Apple CEO Says Pandemic Hurt IPhones, Helped Macs

Jul.30 — Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said that store closures related to the Covid-19 pandemic are weighing on sales of the iPhone and wearable devices more than the iPad and Mac. The company just reported earnings. Cook spoke to Bloomberg’s Emily Chang and she reports on “What’d You Miss?”

In This Story: Apple Inc

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California. It is considered one of the Big Tech technology companies, alongside Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook.

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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