Accounting 42 – Terlouw
Over the years,
has grown to be a very large, successful company.
Started in April of 1971, by Steve Wozniak and current CEO Steve Jobs, Apple has
always been a competitive company in the computer market.
While it was first started in
a garage, their corporate headquarters are now located in Cupertino, California. While the
primary products sold were computers and one point, that’s not so much the case
In fact, in January 2007, Apple changed the company’s name from
While they still hold a large market share of the
computer industry to date, they also manufacture and sell many other products as well.
In addition to computers, Apple has over the years made many, many other
Currently, the company has three different models of desktop computers,
known as the Mac Mini, iMac, and the Mac Pro.
In portable computers, they produce the
Mac Book and Mac Book Pro.
Of course they know produce much more then computers.
Apple has its own operating system, known as OS X, and the world wide known iPod.
Lastly, Apple makes many different computer and iPod accessories, software, servers,
mice/keyboards, the new Apple TV, and other new products coming out in the near
Walk into one of over 300 retail stores across the world, and you can visit a
“Genius Bar”, where specially trained employees can help and offer support to
If they can’t help, they can send products into Apple’s mail in-support center,
known as Apple Care.
In July, the highly anticipated iPhone will be released, bring
Apple into the cell phone marketplace as well.
Over the past 30 years, Apple has