Name of business: Apple Inc.
Type of owner ship: Corporation
Name of owner: There are 624,865,480 Apple shares.
Top 5 Holders
1. FMR LLC 46,967,215 shares 7.5%
2. VANGUARD GROUP INC 40,121,036 shares 6.4%
3. STATE STREET CORP 35,647,959 shares 5.7%
4. BARCLAYS GLOBAL INVESTORS UK HOLDINGS LTD 25,173,473 shares 4%
5. PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ 23,665,149 shares 3.8%
According to http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/aapl/ownership-summary
Type of business: Service and manufacturing :
Nature of business: This company makes consumer, professional, and educational computers and portable music players and cell phones. They also sell a variety of computer accessories for Mac computers and run iTunes for their portable music players, iPods. iTunes is a media player computer program used for playing, downloading, saving, and organizing digital music and video files on desktop or laptop personal computers. It can also manage contents on iPod, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices. They have their retail store called “Apple store” all over the world. As of August 2012, Apple has 382 stores worldwide, with global sales of US$16 billion in merchandise in 2011. If you are looking for any Apple products, you can find them there and if you need to repair your Apple products, they do it at the store as well. They also sell their products online or at other retail stores, such as Feature shop, Wal-Mart and Target.
Since they now have a very diverse range of products, and there are many rivals that are fighting with Apple in those markets.
In recent years, most PC manufacturers were rivals to Apple, like Dell, Alienware, Gateway etc. but of course you can also factor in Microsoft as a rival to their Operating System (OS X/XP). And recently they have branched out considerably, into online media (iTunes, MobileMe, iPhone) so you can factor in Napster and other legal music download sites, Hotmail and Gmail, and...