Apple Inc is a multinational technology giant that manufactures, designs and markets smartphones, personal computers, wearables and other electronic accessories.
Apple is among the ‘Big Five Tech Giants’ in the United States, including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook.
Apple products include:
• Apple TV
• wireless earbuds
• HomePod (smart speakers)
Apple Inc has its own operating system across the product line like iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS.
Apple’s digital devices have a built-in media player (iTunes), web browser (Safari), productivity apps like iLife and iWork.
The company also offers professional applications like Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, Xcode, etc.
Apple provides online services through iTunes Store
• Apple Arcade
• iOS App Store
• Apple Music
• Mac App Store
• Apple TV+
• Apple Fitness
Apple provides customer-related services through Apple stores, the Genius Bar, AppleCare, Apple Cash, Apple Card, etc.
Apple headquarters are located in Cupertino, California. The company operates globally through various business units in North America, Europe, South America, Japan, Greater China, and the Asia Pacific.
The Europe segment manages operations in European countries, India, the Middle East countries, and Africa.
The Greater China unit in the international segment focuses on business in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.
The rest of the Asia Pacific unit operates and provides Apple products and services in the rest of the Asian countries and Australia.
The company was founded by Ronald Gerald Wayne, Steve Jobs and Stephen G Wozniak in 1976.
Incorporated in 1977, formerly known as Apple Computer Inc, the company focused on developing personal computers for few years.
Later, Apple Inc expanded its business operations and product line to include a series of iPhones, iPads, smartwatches etc.
However, the word ‘computer’ was dropped from the official name in 2007.
The technology giant was reportedly among Best Employers for New Grads rankings in 2021.
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