Developing consumer electronics, computer software, and online services, Apple was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in California. Over the decades, Apple has experienced a never-ending growth, becoming one of the most valuable brands in the world and one of the Big Five America IT companies.
In Europe, Apple’s net sales exceeded 89 million U.S. dollars in 2021, with the United Kingdom hosting the highest number of Apple stores. It has been reported that, in 2020, Apple sales amounted to over 1.1 billion GBP (around 1.5 billion U.S. dollars) in the UK, becoming more valuable than Great Britain. However, it seems that the American tech giant had paid only nine million GBP (over 12 million U.S. dollars) in UK taxes that year.
Apple’s mobile operating system iOS accounted for over half of the mobile operating system market share in the UK, and particularly, the iOS 14.2 version was the most used. In addition to iPhones, iPads, and Macs, Apple headphones, smartwatch (Apple Watch) and smart speakers (Apple HomePod) are also quite popular in the UK.
Apple App Store
Apple’ App Store also contributes to the company’s revenue. On the platform, several types of apps are available, both for iPhone and iPad, such as social media, entertainment, shopping, music, and gaming apps. For instance, with over 327 thousand downloads onto iPhone devices, Facebook generated a revenue of around 105.5 thousand GBP (144 thousand U.S. dollars) in the month of October 2021.
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