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Growth and development We want everyone to flourish in their time at Apple, whether in their current role or their next career opportunity. We offer many different paths to career fulfillment, and we continue to take new steps to ensure that everyone at Apple has the opportunity to find support to grow and develop. Across Apple, our managers and leaders help our team members progress, creating development pathways that enable individuals to learn, improve, and empower their colleagues to do the best work of their lives. We provide a growth and development framework and tools — including planning worksheets, manager toolkits, and a dedicated internal web page — that team members can use to create individual plans to shape their careers and identify their goals. We encourage our team members to discover new opportunities and roles listed on our internal career site, and for many roles and lines of business, we provide detailed profiles of the skills required to be successful. We help ensure an end-to-end selection process that is clear and equitable for all, and we encourage regular discussions with managers about team members’ growth and development goals at Apple. In addition to our company-wide programs and initiatives, a significant amount of learning happens within teams because of our unique functional structure. Our leaders are experts in their fields and thus guide their teams of experts to further deepen very specific knowledge and skill sets. We also support team members through formal education and career development initiatives, including: Apple University: Apple University began in 2010 with a simple mission — to foster understanding and critical thinking about Apple’s culture, organization, and values. Apple University offers original classes, tools, and resources across a distinctive range of topics to help employees learn to lead and explore important topics like fairness and justice. All employees have access to Apple University, and to date, more than 95 percent of executives and managers and nearly 60 percent of individual contributors have participated in classes. In fiscal year 2021, team members spent more than 175,000 hours participating in all Apple University courses combined. Educational Assistance Program: Our Educational Assistance Program offers tuition reimbursement for team members to continue their education. Apple Mentorship Program: Our new mentorship program creates opportunities for Apple employees of all backgrounds to learn from one another and grow their careers at Apple. After successful pilot programs in the U.S. and the UK, we’re continuing to expand the program globally, pairing a greater number of experienced Apple mentors with future leaders from across the company. Retail-specific training: Through onboarding training, new Apple Retail employees learn the fundamental knowledge and skills that will support their success at Apple. Ongoing training opportunities cover Apple culture and values, products and services, systems, processes, and customer engagement skills. Across Apple, our managers and leaders help our team members to learn, improve, and do the best work of their lives. Career Experience: Career Experiences enable temporary, hands-on development opportunities for Apple Store, service, and support team members by creating short- term rotations in technical, operations, and corporate functions across Apple. Participants build new skills, explore an aspirational role up close, and gain in-role experience, while host teams benefit from the unique customer- facing perspectives, talents, and passions of participants. The program is currently available in 11 locations in every geographic region, with more countries being added each year, and 96% of Apple’s lines of business participate. 175,000 training hours in Apple University in FY2021 Appendix Governance Communities Suppliers Customers Our P eople Environment Introduction Apple’s 2022 ESG Report 26

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