Apple Computer, Inc.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, California 95014-2084
(408) 996-1010 (General Public)
(408) 974-2042 (Media and Industry Analysts)
Incorporated: January 3, 1977
Employees: Approximately 10,176 worldwide
(Q4 FY '97)
Sales to date: Over 28 million Macintosh
Apple Computer, Inc.,
ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with
the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the
1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is now committed to its
original mission - to bring the best personal computing
products and support to students, educators, designers,
scientists, engineers, business persons and consumers in
over 140 countries around the world.
In fiscal 1996, Apple
invested approximately six percent of its annual sales in
research and development. R & D sites are located in
Cork, Ireland; Cupertino, California; Tokyo, Japan; and
Apple owns manufacturing
facilities in Ireland and Singapore. Distribution facilities
are located in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia,
Singapore, and Japan.
What's it like
to work at Apple? As people who work here will tell
you, there's no other place quite like this. The
ideals that launched the personal computer
revolution are alive and well and flourishing here.
Yet today, Apple is a fundamentally different
company. In recent months, we've changed everything
we do: the products we make, the way we make them
and the way we sell them. "Think different" isn't
just advice we dispense to our customers: it's the
ethic that guides everything we do.
We've gone back to our roots. It took a Copernican
shift of viewpoint to change the computer industry.
Sure, there were computers before Apple made
computers. But before Apple came along, a computer
was a contraption; the personal computer, a dream.
Computers were either large and hard to use, or
small and hard to use. And then came a computer
But that's all history. And though we're proud of
our past, we live in the future. All of which
brings us to the $64,000 question: What's it like
to work at Apple now? Well, as co-founder Steve
Jobs likes to say, "Right now, Apple is like a
really well-funded start-up." Wouldn't you like to
get in on the ground floor?