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Apple (AAPL) founded in 1976 is a leading software and hardware company with over 170 retail stores around the world. It designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of products from personal computers, operating systems, network solutions, and the I-pod digital music player as well as distributing third party digital entertainment products through their I-tunes store. The company sells its products to a wide customer base, from individuals, educational institutions, creative professionals, to small and mid level business. In addition Apple Incs various products are sold through their online store as well as third party vendors worldwide. (read full profile)

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SWOT Conclusion

Strengths + Opportunities = 72

Threats + Weaknesses = 52

There are more strengths and opportunities than weaknesses and threats for Apple; however, the positives outweigh the negatives in terms of magnitude. … A history of overcoming weaknesses makes it difficult for other firms to exploit their difficulties. The ability to capitalize on opportunities get rewarded with higher profits and lower costs. Maintaining strengths can help maintain high profits and low costs.