Apple also offered one of the first ever laptop computers for sale in 1989, the Macintosh Portable. This laptop set the standard for the basic design principals of laptops we use today. After years of success and growing a customer base, Apple offered its IPO at twenty-two dollars per share, it is currently worth $561 at the time of writing. The 80’s was also a time for one of the most controversial events to ever occur at Apple, the firing of Steve Jobs. In 1985 the CEO of Apple, John Scully and Steve Jobs, the founder, found themselves in disagreement on many different things, mainly Steve’s tendencies to spend a lot of money on untested products.
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.
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.
The first computer that Jobs created was excellent enough to create a second one, which was also a superior computer. Even though Jobs dropped out of college, he was still intelligent enough to create one of the biggest companies in the world. Apple incorporations was going strong until one day the company decided to let Steve Jobs go,... ... middle of paper ... ...e CEO of Apple Incorporations. “Jobs' constant innovations led Business 2.0 to name him the fifth most important leader in business in 2006. It called him "easily the greatest marketer since P.T.
On April 1, 1976, Steven Paul Jobs and Steve Wozniak created the company Apple each for different reasons. Jobs wanted to make money but Wozniak just wanted to engineer his own computer. Therefore, there first success was creating this great partnership each person driven by their own passions. Their first computer the Apple I computer board sold in kit form helped get them started in the computer world. Their next project started with the idea to build a computer that didn’t require the computer shop to put it together before you can take it home.
After they both dropped of school, both of them end up in a profession related to electronics. Jobs got a job at Atari, and Wozniak at HP. Wozniak had been the initial designer for the very first Apple computer. Jobs had an eye for the future and convinced Wozniak that they should sell the computer. Soon enough on April 1, 1976, Apple had begun.
He took a leave of absence so J... ... middle of paper ... ...nly designed for Apple 1. Pages in Apple Simplified Version of Microsoft Word 2. Keynote Is the Simplified Version of Microsoft PowerPoint 3. Numbers Is the Simplified Version of Microsoft Excel Conclusion : Apple has always been known for, anything thing they design always only works on Apple products and that is what sets them apart from other Technology companies Today Apple is a successful Technology company that is thriving in todays economy with a Value of 700 Billion Dollars, by selling product like” IPhone, IPad, IPod, Mac and Apple Watch They are coming out with new products every year that step up the technology Standards for the the market On September 9th Apple introduced the IPhone 6s and 6s plus and within the first 24 hours’ apple had over 4 million preorders As you can see Apple is a company that creates convenience and value for its customers.
Jobs brought along with him his team of executives from NeXT and allocated them to key positions at Apple. Critics started to believe in Jobs once again, when he unveiled the iMac, his greatest product till then. This was Apple’s first innovative product after the Macintosh and it was unveiled in 1998. The translucent design of the iMac took the PC world by storm, the previous models were all dull boxes either black or beige in color. This product sold like hotcakes and it also brought back loads of developers to the Mac platform.
His electronics teacher at Homestead High, Hohn McCollum, recalled he was "something of a loner" and "always had a different way of looking at things." Going to work for Atari after leaving Reed College, Jobs renewed his friendship with Steve Wozniak. The two designed computer games for Atari and a telephone "blue box", getting much of their impetus from the Homebrew Computer Club. Beginning work in the Job's family garage they managed to make their first "killing" when the Byte Shop in Mountain View bought their first fifty fully assembled computers. On this basis the Apple Corporation was founded, the name based on Job's favorite fruit and the logo.
A year later, Jobs was kicked out of his own business. For 12 years, Apple suffered. In 1997, Jobs was h... ... middle of paper ... ...a far superior computer that runs the windows 7 operating system. If one only wants a computer, they can expect to buy a PC for a few hundred dollars less than they could for a Mac with identical hardware specifications. From these results, it is reasonable to assume that Windows 7 computers are by far the best choice for the average everyday consumer because of their comparatively low price, high all-around test results, and for the jungle of customization options that are available for users of the operating system.