Prepared By R.R. Donnelley Financial -- Form 8-K
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 8-K
Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  04/17/2006
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number:  000-10030
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Item 1.01.    Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On April 17, 2006, Apple Computer, Inc. (the "Company") entered into a consulting agreement (the "Agreement") with Jonathan Rubinstein through his company J.R. Ruby Consulting Corp. Mr. Rubinstein resigned from the Company as Senior Vice President, iPod Division, effective April 14, 2006. Under the terms of the Agreement, Mr. Rubinstein has agreed to make himself available to perform consulting services for the Company for up to 20% of general weekly business hours, or one business day per week on average, until April 16, 2007. As consideration for his services, the Company will pay Mr. Rubinstein a non-material flat fee. The Agreement may be terminated at any time prior to the expiration of the term upon mutual written agreement of the parties.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: April 21, 2006
/s/    Peter Oppenheimer

Peter Oppenheimer
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer