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Invest in Apple shares

Our guide to investing in the global tech firm.

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Please remember, investment value can go up or down and you could get back less than you invest. The value of international investments may be affected by currency fluctuations which might reduce their value in sterling.

Why invest in Apple shares?

The US tech firm regularly occupies the top spot as the most valuable American company, with a stock market worth often above $2 trillion. 

The release of a new iPhone has become a regular event to keep sales growing. 5G data handling is the latest feature for its new smartphone range, providing reason for its fans to upgrade. 5G is in theory 20 times faster than 4G. The superfast data is being rolled out across countries including the US and UK.  

Developing other products such as wearables, including watches and services to diversify sales, is also ongoing. Although iPhones still account for around half of overall sales, wearables and services such as music have grown to account for around a tenth and a fifth of annual turnover respectively.

Product customer loyalty remains highly impressive at over 90%. A previous four-for-one share split has also made Apple shares appear more affordable.   

How to buy Apple shares with ii

Before you start, you will need to open an account

From your account, simply select ‘trade now’ and ‘international’. You can now search for Apple shares.

Before you place a trade, you will be prompted to sign Exchange Agreements – these let you access live international share pricing.

To trade US shares you also need to complete a W-8BEN form once every three years. This US tax document allows UK residents to reduce the amount of tax paid on US dividends. You can find this form by logging in to your account and selecting the ‘Account’ menu , followed by ‘Useful forms’.

Fees and charges

  • Join ii for just £9.99 which includes our Stocks and Shares ISA, Trading Account and Junior ISA. Add a SIPP for just £10 a month extra.
  • You get one free trade every month, which can be used to buy and sell US shares.
  • Additional US share trades cost £7.99.
  • There is a foreign exchange fee of 1.5% when you trade in pounds. This is reduced for transactions over £25,000. You can avoid paying this fee every time you trade by holding foreign currency in your account. Learn more
  • If you plan on making a lot of international trades, our Super Investor service plan could save you money in the long run.

Please remember: The value of your investments, and the income derived from them, may go down as well as up. You may not get back all the money that you invest. The value of international investments may be affected by currency fluctuations which might reduce their value in sterling. We may receive two elements of commission in relation to international dealing - Trading Commission and our FX Charge. Please see our rates and charges for full details of the relevant costs. Foreign markets will involve different risks from the UK markets. In some cases the risks will be greater.