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Apple Inc.
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This article is about the technology company. For other companies named "Apple", see Apple (disambiguation). Coordinates: 37.33182°N 122.03118°W
Apple Inc.|
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Type| Public|
Traded as| * NASDAQ: AAPL * NASDAQ-100 component * S&P 500 component| Industry| * Computer hardware * Computer software * Consumer electronics * Digital distribution| Founded| April 1, 1976

(Incorporated January 3, 1977)|
Founder(s)| * Steve Jobs * Steve Wozniak * Ronald Wayne[1]| Headquarters| Apple Campus, 1 Infinite Loop,Cupertino, California, U.S.| Number of locations| 394 retail stores(as of November 2012)| Area served| Worldwide|

Key people| Arthur D. Levinson (Chairman)[2]
Tim Cook (CEO)|
Products| Products list[show]|
Services| Services list[show]|
Revenue|  US$ 156.508 billion (2012)[3]|
Operating income|  US$ 55.241 billion (2012)[3]|
Net income|  US$ 41.733 billion (2012)[3]|
Total assets|  US$ 176.064 billion (2012)[3]|
Total equity|  US$ 118.210 billion (2012)[3]|
Employees| 72,800 (2012)[4]|
Subsidiaries| Braeburn Capital
FileMaker Inc.
Anobit|
Website| Apple.com|
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), formerly Apple Computer, Inc., is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Cupertino, Californiathat designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. Its best-known hardware products are the Macline of computers, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad. Its software includes the OS X and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media browser, theSafari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and production suites. The company was founded on April 1, 1976, and incorporated on January 3, 1977.[5] The word "Computer" was removed from its name on January 9, 2007, reflecting its shifted focus towards consumer electronics after the introduction of the iPhone.[6][7][8] Apple has been one of the world's largest technology companies by revenue. It is the world's third-largest mobile phone maker after Samsung andNokia.[9] Fortune magazine named Apple the most admired company in the United States in 2008, and in the world from 2008 to 2012.[10][11][12][13][14] However, the company has received criticism for its contractors' labor practices, and for Apple's own environmental and business practices.[15][16][17] As of November 2012, Apple has 394 retail stores in fourteen countries[18][19] as well as the online Apple Store and iTunes Store.[20] It is the largest publicly traded corporation in the world by market capitalization, with an estimated value of US$626 billion as of September 2012.[21][22] The Apple market cap is larger than that of Google and Microsoft combined.[23][24] As of September 29, 2012, the company had 72,800 permanent full-time employees and 3,300 temporary full-time employees worldwide.[3] Its worldwide annual revenue in 2010 totaled $65 billion, growing to $156 billion in 2012.[3] Contents  [hide]  * 1 History * 1.1 1976–80: Founding and incorporation * 1.2 1981–85: Lisa and Macintosh * 1.3 1986–97: Decline * 1.4 1998–2005: Return to profitability * 1.5 2005–07: Transition to Intel * 1.6 2007–11: Widespread success * 1.7 2011–present: Post–Steve Jobs era * 2 Products * 2.1 Mac * 2.2 iPad * 2.3 iPod * 2.4 iPhone * 2.5 Apple TV * 2.6 Software * 3 Marketing * 3.1 Name * 3.2 Logos * 3.3 Slogans * 3.4 Advertising * 4 Corporate affairs * 4.1 Headquarters * 4.2 Corporate culture * 4.3 Finance * 4.4 Environmental record * 4.5 Labor practices * 4.6 Causes * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links| -------------------------------------------------

History
Main article: History of Apple Inc.
1976–80: Founding and incorporation...
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