This excerpt taken from the AAPL DEF 14A filed Mar 13, 2006.
RATIFICATION OF APPOINTMENT OF AUDITORS
The Audit & Finance Committee of the Board of Directors has appointed KPMG LLP (KPMG), independent auditors, to audit the Companys consolidated financial statements for fiscal year 2006. KPMG served as the Companys independent auditors for fiscal year 2005. At the Annual Meeting, the shareholders are being asked to ratify the appointment of KPMG as the Companys independent auditors for fiscal year 2006. In the event of a negative vote on such ratification, the Audit & Finance Committee will reconsider its selection. Representatives of KPMG will be present at the Annual Meeting and will have the opportunity to respond to appropriate questions and to make a statement if they so desire.