NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - Apple ( AAPL) is holding its annual shareholder meeting today, and there are some big themes that could emerge as the largest company in the S&P 500 talks to shareholders about its future plans. Investors will be keeping a close eye on a number of key Apple issues, including use of the company's cash, its supply chain, and its long-term product plans. Apple, as we know, strives for perfection, so it will be interesting to see how it tackles these topics.
Not that Apple has made many mis-steps recently. With shares up more than 26.7% year-to-date and 46.4% year-over-year, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company continues to fire on all cylinders. Sales are growing sharply, as evidenced by Apple's first quarter results. Additionally, Apple's product pipeline is thought to be exceptionally strong, and CEO Tim Cook has led a seamless transition from the previous regime. TheStreet will be live-blogging Apple's shareholder meeting, starting at 12.30 ET: Here are three of the most important themes that may emerge from Apple's shareholder meeting today: