Under a new auditor policy, Apple is banning its auditors from performing non-financial consulting.
This includes information technology consulting and internal audit services.
Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, said: "Our board's audit committee has always been vigilant in these matters, but why not go a step further and make it crystal clear to our shareholders.''
Apple's auditors will continue to perform financial consulting in areas such as statutory filings of foreign subsidiaries, 401-K audits, SEC registrations, and tax compliance and planning.
The Audit and Finance Committee of Apple's Board of Directors will continue its practice of reviewing non-audit services that Apple's auditors perform, to ensure that their work does not compromize auditors' independence in performing audit services.