OR MORE OF THE MATTERS TO BE ACTED UPON AT THE MEETING. WE WILL NEVERTHELESS FOLLOW YOUR INSTRUCTIONS, EVEN IF OUR DISCRETIONARY VOTE HAS ALREADY BEEN GIVEN ON THOSE MATTERS, PROVIDED YOUR INSTRUCTIONS ARE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE. IF YOUR SECURITIES ARE HELD IN THE NAME OF A BANK, WE REQUIRE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS ON ALL MATTERS TO BE VOTED ON AT THE MEETING.

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