All work must be 100% original and include references. No cover page needed. Both bullets must be answered.
“Apple, Inc.” Please respond to the following:
- From the case study, in 2009, the FASB issued a ruling related to income recognition from multiple element sales involving software to various stakeholder groups. Evaluate the impact of Apple’s retrospective restatement of its financial statements resulting from FASB’s ruling. Provide support for your rationale.
- From the case study, examine the influence of both Apple’s reported deferred revenue and the lobbying by Apple executives on FASB’s ruling. Indicate your agreement or disagreement with Apple’s attempt to influence FASB’s ruling.