This excerpt taken from the AAPL DEF 14A filed Jan 23, 2008.
Internet and Electronic Availability of Proxy Materials
As permitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), the Company is sending a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials (the Notice) to shareholders who hold shares in street name through a bank, broker or other holder of record. All such shareholders will have the ability to access this Proxy Statement and the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 29, 2007 as filed with the SEC on November 15, 2007 (the Annual Report) on a website referred to in the Notice or to request a printed set of these materials at no charge. Instructions on how to access these materials over the Internet or to request a printed copy may be found in the Notice.
In addition, any shareholder may request to receive proxy materials in printed form by mail or electronically by email on an ongoing basis. Choosing to receive future proxy materials by email will save the Company the cost of printing and mailing documents to shareholders and will reduce the impact of annual meetings on the environment. A shareholders election to receive proxy materials by email will remain in effect until the shareholder terminates it.