The operation of the computer was based on graphic interface using a mouse to navigate it. The idea was born while Jobs visited one of Xerox PARC labs, where he noticed a prototype of a new graphic interface system machine. One of the Xerox employees at that time, Jef Raskin later switched to Apple on 3 January 1978 and eventually became its project manager. Unfortunately, because of many internal and interpersonal problems, completion of the project was losing momentum. In 1981 IBM released a brand new model of PC, which became very popular and set new standards in personal computing.
Apple Computer Case Analysis History Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple on April 1, 1976 in Santa Clara Valley, California. The two built the Apple I out of a garage and sold it. The first Apple I computer did not include a monitor, keyboard, or casing. Due to the high demand for the Apple I, Jobs realized that there was a market for small computers. He also realized that he could market the company's name and the computer's user-friendly look.
Today I will be talking about the empire known as Apple. Where it originated, how far its come, the trials, and tribulations about this brilliant company. The story begins in 1976 when there were no home computers, Steve Wozniak, a brilliant engineer, created his own home computer that connected to his T.V. His friend Steve Jobs was too interested in the computer science realm and together on April 1st , 1976 they founded Apple Computer Co. Wozniak then went on to re-design his first idea into what is called the Apple II which became extremely popular due to its faster processing capabilities and its color screen. Steve Jobs went off to find investors, one of the major investors was Mike Markkula and finally with enough money they became big enough to mass produce the VisiCalc for Apple II which was the largest computer company in the early 80s.
December of 1979 in exchange for company stock XEROX invited Jobs and several Apple employees to see the “Alto Computer” which featured a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI allows for a user to navigate his/her computer using a mouse and click on objects as opposed to pressing a designated key. Jobs quotes saying that he was “instantly convinced” that all future computers would have a GUI, and set off to create an “insanely great” computer. In September 1980 Apple launched their IPO, within a year the stock’s value increased 1700%. (SOURCE) The success was overwhelming and amateur Jobs was not managing the company effectively.
But, just three month after its inception Wayne sold his share. In 1976 was the born of Apple I, which is hand-built by Wozniak and introduced in April 1st at Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto, California. In 1977, Apple II was debuted at Local Computer Trade Show. In 1980, Apple III was released. In the same year the new directors made sure that Apple became a ‘Real Company’.
A year after being founded, Apple became incorporated in 1977 with Roland Wayne out of the picture. That very same year Apple showed their first prototype computer, the Apple II. The Apple II was an instant hit due to how different it was from almost anything else on the market, with new features such as color graphics. The success continued throughout the 70’s and all throughout the 80’s with the Macintosh computer selling quickly. Apple also offered one of the first ever laptop computers for sale in 1989, the Macintosh Portable.
Apple, incorporated. Created by innovative CEO Steve jobs (who recently passed away) and with the support of Steve Wozniak, is now a multinational corporation that’s focuses on consumer electronics, computer software, and commercial servers. With its broad line of revenue including: the apple computer, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac apple strived for success with the idea to reach all consumers as its target market. The company started from Steve Jobs parent’s garage to its first building in Cupertino, California in 1977. The first computer (Apple I) was created in 1976 and sold to a local computer store called “The Byte Shop” offered at 500 dollars per assembled computer.
Apple itself produces hardware which includes Macintosh computers, iPods, iPhones and iPads. In order to support their own hardware, Apple has also created software including Mac OS X operating system, iOS mobile operating system, iTunes, a professional photography package, a suite of professional audio and film-industry, final cut studio, logic studio and music production tools (Wikipedia, September 2010). The Macintosh computer was first published in January 1984 with only 128k RAM. It was obviously insufficient, so Apple then announced an updated version with 512k RAM eight months later. Apple Lisa, the name of one of the Macintosh computers was published in 1983.
Apple was founded on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne (and later incorporated January 3, 1977 without Wayne, who sold his share of the company back to Jobs and Wozniak) to sell the Apple I personal computer kit. They were hand-built by Steve Wozniak in the living room of Jobs' parents' home, and the Apple I was first shown to the public at the Homebrew Computer Club.  Eventually 200 computers were built. The Apple I was sold as a motherboard (with CPU, RAM, and basic textual-video chips) not what is today considered a complete personal computer.  The user was required to provide two different AC input voltages (the manual recommended specific transformers), wire an ASCII keyboard (not provided with the computer) to a DIP connector (providing logic inverter and alpha lock chips in some cases), and to wire the video output pins to a monitor or to an RF modulator if a TV set was used.
Apple and the Personal Computer Revolution Let’s take a trip back in time and review the evolution of a computer company. It’s not IBM or Microsoft. This company is Apple Computers, Incorporated. In the year 1976, before most people even thought about buying a computer for their homes. Back then the computer community was only a few nerds building simple computers from hobby kits.