when naming an organization in APA, such as Apple, does the company website also have to be added somewhere (in parantheses or as a footnote)?

For example: (1) In 2022, the largest manufacturer of smartphones is Apple.

(2) ... is Apple* Footnote: * www.apple.com

(3) ... is Apple (www.apple.com)

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I believe if an organization is widely known (Apple, Google, etc.), one can omit explicit references to its webpage. Otherwise, the 7th edition of APA style recommends the following template

Corporation/Group/Organization's Name. (Year webpage was last updated/published, Month Day if given). Title of page: Subtitle (if any).

to cite a

Page or Section from a Website Created by a Corporate or Group Author''.

The link above includes an example, as well:

Canadian Cancer Society. (2013, April 14). Cancer research. http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-101/cancer-research/?region=on

In-Text Paraphrase (Corporation/Group's Name, Year)

Example: (Canadian Cancer Society, 2013)

In-Text Quote (Corporation/Group's Name, year, Section Name section, para. Paragraph Number if more than one paragraph in section)

Example: (Canadian Cancer Society, 2013, Behavioural research section, para. 2)

Note: When there are no visible page numbers or paragraph numbers, you may cite the section heading and the paragraph number to identify where your quote came from.

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