APPLE INC (Form: 4, Received: 10/18/2016 20:05:21)
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Washington, D.C. 20549

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Maestri Luca
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

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

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
Senior Vice President, CFO
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

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


(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   10/15/2016     M    12558   A   (1) (2) 35253   D    
Common Stock   (3) 10/15/2016     F    6248   D $117.63   29005   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) 10/14/2016     A      85013         (4)   (4) Common Stock   85013.0   $0   85013   D    
Restricted Stock Unit     (1) 10/14/2016     A      64654         (5)   (5) Common Stock   64654.0   $0   64654   D    
Restricted Stock Unit     (1) (2) 10/15/2016     M         12558      (6)   (6) Common Stock   12558.0   $0   25116   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Each restricted stock unit represents the right to receive, at settlement, one share of common stock.
( 2)  This transaction represents the settlement of restricted stock units in shares of common stock on their scheduled vesting date.
( 3)  Shares withheld by Registrant to satisfy the minimum statutory tax withholding requirements on vesting of restricted stock units. No shares were sold.
( 4)  These restricted stock units are scheduled to vest as to one-third of the units on each of April 1, 2019, April 1, 2020 and April 1, 2021.
( 5)  Vesting of these restricted stock units depends on Apple's relative total shareholder return from September 25, 2016 through September 28, 2019. The "target" number of restricted stock units is reported. Between 0% and 200% of the target number of units may vest on October 1, 2019, with the vesting percentage determined based on actual performance.
( 6)  This award was granted on October 7, 2013. 12.5% of the award vested on April 15, 2014 and the remaining restricted stock units vest 12.5% in semi-annual installments over the four-year period ending October 15, 2017, assuming continued employment through the applicable vesting date.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Maestri Luca

Senior Vice President, CFO

/s/ Sam Whittington, Attorney-in-Fact for Luca Maestri 10/18/2016
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

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