Apple's ubiquitous gadgetry and computer hardware support more than downloads of favorite tunes and the sorting of snapshots -- they support jobs. Lots of jobs.
The company employees 47,000 in the United States its own self. But Apple wants us to know that, if you count the people who builds apps for their devices, they support 514,000 jobs for Americans.They posted a page that breaks down their data.
It breaks down as 304,000 straight-up jobs and 210,000 "iOS jobs" for app makers. Apple itself employed 10,000 people only 10 years ago.
Apple cites "workers in Texas who manufacture processors for iOS products, Corning employees in Kentucky and New York who create the majority of the glass for iPhone, and FedEx and UPS employees." Apple employees more than 70,000 people, worldwide.
As for apps, there have been more than 24,000,000,000 apps downloaded in only four years.