|Founded||(incorporated January 3, 1977 as Apple Computer, Inc.)|
|Location City||Apple Campus, 1 Infinite Loop,Cupertino, California|
|Key people||Tim Cook (CEO)Arthur Levinson (Chairman)Sir Jonathan Ive (SVP, Industrial Design)Steve Jobs (Chairman, 1976-1985/2011; CEO, 1997-2011)|
|Industry||Computer hardwareComputer softwareConsumer electronics Digital distribution|
|Revenue||increase US$ 108.249 billion (FY 2011)|
|Operating income||increase US$ 33.790 billion (FY 2011)|
|Number of employees||60,400 (2011)|
Apple Inc. (AAPL) formerly Apple Computer, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company's best-known hardware products are the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Its software includes the Mac OS X operating system; the iTunes media browser; the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software; the iWork suite of productivity software; Aperture, a professional photography package; Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio and film-industry software products; Logic Studio, a suite of music production tools; the Safari web browser; and iOS, a mobile operating system. Apple has 357 retail stores in ten countries, and an online store. it is the largest publicly traded company in the world by market capitalization, and the largest technology company in the world by revenue and profit2011|9|24|df=US, the company had 60,400 permanent full-time employees and 2,900 temporary full-time employees worldwide; its worldwide annual sales totalled $65.23 billion, growing to $108.249 billion in 2011.
Fortune magazine named Apple the most admired company in the United States in 2008, and in the world from 2008 to 2011. However, the company has received widespread criticism for its contractors' labor, and for its environmental and business practices.
Established on April 1, 1976 in Cupertino, California, and incorporated January 3, 1977, the company was named Apple Computer, Inc. for its first 30 years. The word "Computer" was removed from its name on January 9, 2007, as its traditional focus on personal computers shifted towards consumer electronics.