Preliminary Research for Apple
Preliminary Research for ApplePreliminary Research
* Company Name: Apple
* Location: 1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014 U.S.A.
Description of company: Apple Inc. (Apple), incorporated on January 3, 1977, along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players. It also sells a range of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. The Company’s products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and Mac OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a range of accessory, service and support offerings. It also sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store. During the year ended November 24, 2011, the Company, as part of a consortium, acquired Nortel Networks Corporation’s patent portfolio. In February 2012, the Company acquired app-search engine Chomp.
Apple sells its products worldwide through its retail stores, online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and resellers. In addition, the Company sells a range of third-party iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod compatible products, including application software, printers, storage devices, speakers, headphones, and various other accessories and peripherals, through its online and retail stores. The Company sells to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses (SMB), and education, enterprise and government customers. The Company has designed a range of products, services and programs to address the needs of education customers. It also supports mobile learning and real-time distribution and accessibility of education related materials through iTunes U, a platform that allows students and teachers to...