Who has access to your phone records?

There has been much ado in the news the last few days about Trump's DOJ getting access to the private phone records of at least two Congressmen, their staffers, and their families. The data reportedly came from Apple Computer. 
I have a question that nobody else seems to be asking. Why did Apple even have phone usage records of these people? Apparently Apple had complete records of every number these people called. The problem here is that Apple is a phone manufacturer, not a phone service provider. How and why does Apple collect user data from AT&T, Verizon, et al? Are Google and Samsung doing the same thing?
I'd really like to know.


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