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Apple Inc.

Apple Inc
Company nameApple Inc.
Company typePublic
IndustryComputer hardware
Computer software
Consumer electronics
Digital distribution
FoundedApril 1, 1976 (incorporated 1977 as Apple Computer, Inc.)
Founder(s)Steve Jobs
Steve Wozniak
Ronald Wayne
HeadquartersApple Campus
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, California
No. of locations357 retail stores {{j|( )}}
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleTim Cook
ProductsProducts list
  • Mac
  • iPod
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Apple TV
  • Mac OS X
  • iLife
  • iWork
  • iOS
  • ServicesServices list
  • Apple Store
  • Apple Store online
  • App Store
  • iTunes Store
  • iBooks
  • iCloud
  • Revenue(+) US$ 108.249 billion (FY 2011) 
    Operating income(+) US$ 33.790 billion (FY 2011)
    Net income(+) US$ 25.922 billion (FY 2011)
    Total assets(+) US$ 116.371 billion (FY 2011)
    Total equity(+) US$ 76.615 billion (FY 2011)
    Employees49,400 (2010)
    SubsidiaryBraeburn Capital
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    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq - AAPL; formerly Apple Computer, Inc.) is an American multinational corporation that designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company's best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system; the iTunes media browser; the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software; the iWork suite of productivity software; Aperture, a professional photography package; Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio and film-industry software products; Logic Studio, a suite of music production tools; the Safari web browser; and iOS, a mobile operating system. , the company operates 317 retail stores in ten countries, and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. , Apple is the largest publicly traded company in the world by market capitalization and the largest technology company in the world by revenue and profit.

    Established on April 1, 1976 in Cupertino, California, and incorporated January 3, 1977, the company was previously named Apple Computer, Inc., for its first 30 years, but removed the word "Computer" on January 9, 2007, to reflect the company's ongoing expansion into the consumer electronics market in addition to its traditional focus on personal computers. , Apple had 46,600 full time employees and 2,800 temporary full time employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of $65.23 billion.

    For reasons as various as its philosophy of comprehensive aesthetic design to its distinctive advertising campaigns, Apple has established a unique reputation in the consumer electronics industry. This includes a customer base that is devoted to the company and its brand, particularly in the United States. Fortune magazine named Apple the most admired company in the United States in 2008, and in the world in 2008, 2009, and 2010. The company has however received widespread criticism for its contractors' labor, environmental, and business practices.

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