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Apple Inc. Corporation Source of Funding
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Apple Inc. Corporation Source of Funding
Why Funding Is Needed for the Company
Apple Inc. is multinational technology corporation headquarter in California America, the
company develops, designs and sells consumer electronics, offers online services and computer
software. Apple Inc is ranked among the giant corporations in America alongside Facebook,
Microsoft and Google. Apple recorded a drop in sales of its cash cow, iPhone in the last quarter
ending June 2020, the revenues generated from iPhone dropped by 12% compared to the
previous financial results. The company spent close to $4.2 billion on Research and
Development (R&D) services in 2019, Apple Inc. needs funding to improve consumer
experience and differentiate its products and services in the global market through R&D and
invest in core technology to power devices that have not been built by its competitors (Bhasin,
2014).
Determine The Sources of Funding. Consider Self-Funding, Borrowing, Equity, Venture
Capital
Self-funding. Apple Inc. recorded a revenue worth US$260.17 billion in 2019, a drop
from US$265.6 billion in 2018, the drop in revenue was attributed to slow in sales of iPhone
World Wide, the company announced a plan to allocate about $16 billion on R&D services the
following financial years to boost its productivity and customer experience (Baxter, 2020). Based
on the information, Apple is capable of self-funding its R&D activities to improve consumer
experience and differentiate its products and services Worldwide. Second, borrowing (bank
loan). Loans are significant source of funds for a giant corporation like Apple, the company may
opt for short term, medium- or long-term lending based on the size of funding it aims at

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1 Apple Inc. Corporation Source of Funding FIN/571 October 05, 2020 2 Apple Inc. Corporation Source of Funding Why Funding Is Needed for the Company Apple Inc. is multinational technology corporation headquarter in California America, the company develops, designs and sells consumer electronics, offers online services and computer software. Apple Inc is ranked among the giant corporations in America alongside Facebook, Microsoft and Google. Apple recorded a drop in sales of its cash cow, iPhone in the last quarter ending June 2020, the revenues generated from iPhone dropped by 12% compared to the previous financial results. The company spent close to $4.2 billion on Research and Development (R&D) services in 2019, Apple Inc. needs funding to improve consumer experience and differentiate its products and services in the global market through R&D and invest in core technology to power devices that have not been built by its competitors (Bhasin, 2014). Determine The Sources of Funding. Consider Self-Funding, Borrowing, Equity, Venture Capital Self-funding. Apple Inc. recorded a revenue worth US$260.17 billion in 2019, a drop from US$265.6 billion in 2018, the drop in revenue was attributed to slow in sales of iPhone World Wide, the company announced a plan to allocate about $16 billion on R&D services the following financial years to boost its productivity and customer experience (Baxter, 2020). Based on the information, Apple is capable of self-funding its R&D activities t ...
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