Apple joins corporate backlash against Georgia voting law

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    Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook on Thursday was the latest corporate leader to speak out against the state of Georgia’s new voting restrictions, which many critics say targets Black people and other racial minorities.

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    Well known products and services from the brand include the iPad tablet computer, AirPods wireless earbuds, iOS, iTunes, the Safari web browser, Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Pay.

    Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976. Apple went public in 1980. In August 2018, Apple became the first publicly traded U.S. company to be valued at over $1 trillion and just two years later in August 2020 became the first $2 trillion U.S. company.

    The company employs 137,000 full-time employees and maintains 510 retail stores in 25 countries as of 2020.

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    Timothy Donald Cook is the chief executive officer of Apple Inc., and previously served as the company’s chief operating officer under its cofounder Steve Jobs.

    Cook joined Apple in March 1998 and was made the chief executive on August 24, 2011, prior to Jobs’ death in October of that year.

    Since 2011 when he took over Apple, to 2020, Cook doubled the company’s revenue and profit, and increased its market value from $348 billion to $1.9 trillion.

    In 2014, Cook became the first chief executive of a Fortune 500 company to publicly come out as gay. Cook also serves on the boards of directors of Nike, Inc., the National Football Foundation, and is a trustee of Duke University. In March 2015, he said he planned to donate his entire stock fortune to charity.

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