Will Apple’s Major Investors Buy Ahead of These Upcoming 2012 Catalysts?

In terms of 2012 performance, Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares are up 38.84 percent. Last week, Jonathan Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of industrial design said that even with the the iMac, iPhone, iPod or iPad successes, Apple’s current project is its best. What that is, remains to be seen.

After being asked by The Telegraph which project–only one–he would like to be remembered by, Ives responded, “It’s a really tough one. A lot does seem to come back to the fact that what we’re working on now feels like the most important and the best work we’ve done, and so it would be what we’re working on right now, which of course I can’t tell you about.”

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With a rumored fall launch of an iPhone 5, the June announcement for the MacBook Pro laptop redesign and Apple TV, willl Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s largest shareholders add to their positions with the product line possibilities?

1345 institutional firms indicated owning shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) in Q1 2012. These firms reported owning a total of 314.517 million shares on 03/31/2012 . The shares closed at $599.55 on 03/31/2012.

Here are the ten largest positions in Apple Inc. at the end of March 31st, 2012.

State Street Corp held 35,219,588 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $21,115,903,555.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 24,241,713 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $14,534,118,733.

Susquehanna International Group LLP held 15,249,800 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $9,141,798,000.

Susquehanna International Group LLP held 14,159,200 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $8,488,015,000.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp held 12,129,063 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $7,271,979,574.

Blackrock Fund Advisors held 8,028,113 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $4,813,255,051.

Morgan Stanley held 7,815,773 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $4,685,946,607.

Blackrock Group Ltd held 7,502,769 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $4,498,285,062.

Jennison Associates LLC held 6,146,970 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $3,685,415,788.

Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc held 5,487,222 shares on 03/31/2012 worth $3,289,863,883.

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