CEO: Tim Cook
Apple is No. 17 on this year's Best Companies To Partner With list, down five spots from No. 12 last year.
Apple is facing increased competition from Android-based devices. But the consensus among partners at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in June was that the company still had its A-game going. Partners also see iOS 7, the new release of Apple's mobile operating system, providing more opportunities for expansion into commercial markets.