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California is the home state of Apple Inc., which has its headquarters based in the city of Cupertino. Recent versions of its macOS operating system are named after locations in California.[1]


California is the 3rd largest state by geographical area in the United States and has been the most populous U.S. state since Apple was founded in 1976.[2]

Apple in California

Apple Park in Cupertino.

The state contains several of the most populous U.S. cities, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose, where Apple has held release events. Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is typically held in Northern California and/or broadcast from or near its headquarters in Cupertino.[3][4][5]

As of 2021, there are 54 Apple retail stores in California, more than any other U.S. state, or country.[6] The newest store in California, the Apple Tower Theatre, was opened on June 24, 2021 within the historic Tower Theatre in the Broadway Theater District of Los Angeles.[7]

See: List of Apple Stores: California

In November 2019, Apple committed US$ 2.5 billion to help combat the housing crisis in California.[8]


  1. See all the macOS naming locations in this Apple Maps guide by William Gallagher, AppleInsider. 2022-06-11.
  2. California Takes Population Lead, The New York Times. 1964-08-31. Archived 2018-08-19.
  3. Tom Warrick. "AppleWorld '87—A Special Report: Part I", Washington Apple Pi, April 1987, p. 54. 
  4. Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Moved to June 23-27 at Moscone in San Francisco, Apple Computer. 2003-03-21.
  5. Apple to host virtual Worldwide Developers Conference beginning June 22, Apple Inc. 2020-05-07.
  6. Apple Retail Stores, United States, Apple Inc. Accessed 2021-06-24.
  7. Apple Tower Theatre now open in downtown Los Angeles, Apple Inc. 2021-06-24.
  8. Apple commits $2.5 billion to combat housing crisis in California, Apple Inc. 2019-11-04.

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