I Am The Composer
Matthew Alan Edgar
Central Methodist University
A research into the corporate giant that is Apple
In this research paper I will be explaining and describing information I have gathered regarding the corporation Apple. I will use this research in order to show how Apple dominated the tech industry as well as why it continues to progress and develop in today’s market. In my opinion Apple is the greatest technology based company that has ever existed, both in influence as well as success. I feel the evidence I depict will prove this to be the truth.
On April 1st 1976, one of the greatest technological happenings occurred on our very soil. A company unlike any other was born. Birthed by two individuals, who began developing their ideas in a garage in California. These two legends are Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Their relationship is described on apple-history.com, as “Steven Wozniak and Steven Jobs had been friends in high school they had both been interested in electronics, and both had been perceived as outsiders.” (http://apple-history.com/h1)
Apple against every single odd that came against them including even firing their own creator Steve Jobs due to a disagreement between the current CEO John Scully and Jobs the visionary behind the Macintosh and what made apple tick. This is summarized from (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/steve-jobs-fire-company/story?id=14683754 written by Joel Siegel) Steve would come back however to bring Apple
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Apple is an American multinational corporation which designs, manufactures and markets a range of consumer electronics and software products (Apple Inc., 2008). At the end of last fiscal year, Apple’s worldwide annual sales amounted to $32.5 billion, an increase of 35% from 2007 (Apple Inc., 2008). Not surprisingly then, was Apple voted America’s most admired company, also topping the global survey (Fortune,
Apple is a global company represented in many parts of the world, but born in the United States by computer wizards by the names of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak who founded the company back in 1976 (Capon, 2008). The organization deals with the design and sale of computer hardware, software and offers tech support to its customers. Examples of the hardware the company manufactures and sells include mobile phones, personal computers, iPads, tablets and iTunes with associated brands, like the MacBook and iPhones that represent Apple’s driving force towards its success. It is recognized as a brand leader in consumer electronics by the world in terms of quality and customer satisfaction and despite the wide product range, Apple manages each product in a distinct way that is a single business unit (Mittan, 2010).
Some companies start with a small loan of a million dollars; Apple did not. They started in a garage with a few friends and an idea. It was 1976 in a small garage in Los Altos, California that the Apple company got its start. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak never imagined running a tech company. If one of them wanted to, it would never happen. If they never met, it wouldn't have happened. Only together, could they create the technology empire known as Apple. While not having much to start with, they did have each other and it was enough to make it work (Blumenthal, 21).
The multi billion-dollar corporation, Apple Inc., designs and manufactures some of today’s highest technological gizmos and gadgets. Among their best known products are the Apple and Macintosh computers, iPods, iTunes, iPhones and iPads. Apple is one of the most powerful and influential high tech companies in the world. The success of Apple Inc. stems from the innovation and visions of co-founder and entrepreneur, Steve Jobs, the excellence of the stylish, user-friendly products, and the ability to create innovative products that consumer’s desire.
On April 1, 1976, Steve Jobs and Steven Wozniak invented the technology company, Apple. These two brilliant inventors invented the billionaire company after dropping out of college. Though Apple provides its customers with advanced products, Apple has many controversies that affect its economic stability as well as the company’s reputation.
Apple has been the leading force in innovation for the past couple of years, not only does it dominate the mobile-phone industry, it has also transformed the computer industry too. With millions of people using their products today, Apple is one of the most successful companies in the world. However, Apple did not “come all this way” from nothing. It suffered ups and downs just like any other company, with this being said, the way Apple dealt with its problems was the difference between it and any other company.
We chose to research Apple Incorporated, one of the most innovative companies of our generation. It is safe to say that nearly every one in the US and many foreign countries have used or at least heard of Apple products. We will be looking at the macroeconomic variables that impact Apple’s business as well as how the current developments in the industry have impacted Apple’s financials and we will also look at how Apple competes with other firms in the same industry.
Apple Inc. is a global technological and innovative company based in California, U.S.A. The company is used to design, improve and trade user electronics, computer software, and operational services. Apple was formed by Wozniak Steve, Jobs Steve and Wayne Ronald in 1976 in order to enhance and sell individual computers (Jason D. O 'Grady, 2009). The company was later retitled as Apple Inc. in 2007 when it changed its goal toward user electronics. The products created by the company include; the Mac, the iPad, the iPod, the iPhone and the Apple watch.
Apple Inc. is a corporation that designs and manufactures computer hardware, software and other consumer electronic products. The company is known for the Macintosh personal computers, iTunes media applications and the iPod personal music players. Apple was founded in April 1976 by Steven Wozniak and Steve Jobs, both college dropouts. In 1976, Wozniak and Jobs created the Apple I computer which did not have a keyboard or power supply for a computer hobbyist club. Later that summer Wozniak started his development of the Apple II, which
Apple prides itself on offering innovative technology to a society that has become dependent on it. In markets inundated with companies offering similar products and services, Apple has had to rise above and distinguish itself from the masses. While their products have a cultivated a devoted-customer following (our family is one of them), their organization and the values it espouses are what will help them to remain a relevant and successful company in the tech world.
Nowadays, Apple has positioned itself to be an innovator in the personal computer industry and Apple has developed by offering modern products compared to its competitors. According to Apple’s mission statement last year, “Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.” (Business Management,
Introduction The intention of presenting this report is to give a full strategic appraisal and evaluation of Apple Inc. In 1976, the company was founded in a garage in Santa Clara, California. The American multinational corporation mainly involves in designing and marketing consumer electronics, computer software and as well as personal computers. Differentiation is the current strategy position of Apple Inc. There are five main firms in the PC industry and among them; the world’s leading brand is Dell. Apple’s major target is to sustain their present strategic position and to take over the market position as a leader. The key stakeholders include Steve Jobs, employees, lenders and the government.
Apple Inc. is one of the top technology company which is measured by the market capitalization and still, leads and dominate in the categories of invented or popularized company. While it appears that Apple is on top of its scheme, there are several limitations that Apple faced;
Apple has always been something of a trendsetter in the tech space. Its product history since Steve Jobs’s return in 1997 gives us a solid list of examples to choose from, from its very first iPod, to Apple’s PowerBook (and later MacBook) lines, to the iPhone and the iPad. Apple’s history is dominated by products that existed before Apple had a crack at them - but it was Apple who simplified them, made them appealing on a much wider scale, and ultimately made them objects of desire for the masses.
This paper presents a case study of Apple Inc. Apple Inc. is a technology based corporation with emphasis on computer software and hardware (MAC and Apps), tablets (IPad), smart phones (IPhone), and mp3 plays, (ITouch). Apple Inc. has grown tremendously over the years and ever since 2001 has expanded its brand and retail stores to over 375 stores/outlets globally. The business has seventy two thousand eight hundred employees in thirty eight countries. Apple Inc. has truly become one of the most efficacious corporations within its field behind or competing with Microsoft and Google Inc.