The dividend for Apple, Inc. stock varied by quarter in 2014. For quarter one, the dividend per share was $3.05, for quarter two it was $3.29, and for quarters three and four the dividend was $0.47.
On June 9, 2014, Apple stock split 7-for-1, meaning each person received seven shares for each share he owned previously. A stock split greatly increases the number of shares outstanding and lowers the stock price, making it more attractive to investors. The stock split also has the effect of lowering the dividend per share. This is the reason for the precipitous drop in dividend per share for Apple stock between quarters one and two and quarters three and four in 2014.