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Apple Inc.

Source : wikipedia.org

Apple Inc., (NASDAQ: AAPL) formerly Apple Computer, Inc., is an American multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing consumer electronics and software products. The company’s best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of personal computers, the iPod line of portable media players, and the iPhone. Apple’s software products include the Mac OS X operating system, iTunes media browser, the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software, and Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio- and film-industry software products. The company operates more than 200 retail stores in eight countries and an online store where hardware and software products are sold.

Established in Cupertino, California on April 1, 1976 and incorporated January 3, 1977,the company was called “Apple Computer, Inc.” for its first 30 years, but dropped 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 has about 28,000 employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of US$24 billion in its fiscal year ending September 29, 2007. For reasons varying from 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.

 

     

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Public (NASDAQ: AAPL, LSE: 0HDZ,FWB: APC)
Founded California, United States (April 1, 1976, as Apple Computer, Inc.)
Headquarters Flag of the United States 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California
Key people Steve Jobs, CEO & Co-founder
Steve Wozniak, Co-founder
Timothy D. Cook, COO
Peter Oppenheimer, CFO
Philip W. Schiller, SVP Marketing
Jonathan Ive, SVP Industrial Design
Tony Fadell, SVP iPod Division
Ron Johnson, SVP Retail
Sina Tamaddon, SVP Applications
Bertrand Serlet, SVP Software Engineering
Scott Forstall, SVP iPhone software
Industry Computer hardware
Computer software
Consumer electronics
Products Mac
iPod
iPhone
Apple TV
Mac OS X
Mac OS X Server
iLife
iWork
Cinema Display
AirPort
Revenue US$24.01 billion  (TTM FY 2007)
Operating income US$4.41 billion  (TTM FY 2007)
(18.37% operating margin)
Net income US$3.50 billion  (TTM FY 2007)
(14.56% profit margin)
Employees Approximately 28,000 (July 3, 2008)
Website Apple.com

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