Apple originated from Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and was first called Apple Computer on April 1, 1976. They incorporated the company on January 3, 1977 in Cupertino, California. There are now over 500 Apple retail stores in 17 different countries.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
Apple is named the worlds most valuable company for 4 years in a row. Apple was also the first U.S. Company to obtain over 700 billion dollars in revenue. The company diffused through hierarchical diffusion.
Distribution of apple is fairly simple, wherever there is development and urban apple is there. If you are living in a third world country or in folk culture you most likely don't even know what apple is. The distribution of it in North America, Europe, China,and countries surrounding China is very dense/very popular.
Now in present day you can find apple products in about every developed place. You can get products from many different websites/places who sell apple products(Apple,eBay, Amazon,AT&T,Verizon,Sprint,etc..). So it's very easy to access a cell phone if you have the money, but if you don't have the money it's useless to have an Apple Store.