An American computer technology corporation with worldwide annual sales in its fiscal year 2005 of US$ 13.9 billion and 14,800 employees in several countries. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Apple develops, sells, and supports a series of personal computers, portable media players, computer software, and computer hardware accessories.
The company's most well known products include the Macintosh line of personal computers, the Mac OS X operating system, the iPod portable music player, and the iTunes Music Store. Apple operates retail stores in the United States, Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The stores carry most of Apple's products as well as many third-party products and offer on-site support and repair for Apple hardware and software.