“Apple chief executive Tim Cook has revealed the firm has acquired 15 businesses in the last 12 months,” V3 reports.

“The purchases reveal Apple’s long-term strategy for improving specific software and hardware functionality,” V3 reports, “but the total leaves seven of Apple’s buys unaccounted for.”

V3 reports, “Speaking on the firm’s fourth quarter earnings call Cook said: ‘We completed 15 strategic acquisitions. That’s an average of one acquisition every three to four weeks.”‘ This has led to speculation about what the other deals may have been.

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