Apple has acquired about 100 companies over the last six years, the company’s chief executive Tim Cook has revealed.
That works out at a company every three to four weeks, he told Apple’s annual meeting of shareholders on Tuesday.
Most often, Apple buys smaller technology firms and then incorporates their innovations into its own products.
Measured by value, Apple’s acquisitions are actually far more restrained than those of many of its tech rivals. Microsoft paid $26bn for LinkedIn, Amazon paid $13.7bn for Whole Foods and Facebook paid $19bn for WhatsApp.
Apple’s ten largest purchases put together would still be worth far less than any of those deals.
Not big news, but if you follow the headline link and scroll, you can scan through a list of some of those acquisitions/aquihires.