NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple (AAPL) has built up a laundry list of incredibly flattering media headlines over the years, as it transformed under Steve Jobs and now-CEO Tim Cook into the world's largest company by market cap, and perhaps the most powerful firm in the world.
Despite all the acclaim surrounding the iPod, iPhone and the iPad, there are a few things Apple has done since it was founded in 1976, which it wishes the public would just forget.
There have been concerns over the company's labor practices in China, product flops, and fears that the company isn't the overwhelming growth engine it once was. To some extent, these have all weighed on consumer and investor sentiment.
Apple generally has taken a 'my way or the highway' approach, especially as it relates to its App Store policies, excluding certain apps for a variety of reasons. The Cupertino, Calif.-based firm is also noted for its draconian partnership agreements. Despite all of this, much of the company's dirty laundry has already been aired in public, thanks to the high profile nature of Apple.
Yet, there's still plenty more that remain largely un-scrutinized. Here's five things that Apple doesn't want the public talking about: