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Airplane Use Agreement - Apple Computer Inc., Gilbert F. Amelio and Aero Ventures

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			    # C98-96-00012

This Airplane Use Agreement ("Agreement") is entered into as of the 27th day of
June, 1996, by and between Apple Computer, Inc., a California corporation,
having its principal place of business at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA  95014
("Apple"), Gilbert F. Amelio, 13416 Middle Fork Lane, Los Altos Hills, CA 
94022 ("Amelio"), and Aero Ventures, 13416 Middle Fork Lane, Los Altos Hills,
CA  94022 ("Aero Ventures").

Amelio owns and Aero Ventures manages an airplane (N55OAV) which will be used
for Apple business-related travel.

1.	Ownership

Amelio represents and warrants that he is the sole owner of the aircraft
described in Exhibit A ("the Airplane").  Amelio must inform Apple immediately
upon any change in his ownership status of the Airplane.

2.	Apple's Rights and Responsibilities

2.1	Authorized Business Use.  Apple shall use the Airplane for travel on
Apple business when such use is appropriate and is specified on a Travel
Authorization Form approved prior to the commencement of travel in accordance
with Apple's applicable Corporate and Finance policies ("Authorized Business

2.2	Apple's Lease of the Airplane.  Apple shall lease the Airplane from
Amelio for Authorized Business Use at the Apple Lease Rate, as described below.
Such leased use shall include travel for Authorized Business Uses.  Apple will
pay the pilot and/or co-pilot directly for piloting fees.

2.3	Costs Paid By Apple.  In addition to the payments described in Section
2.2 above, Apple will reimburse Amelio for (1) costs actually incurred by
Amelio to maintain currency and proficiency as a pilot, such as flight medical
expenses and simulator training; and (2) the costs of food, beverages, other
personal items, parking fees, landing fees, and fuel incurred during Authorized
Business Use by Apple.

2.4	Apple Lease Rate.  Apple will pay to Amelio an hourly rate for lease
of the Airplane based on actual flying time as recorded on the Airplane's log
book.  This Apple Lease Rate is determined to be the fair market value of such
leased use, and as such will be subject to annual review and if necessary,
adjustment.  The initial Apple Lease Rate shall be $700.00 per hour for all
usage.  If Amelio upgrades to a more capable airplane, there will be no
adjustment without prior Apple approval.

2.5	Apple Advance.  Apple will pay to Amelio a non-refundable, monthly
advance on lease payments in the amount of  $6,000.  This monthly advance
amount shall be applied against lease payments payable by Apple to Amelio for
Authorized Business Use of the Airplane.  Apple may carry forward any unused
monthly advance payments as credits toward lease payments due in subsequent
months.  However, such carried-forward monthly advance payments shall not
affect Apple's obligation to pay the full, monthly advance on lease payments.

2.6	Apple's Insurance.  Amelio will maintain $20 million of liability
insurance.  Apple shall be responsible for any liability insurance coverage
in excess of $20 million.

2.7	No Other Obligations.  The payments and reimbursements specified in
this section shall constitute the extent of Apple's obligation to pay Amelio
for the costs of maintenance, depreciation, insurance, and any and all other
expenses related to maintaining the Airplane in flightworthy condition.

3.	Amelio's Responsibilities

3.1	Amelio's Use Of The Airplane.  Amelio's use of the Airplane in
connection with his performance of services for Apple shall be limited to
Authorized Business Use.

3.2	Amelio's Costs.  Amelio shall be responsible for payment of all costs
not specifically charged to Apple in this Agreement.

3.3	Amelio's Pilot Training And License.  Amelio is responsible for
arranging for and undertaking instruction and flying time to maintain currency
and proficiency as a pilot of the Airplane.  Amelio must notify Apple of any
change or lapse in his pilot license status.

3.4	Amelio's Operation Of The Airplane.  When operating the Airplane on
Apple Business Use, Amelio will maintain and operate the Airplane at all times
in compliance with all Federal, state or local laws and regulations applicable
to the operation of the Airplane or private aircraft in general.  In addition,
Amelio agrees to comply with any and all restrictions and limitations imposed
by Apple's insurance policies related to Amelio's use of the Airplane.


3.5	Passengers.  Amelio understands and agrees that as a general policy,
he will not carry as passengers on Authorized Business Use any persons who are
not Apple employees, officers or directors.  To the extent there are legitimate
business purposes for exceptions, Amelio will carry such non-Apple passengers
only if they have each executed and filed with Apple a release, in form and
substance approved in writing by Apple, releasing Apple from any and all
liability arising out of such passenger accompanying Amelio on the Airplane in
connection with an Authorized Business Use.

3.6	Indemnity And Insurance.

	(a)  Indemnity.  Amelio hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless
	Apple, its directors, officers, employees and other agents
	(collectively, "the Indemnitees") against and from any and all
	liabilities, claims, demands, losses, costs and expenses of any kind
	or nature whatsoever which may be asserted against or suffered or
	incurred by the Indemnitees or any of them arising out of or in
	connection with Amelio's ownership, operation or use of the Airplane 	
	whether for Authorized Business Use or any other purpose and whether
	in accordance with or in breach of this Agreement.  The foregoing
	indemnity is specifically intended to apply whether or not any such
	liability, claim, demand, loss, cost or expense may to any extent have
	arisen out of or been based upon the negligence or claimed negligence
	of Amelio or any of the Indemnitees.

	(b)  Insurance.  Amelio will carry Comprehensive General Liability
	insurance from USAIG, AAU, CIGNA or another insurer suitable to Apple
	with limits not less than $20,000,000 combined single limit per
	occurrence and with a worldwide coverage territory.  Before operating
	the Airplane on any Authorized Business Use, Amelio will deliver to
	Apple a Certificate of Insurance which shows the coverage specified
	above, which names Apple as an additional insured, and which provides
	a 30-day notice period for cancellation or reduction in coverage or

4.	Term and Termination

4.1	Term.  This Agreement will become effective upon execution by Apple,
and after approval by the Board of Directors of Apple.  The Agreement is
retroactive in its effect to the beginning of Amelio's employment by Apple,
and will continue in effect until terminated as provided below.

4.2	Termination.

(a)	This Agreement may be canceled by Apple or Amelio upon thirty days
written notice to the other party.

(b)	This Agreement will terminate upon the termination of Amelio's
employment with Apple.


4.3	Effect Of Termination.  Upon any termination of this Agreement, each
party will be released from all obligations and liabilities to the other
occurring or arising after the date of such termination, except that the
provisions of Sections 3.6(a), 4.3 and 6, and any liability arising from
breach of this Agreement will survive termination of this Agreement.  Neither
party will be liable to the other for damages of any sort solely as a result
of terminating this Agreement in accordance with its terms, except as
specifically provided above.  Termination of this Agreement will be without
prejudice to any other right or remedy of either party.

5.	Upgrade

	It is Amelio's intention to upgrade the Airplane to a more capable
airplane within the next 12 months.  Upon such upgrade, the lease rate will
not be adjusted to reflect the fair market value for the new aircraft without
prior Apple approval.

6.	General

6.1	Applicable Law.  This Agreement will be governed by and construed in
accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of California as
applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within
California between California residents.

6.2	Jurisdiction and Venue.  The parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction
of, and waive any venue objections against, the United States District Court
for the Northern District of  California, the Superior Court of the State of
California for the County of Santa Clara, the Santa Clara Municipal Court, and
any mutually agreed to alternative dispute resolution proceeding taking place
in Santa Clara County, California, in any litigation arising out of the

6.3	Severability.  If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction
finds any provision of this Agreement, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable,
that provision of the Agreement will be enforced to the maximum extent
permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties, and the remainder of
this Agreement will continue in full force and effect.

6.4	No Waiver.  Failure by either party to enforce any provision of this
Agreement will not be deemed a waiver of future enforcement of that or any
other provision.

6.5	No Rights in Third Parties.  This Agreement is made for the benefit
of Amelio and Apple and their respective subsidiaries and affiliates, if any,
and not for the benefit of any third parties.

6.6	Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in one or more
counterparts, each of which will be deemed an original, but which collectively
will constitute one and the same instrument.

6.7	Headings and References.  The headings and captions used in this
Agreement are used for convenience only and are not to be considered in
construing or interpreting this Agreement.


6.8	Construction.  This Agreement has been negotiated by the parties and
their respective counsel.  This Agreement will be interpreted fairly in
accordance with its terms and without any strict construction in favor of or
against either party.

6.9	Complete Agreement.  This Agreement, including all exhibits,
constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the
subject matter hereof, and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous
understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. 
No amendment to or modification of this Agreement will be binding unless in
writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of both parties.

6.10	Consent Of Spouse.  Charlene Amelio, wife of Gilbert F. Amelio,
consents and agrees to the terms and conditions contained herein.

	IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be
executed by their duly authorized representatives.

Apple:					Amelio:
BY:  /s/ George M. Scalise		BY: /s/ Gilbert F. Amelio
NAME:  George M. Scalise		NAME:  Gilbert F. Amelio
TITLE:  Executive Vice President and
	Chief Administrative Officer	DATE:  				
					BY: Charlene Amelio
					NAME:  /s/ Charlene Amelio

Aero Ventures:
BY:  /s/ Gilbert F. Amelio
NAME:  Gilbert F. Amelio
TITLE:  owner