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APPLE INC (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 01/07/2009 16:24:20)

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IMPORTANT ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS INFORMATION — YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

Apple Inc. Shareholder Meeting Notice & Admission Ticket

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Apple Inc. Shareholder Meeting to be Held on February 25, 2009

Under new Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important! 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 proxy statement and Form 10-K are available at:

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Apple Inc. Shareholder Meeting Notice & Admission Ticket

The Apple Inc. 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on February 25, 2009 at 1 Infinite Loop, Building 4, Cupertino, California 95014, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. Upon arrival, please present this admission ticket and photo identification at the registration desk.

Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors’ recommendations.

The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the following proposal: 1. Election of Directors: William V. Campbell, Millard S. Drexler, Albert A. Gore, Jr., Steven P. Jobs, Andrea Jung, Arthur D. Levinson, Ph.D.,

Eric E. Schmidt, Ph.D. and Jerome B. York

The Board of Directors recommends that you vote AGAINST the following proposals: 2. Shareholder proposal regarding political contributions and expenditures report, if properly presented at the meeting. 3. Shareholder proposal regarding adoption of principles for health care reform, if properly presented at the meeting. 4. Shareholder proposal regarding sustainability report, if properly presented at the meeting. 5. Shareholder proposal regarding advisory vote on compensation, if properly presented at the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE – YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares you must vote online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card. If you wish to attend and vote at the meeting, please bring this notice with you.

Directions:

FROM SAN JOSE:

Take 280 northbound. Take the De Anza Blvd. exit. Make a left onto De Anza Blvd. (at signal). Make a left onto Mariani Avenue. Enter Infinite Loop Parking Lot at the end of Mariani Avenue. Proceed to Building 4 (to Apple Town Hall).

FROM SAN FRANCISCO: Take 280 southbound. Take the De Anza Blvd. exit. Make a right onto De Anza Blvd. (at signal). Make a left onto Mariani Avenue. Enter Infinite Loop Parking Lot at the end of Mariani Avenue. Proceed to Building 4 (to Apple Town Hall).

Attendance at the 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is limited to shareholders. Admission to the meeting will be on a first-come, first-served basis. In the interest of saving time and money, Apple Inc. has opted to provide the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2008 in lieu of producing a glossy annual report.

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To facilitate timely delivery, all requests for a paper copy of the proxy materials must be received by February 15, 2009.