Apple
APPLE INC (Form: 3, Received: 10/02/2015 18:35:11)
FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

BELL JAMES A

2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
10/1/2015 

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)

__ X __ Director                            _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)          _____ Other (specify below)

(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)
Common Stock   531   D    

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

Explanation of Responses:

Remarks:
Exhibit 24 - Power of Attorney

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
BELL JAMES A
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CUPERTINO, CA 95014
X



Signatures
/s/ Sam Whittington, Attorney-in-Fact for James A. Bell 10/2/2015
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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Exhibit 24

POWER OF ATTORNEY

Know all by these presents that the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints D. Bruce Sewell, Gene D. Levoff,
and Samuel J. Whittington, and each of them, signing singly, the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:

(1) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's capacity as a director or officer of Apple Inc. ("Apple"), any Forms 3, 4 and 5 or any amendments thereto, in accordance with
Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange

Act"), and the rules
thereunder;

        (2)     do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned which
may be
necessary or desirable to complete the execution of any such Forms 3, 4, or  5
and any amendments thereto,
and the timely filing of such form with the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission and any
stock exchange or other authority; and

        (3)     take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the
foregoing which, in

the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest
of, or legally required by, the
undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by such
attorney-in-fact on behalf of the
undersigned, pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall
contain such terms and
conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in his or her discretion.

The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and
authority to do and
perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper
to be done in the exercise of
any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and
purposes as such attorney-in-fact
might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or
revocation, hereby ratifying and
confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or his or her substitute or
substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to
be done by virtue of this Power of Attorney and the rights and powers herein
granted. The undersigned
acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity
at the request of the
undersigned, are not assuming, nor is Apple assuming, any of the undersigned's
responsibilities to comply
with Section 16 of the Exchange Act.

This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the
undersigned is no longer
required to file Forms 3, 4 and 5 with respect to the undersigned's holdings of
and transactions in securities
issued by Apple, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing
delivered to the foregoing
attorneys-in-fact.

The undersigned understands and acknowledges that the Securities and Exchange
Commission
requires any electronic requests for a Form ID and/or Passphrase be
authenticated. The undersigned hereby
confirms the authenticity of any such electronic request submitted for a Form ID
and/or Passphrase, or any
update thereto, by any of the foregoing attorneys-in-fact on or after the date
hereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be
executed as
of this 1st day of October, 2015.

 /s/ James Bell
Director