Apple Inc. - Student Name Apple Inc AAPL NASDAQ Stock Exchange 1 Company Profile Apple Inc incorporated on January 3 1977 designs manufactures and

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Student Name Apple Inc. AAPL NASDAQ Stock Exchange. 1) Company Profile Apple Inc., incorporated on January 3, 1977, designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers and portable digital music players. The Company sells a range of related software, services, accessories, networking solutions and third-party digital content and applications. The Company's segments include the Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific. The Americas segment includes both North and South America. The Europe segment includes European countries, India, the Middle East and Africa. The Greater China segment includes China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The Rest of Asia Pacific segment includes Australia and the Asian countries not included in the Company's other operating segments. The Company's products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple Watch, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, iPhone OS (iOS), OS X and watchOS operating systems, iCloud, Apple Pay and a range of accessory, service and support offerings. 2) Industry Competitors The range of products and services offered by Apple, Inc. (AAPL) is broad, and the company is a fierce competitor in several industries, ranging from personal computers to entertainment media to mobile payment systems. Here is a list of the technology giant's main competitors by industry. Personal Computers While the personal computer running on Microsoft Operating Systems has remained a favorite of consumers since the 1980s, Apple has maintained a loyal following of users who report high satisfaction with the company's Macintosh computers and Safari Operating System . Major competitors in this space include Dell, Acer, HP, Sony, and Toshiba.
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Mobile Computers The iPad revolutionized the Apple business model and spurred an entire industry of mobile computing imitators. Apple is by far the most profitable and biggest selling company in this industry. Competitors include Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) , Samsung , and Nokia . Smartphones The smartphone industry was once dominated by Canadian giant BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) (formerly Research in Motion Limited). That changed quickly with the introduction of the Apple iPhone. The iPhone has literally decimated BlackBerry's business model and caused the company to restructure several times. Alphabet Inc.'s Google produces the Android operating system, which is installed on most non-Apple phones produced by Huawei , Samsung , Sony (SNE) , HTC , Lenovo , and others . Entertainment Media and Applications The two major players in this space are Apple and Google , with the Apple iOS running on its iPhones and iPods, and Google Android running on most competitor phones and tablets. Each operating system interfaces with iTunes and the Google Play Store respectively, allowing users to purchase music, books, applications and other media.
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