NEW DELHI: Apple approved more than 25,000 government requests to access customer data in the first half of 2018, according to new figures released by the iPhone maker. The firm's latest Transparency Report reveals Apple received 32,342 demands from governments around the world to access 1,63,823 devices,... read full story
"predominantly due to stolen devices investigations"
Photo: File - A user holds an iPhone 6, a smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL; formerly Apple Computer, Inc.) is an American multinational corporation that designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company's best-known hardware products are the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Its software includes the Mac OS X operating system; the iTunes media browser; the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software; the iWork suite of productivity software; Aperture, a professional photography package; Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio and film-industry software products; Logic Studio, a suite of music production tools; the Safari web browser; and iOS, a mobile operating system.
As of July 2011[update], Apple has 364 retail stores in thirteen countries, and an online store. It competes with Exxon Mobile as the largest publicly traded company in the world by market capitalization, , as well as the largest technology company in the world by revenue and profit, more than Google and Microsoft combined. As of September 24, 2011[update], the company had 60,400 permanent full-time employees and 2,900 temporary full-time employees worldwide; its worldwide annual revenue in 2010 totalled $65 billion, growing to $108 billion in 2011.read more ...