Apple Total Operating Expenses by Year

The below graph represents the yearly distribution of Apple's total operating expenses, starting from fiscal 1990 to 2019. During fiscal year ended September 28, 2019, the Cupertino giant spent a record $196,244 million on research & development, selling, general & administrative and other operating activities, globally. That's representing a flat 0.79% YoY surge in annual expenses.

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The above graph represents Apple total operating expenses by year, starting from fiscal 1990 to 2019. The company’s total expenses include cost of revenue, research and development expenses, selling, general and administrative expenses, etc. Apple’s annual operating expenses amounted to $196,244 million in fiscal 2019, with a flat 0.79% YoY increase.

SourceApple’s official ReportsSEC Filings
Graph ID913
NoteApple financial year starts from October 1st

About Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) was founded on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. The company is popularly known for its line of smartphones called iPhones. Apart from iPhones, the Cupertino giant develops and sells iPad, Macbooks, iPod, Apple Watches, Apple TV, HomePod, and some other online services.

Apple’s first product was Apple I, a desktop computer that was designed and hand-built entirely by Steve Wozniak.

On December 12, 1980, Apple went public, by selling 4.6 million shares at $22 per share.

On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs unveiled the first generation of iPhone at the Macworld 2007 convention, in San Francisco. However, it was launched on June 29th in the United States, at the price of $499 for the 4GB model and $599 for the 8 GB model. After the initial hiccups, the worldwide sales of iPhone skyrocketed from fiscal Q4 2008, when Apple recorded nearly 9X jump in the sales of the iPhone.

After 10 years, in September 2017, Apple Inc. celebrated its 10th anniversary of iPhone by launching its most-expensive, most-innovative iPhone X, along with iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

With a brand value of $205.5 billion, Apple tops the list of World’s Most Valuable Brands 2019 by Forbes, for the ninth year in a row.

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