Apple Inc. is an American
multinational corporation headquartered in Cupertino, California
that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, online services, and personal computers.
Its best-known hardware products are the Mac line of computers
, the iPod
and the iPad
Its online services include iCloud
, iTunes Store
, and App Store
Its consumer software includes the OS X
the Safari web browser
, and the iLife
creativity and productivity suites.
Apple was founded by Steve Jobs
, Steve Wozniak
and Ronald Wayne
on April 1, 1976, to develop and sell personal computers.
It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. on January 3, 1977, and was renamed as Apple Inc. on January 9, 2007,
to reflect its shifted focus towards consumer electronics.