So far Apple Inc., one of the most successful technology companies of our generation, has made few but notable acquisitions so far. The number stands at 83, to be precise, till December 2016. They stand by the philosophy of buying smaller companies that can be integrated into Apple’s existing line of technologies and projects. This 1976 born multinational company made its first acquisition in 1988 and so far the largest deal was made with Beats Electronics, which was purchased for $3 billion. Let’s have a quick look at the top 10 companies acquired by Apple.