- April 1, 1976
- Cupertino, CA
- Apple is a multinational corporation that designs, develops and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers.
- Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak
- Computers, Consumer Electronics, Hardware + Software
Apple is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers. It was founded by Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne and Steve Wozniak.
Some of Apple’s best-known hardware products are the Mac line of computers, the iPod music player, the iPhone smartphone, and the iPad tablet computer. Its consumer software includes the OS X and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media browser, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites.
Apple was founded on April 1, 1976, and incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. on January 3, 1977. The word “Computer” was removed from its name on January 9, 2007, the same day Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, reflecting its shifted focus towards consumer electronics.
Apple is the world’s second-largest information technology company by revenue after Samsung Electronics, and the world’s third-largest mobile phone maker after Samsung and Nokia. Fortune Magazine named Apple the most admired company in the United States in 2008, and in the world from 2008 to 2012. On September 30, 2013, Apple surpassed Coca-Cola to become the world’s most valuable brand in the Omnicom Group’s “Best Global Brands” report. However, the company has received criticism for its contractors’ labor practices, and for Apple’s own environmental and business practices.
Current Team (75)Update
CEO & Board Director
Aug 24, 2011
SVP, Retail and Online Stores
SVP, Internet Software & Services
SVP, Software Engineering
Senior Vice President & CFO
May 29, 2014
SVP, Hardware Engineering
SVP, Worldwide Product Marketing
Past Team (485)Update
1993 - Jan, 1998
2010 - Jan, 2011
Jan, 2000 - Dec, 2004
Hardware Test Engineer
May, 1993 - May, 1994
Aug, 1994 - Feb, 1996
Senior Software Engineer
Jun 15, 2002 - May 31, 2008
Software Engineer, Intern
Jun, 2005 - Aug, 2005
Developer and Designer
Oct 1, 2004 - Oct 1, 2006
Board Members and Advisors (8)Update
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