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Apple Inc.
Public
Tradit as
Industry
Foondit Aprile 1, 1976 (1976-04-01)
(incorporatit
Januar 3, 1977)
Foonder
Heidquarters Apple Campus,
1 Infinite Loop,
Cupertino, Californie
, U.S.[2]
Nummer o locations
406 retail stores
(as o Mey 2013)
Aurie served
Warldwide
Key fowk
Arthur D. Levinson (Chairman)[3]
Tim Cook (CEO)
Products
Services
Revenue Increase US$ 156.508 billion (2012)[4]
Increase US$ 055.241 billion (2012)[4]
Increase US$ 041.733 billion (2012)[4]
Tot assets Increase US$ 176.064 billion (2012)[4]
Tot equity Increase US$ 118.210 billion (2012)[4]
Nummer o employees
72,800 (2012)[5]
Subsidiaries Anobit, Apple Store
Wabsteid apple.com

Apple Inc., formerly Apple Computer, Inc., is an American multinaitional corporation heidquartert in Cupertino, Californie[2] that designs, develops, an sells consumer electronics, computer saftware an personal computers. Its baist-kent hardware products are the Mac line o computers, the iPod music player, the iPhone smartphone, an the iPad tablet computer. Its saftware includes the OS X an iOS operatin seestems, the iTunes medie browser, the Safari web browser, an the iLife an iWork creativity an production suites. The company wis foondit on Aprile 1, 1976, an incorporatit as Apple Computer, Inc. on Januar 3, 1977.[6] The wird "Computer" wis removed frae its name on Januar 9, 2007, reflecting its shifted focus towards consumer electronics efter the introduction o the iPhone.[7][8][9]

Apple is the warld's seicont-lairgest information technology company bi revenue efter Samsung Electronics, an the warld's third-lairgest mobile phone maker efter Samsung an Nokia.[10] Fortune magazine named Apple the maist admired company in the Unitit States in 2008, an in the warld frae 2008 tae 2012.[11][12][13][14][15] However, the company haes received criticism for its contractors' labor practices, an for Apple's awn environmental an business practices.[16][17][18]

As o November 2012, Apple maintains 394 retail stores in fowerteen kintras[19][20] as well as the online Apple Store an iTunes Store.[21] It is the seicont-lairgest publicly tradit corporation in the warld bi mercat capitalization, wi an estimatit value o US$414 billion as o Januar 2013.[22] As o September 29, 2012 (2012 -09-29), the company haed 72,800 permanent full-time employees an 3,300 temporar full-time employees warldwide.[4] Its warldwide annual revenue in 2012 totalled $156 billion.[4]

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  6. Apple Investor Relations FAQ, Apple inc. Retrieved March 2, 2007.
  7. "Form 8-K SEC Filing" (PDF). Januar 10, 2007. Retrieved December 8, 2007. 
  8. Markoff, John (Januar 9, 2007). "New Mobile Phone Signals Apple's Ambition". The New York Times. Retrieved Januar 9, 2007. 
  9. Owen Thomas (Januar 9, 2007). "Apple: Hello, iPhone". CNNMoney. Retrieved November 3, 2012. 
  10. "Gartner Says Worldwide Sales of Mobile Phones Declined 2 Percent in First Quarter of 2012; Previous Year-over-Year Decline Occurred in Second Quarter of 2009". Retrieved in May 16, 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  11. Fisher, Anne (Mairch 17, 2008). "America's Most Admired Companies". Fortune. 157 (5): 65–67. 
  12. Colvin, Geoff (Mairch 16, 2009). "The World's Most Admired Companies 2009". Fortune. 159 (5): 76. 
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  16. Musgrove, Mike (Juin 16, 2006). "Sweatshop Conditions at IPod Factory Reported". The Washington Post. 
  17. "Environmental Group Hits Apple". 
  18. "Students say they are forced to work on new iPhone 5". Shanghai Daily. September 6, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
  19. (USA) "Apple Retail Store – Store List" Check |url= value (help). Apple Inc. Retrieved August 7, 2010. 
  20. "news and information about Apple Inc.'s retail stores -- At a Glance". Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  21. US Apple Store.
  22. "Exxon overtakes Apple as biggest public company". The Daily Telegraph. Januar 25, 2013. Retrieved Februar 7, 2013. 

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