Apple is a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, portable digital music players, and sells a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications.

Apple provides many products and services, including iPhone; iPad; iPod; Mac; iPod; Apple TV; a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications; the iOS and OS X operating systems; iCloud; and accessories, service, and support offerings.

It sells its products worldwide through its retail stores, online stores, direct sales force and third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers to the consumer and also sells third-party iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod compatible products, including application software and accessories through its online and retail stores.

Introduced in 1984, the Macintosh was the first widely sold personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI). That feature and others such as an improved floppy drive design and a low-cost hard drive that made data retrieval faster helped Apple cultivate a reputation for innovation.

Apple was named as the most admired company in the United States in 2008 and in the world from 2008 to 2012 by the Fortune magazine.

The company was founded by Steven Paul Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Gerald Wayne on April 1, 1976, and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Cupertino, US
110,000 (est)+19%

Key People at Apple

Bruce Sewell

Bruce Sewell

SVP & General Counsel
Philip Schiller

Philip Schiller

SVP, Worldwide Product Marketing
Tim Cook

Tim Cook

Luca  Maestri

Luca Maestri

Angela Ahrendts

Angela Ahrendts

SVP Retail
Eddy Cue

Eddy Cue

SVP Internet Software and Services
Jonathan Ivey

Jonathan Ivey

Chief Design Officer
Luca Maestri

Luca Maestri

Dan Riccio

Dan Riccio

SVP Hardware Engineering
Philip Schiller

Philip Schiller

SVP Worldwide Marketing

Apple Locations

Cupertino, US
Princeton, US
Newark, US
Austin, US
Kansas City, US
Seattle, US
Santa Clara, US
Sacramento, US
Culver City, US
San Rafael, AR
Houston, US
St. Louis, US
Miami, US
Tallahassee, US
New York, US
Indianapolis, US
Denver, US
San Francisco, US
Dallas, US

Apple Metrics

Apple Summary

Founding Date


Market capitalization

$586 B

Closing share price


Apple Financials

FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Income tax expense

$8.28 B$14 B$13.1 B$14 B$19.1 B$15.7 B

Apple Market Value History

Apple News

Apple Company Life

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