Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently reported is fiscal fourth quarter and full-year fiscal 2015 earnings, and on the company's earnings call CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple has purchased 15 companies this past year. That's down from more than 30 in 2014, but don't let the lower number of acquisitions fool you into thinking Apple fell down on the job this year. 

The iMaker purchased deep learning and artificial intelligence companies, several mapping and navigation companies, and acquired some entertainment analytics services, augmented reality, and database processing start-ups. Click through the slideshow below to find out what companies Apple bought and how it may best utilize them.

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