Apple Inc. is a multinational technology company that designs, manufactures, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. It is one of the world's most valuable companies and is well-known for its iconic products such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac line of personal computers and laptops, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select market under the ticker symbol AAPL.
The company's largest institutional shareholder is The Vanguard Group, which holds 1.3 billion shares, representing 7.8% of all outstanding shares. If you want to buy your shares, you need to find a broker that gives you access to the NASDAQ. Ticker Technologies provides delayed price information by 20 minutes, as well as other information on Apple shares. Apple has a rapidly growing service business that includes its iCloud cloud service and its digital content streaming services such as Apple Music and Apple TV+.
The company also faces several antitrust lawsuits related to its App Store. The EU investigated whether Apple engaged in anti-competitive behavior by denying its rivals access to Apple's payment system. Apple's quarterly conference calls are broadcast live on the Internet and replays will be available for a period of time after the announcement. The Apple Park Visitor Center is open to the public with limited capacity and with health and safety measures.
Apple shares can be purchased through almost any brokerage firm, including online brokerage services. Part of Apple's growth strategy has been to buy small technology companies that they can easily integrate into its growing product line. Request for a change of address, transfer of ownership of shares, certificates of lost or missing shares, request for an account statement. If you bought the Apple stock to hold it longer, you could attend the annual meeting and gather all the news and information about the company.
Following the announcement, Apple worked hard in the following months to turn the Jobs demo phone into a mass-market product.