Apple Computer is a technology and consumer electronics company based in Palo Alto, California that was founded on April 1st, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. In terms of revenue, Apple is the second largest technology company worldwide. Amongst other accolades Apple was named the most valuable brand in 2013 and the most admired brand in 2008. Apple thrives by making all of their products work seamlessly together and providing top notch customer support that is notably almost completely based in America and Canada. A year after being founded, Apple became incorporated in 1977 with Roland Wayne out of the picture.
Over the last 30 plus years, Apple Inc. has continued to innovate and revolutionize the computer industry. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded the company on April 1, 1976 in Cupertino, California along with a third partner, Ronald Wayne. Wayne was only involved with the fledgling company for a few weeks and sold his shares for $800. Apple initially gained fame for its Macintosh line of computers, with a memorable television ad at the 1984 superbowl. Over the last decade or so, Apple has rebranded itself from a computer company that specializes in computer software, and personal computers.
In this essay I will introduce a short history of the raise of the Apple Computer a company which exist to the present time, and produces personal computers and other electronic equipment such as very popular portable music players. The company started in the early 80s, when a couple of computer fascinated friends decided to create a new model in personal computing. Steven Wozniak and Steve Jobs, high school friends, at first worked for different companies; Wozniak for Atari and Jobs for HP. They decided to combine their knowledge and their dreams and create a new type of user friendly personal computer accessible for ordinary people. That is how the based on first model of Apple I was born.
Its consumer software includes the OS X and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media browser and more. Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak along with Ronald Wayne, founded Apple on April 1, 1976 to develop and sell personal computers as Apple Computer, Inc. On January 9,2007 the company changed its name to Apple Inc. due to expansion to consumer electronics. Apple is the second largest information technology company after Samsung Electronics and was awarded the world’s most valuable brand in “Best Global Brands” on September 30, 2013 by Omnicom Group’s report when the company surpassed Coca-Cola in term of company revenue. Apple has predominated manufacture of personal computers, the Apple II, Macintosh, and Power Mac lines for more than two decades but faced serious sales and market share downfall during the 1990s. Steve Jobs, who was ousted from Apple computers in 1985 returned to Apple in 1996 and introduced a new philosophy of recognisable products of simple design named the original iMac in 1998.
At this point in time Apple was getting huge as a computer company and rightfully so. Steve Jobs went on to convince J... ... middle of paper ... ...he same App and would allow the legal sales of all music over a simple program. Before its launch in 2007, the iPhone already had several rumors of a multi-touch function phone that allowed for application use. This lead to many teams becoming strictly app development based, which to this day is still a huge industry on its own. In conclusion, sense the beginning in 1976, Apple has created an empire of many devices from computers, to phones, to music players, and strictly multi-touch devices for applications.
Apple is a leader in research, development, manufacturing and marketing computers for consumers, businesses, educational and government institutions. The company’s financial success can be attributed to their innovative products and marketing techniques that stress the importance that computers should "just work". During the last thirty-two years Apple has had its share of ups and downs, this essay will focus on major events from the company’s history, current events and their most significant products. ←Thesis goes here → History The company started April 1, 1976 with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Charismatic Jobs persuaded Wozniak to build computers for resale that Wozniak originally designed as a hobby for personal use.
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.
Apple would go on to sell 200 Apple I’s until they were replaced in 1977 with the Apple II which included a built in keyboard. Over 16 years Apple produced over 6 million Apple IIs. Apple would go on to manufacturer the Apple III, The Lisa, which had a graphical user interface, the Lisa 2, and the Macintosh. Fast forward to 2007 when Apple change the world by designing one of the first touch screen cell phones called the iPhone and a tablet called the iPad which had the power of a computer with a small enough to be held in someone’s hand. To date, Apple has revolutionize the industry by designing smaller computers, hand held devices and one of the best operating systems (Biography.com,
Brief History of Apple Macintosh The first Macintosh was the 128 K released first in 1984. Macintosh was first affordable computer to include a GUI (Graphical User Interface). It was built around the Motorola 6800 chip which was significantly faster than previous processors. It came in a small case with a black and white monitor built- in. It even came with a mouse and keyboard.
Since both Jobs and Wozniak are the founders of Apple, they both created multiple devices for Apple, such as Macbooks and the first Apple I and Apple II. Steve Jobs grew up with spare parts to machines and started building things with them. For example: Steve created a computer called Apple Lisa in honor of his daughter(“Steve Jobs Fast Facts”). The first iMac was introduced in 1998(“Steve Jobs Fast Facts”). Jobs introduced the first ever iPod in 2001(“Steve Jobs Fast Facts”).