Apple

appleApple Inc. is best known for consumer electronic products like the Apple Macintosh computer, the iPhone smartphone, the Apple iPod, and the iPad, a tablet computer.

The company after more than a century of decline managed to return back to profitability in 1998, and the release of the first iPod, a music player with digital flash storage, paved the company’s way to success back in 2001.


Several iPod generations were released by Apple before the company shifted its focus towards the smartphone market where its iPhone, a modern smartphone with touch-input, made a lasting input and managed to repeat the success story that began with the Apple iPod line of products.

The iPad, a touch-based tablet device followed soon thereafter and it too managed to become an instant success. While not the largest maker of phones, Apple today – 2013 – is one of the largest phone makers in the world and the only company that manages to keep its market share during the rise of Google’s Android operating system. Apple’s iPad is the number one tablet in the world right now.

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KeePassium is an open-source KeePass client for iOS

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How to install iPadOS public beta without using iTunes

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Cloudflare launches DNS app for Android and iOS

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Apple drops Windows XP and Vista iTunes Store support

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Top patent applications from the companies you love [October 2012]

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Apple Ping closes its door. Facebook takes its place

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Are the Terms of Apple's New iBook Author Program Anti-Competitive?

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