Apple Inc

Topics: Steve Jobs, IPhone, IPod, Foxconn / Pages: 10 (2419 words) / Published: Nov 19th, 2013
Rotten Apple, Wormy Apple, or Red Delicious

Apple Inc., is a California based company that builds iPhones, iPads, iPods, MacBook computers and much more. Steve Jobs was the CEO for 14 years, and this was probably the most important 14 years of Apple Inc.’s rise. He didn’t design the products but what he did was just as important. The principles Steve Job’s held have benefited the company and are currently shared by Apple Inc. employees.
These products mentioned might not have come to pass had it not been for Apple Inc.’s constant need to innovate. That’s an attitude driven by Jobs, during flush times, as well as when the tech business was flagging. It’s worth noting that some of Apple Inc.’s biggest product releases during Job’s tenure—the iPod and iPad, most notably—were developed during recessions, when consumers theoretically were less inclined to spend money on pricey electronics. ("Steve Jobs: The Man Who Saved Apple." Macworld)
Steve Jobs did help with the design of the some of the electronics. He stressed how the appearance is important and how the devices feel in the consumers hands. Steve Jobs resigned in 2011 and Timothy Cook took his job as CEO. Jobs lost his battle with cancer in October 2011. His predecessor Cook has had a big influence on Apple Inc. having its products built overseas.
The products from Apple Inc. are appealing with their slim look and sleek touch, and have made them very successful. What’s the trick beneath the skin that’s making the company so successful? I have wondered if in fact the apple is a rotten apple, or maybe an apple with a worm in it. The appearance of Apple Inc. is phenomenal; they appear to be a great emblem for America. They have profits that are “off the charts”. The apple may appear to be shiny, appealing, and delicious, but inside the apple is a worm, which will eat its way from inside out. I’ve heard rumors that behind the image of Apple Inc., are production companies that thrive on men, women and



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