The following table reconciles changes in the

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Unformatted text preview: ure estimates. The following table reconciles changes in the Company’s accrued warranty and related costs for the three years ended September 24, 2011 (in millions): 2011 2010 2009 Beginning accrued warranty and related costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 761 $ 577 $ 671 Cost of warranty claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1,147) (713) (534) Accruals for product warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,626 897 440 Ending accrued warranty and related costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,240 $ 761 $ 577 The Company generally does not indemnify end-users of its operating system and application software against legal claims that the software infringes third-party intellectual property rights. Other agreements entered into by the Company sometimes include indemnification provisions under which the Company could be subject to costs From Apple’s 2011 10K and/or damages in the event of an infringement claim against the Company or an indemnified third-party. However, the Company has not been required to make any significant payments resulting from such an infringement claim asserted against it or an indemnifie...
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