Technology is the world’s leading industry today because of the fact that it has changed society in every field. Well, why has computer technology prospered through recent years? The answer is very simple, Apple Inc. Apple products have a significant impact on our society due to their stellar design and unique shape, their durability, and their many creative applications. Apple was started and 2established by Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne, and Steve Wozniak on April 1, 1976. Since then the CEO of Apple has been Steve Jobs.
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.
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.
Their efforts and perseverance towards renovating the common computer paid off, as they now own a multi-billion dollar corporation. Apple Inc. is still working hard to develop and design the latest breakthrough consumer technologies and electronics, and it all stems f... ... middle of paper ... .... has proved as worthy competition for other consumer-electronic producers in the economy. Its stock, at $524.94 a share, has also proved as competition in the stock market. The stock first increased greatly in December of 2007. It dropped in December of 2008, but then took a steady climb up to $667.10 a share in September of 2012.
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.
Unfortunately with the success the iTunes Store has found, since its start 10 years ago, the sales in compact disks, CD’s, have fallen greatly. The consumers have found the iTunes Store to be more convenient and less expensive than purchasing an artist’s entire CD. Rather than spending approximately $12 on a CD, the iTunes Store will sell single record to its consumers for 0.99 cents or an entire album for $7.99. These prices vary depending on how recent the single or album was released. The idea of selling an artist’s single, instead of solely distributing an entire album, is where the iTu... ... middle of paper ... ... is for certain, iTunes is here to stay.
It is fair to assume that a current hegemony in today’s modern society is that everyone knows what Apple Inc. is. However, few people truly know the faces behind the billion-dollar technological empire. Apple Inc. was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April of 1976. The technology company was created to help sell Mr. Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer; the company itself was later incorporated into Apple Computer Inc. in January 1977 (Reuters). This was just the beginning of decades of success across all sources of electronic products for Apple.
He would later grow up to be a genius and invested in big companies, such as: Pixar(“Steve Jobs Fast Facts”). Steve met Apple’s Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak after graduating from high school (“Steve Jobs Fast Facts”). After high school, Steve had gone to Reed College but later dropped out in 1974(Steve Jobs and Apple, 17).Steve Jobs was an intelligent man because he founded Apple, he created many inventions and products for Apple, and grew
It holds a market share of about 75% of the MP3-player market (an astounding figure for a consumer electronics category). Its iTunes music store has an even more impressive 88% share of legal song downloads. Yes, there have been complaints. The batteries can fade too soon, the on-off switch isn't obvious, and the songs you buy from Apple won't play on competing devices (likewise, songs you buy from competing online stores won't play on iPods). And critics behold the masses in white ear buds and bemoan a nation of MP3 zombies.
Since the beginning of Apple, Apple’s inventions have affected America.The invention of Apple's products have greatly impacted Americans by enhancing education through the inclusion of iPads in schools, paving the way of the smartphone industry with the creation of the iPhone, and bettering lives and making tasks easier with the creation of apps. In 1976, Apple was just an idea being made in a garage by Steve Wozniak and the well-known owner of Apple, Steven Jobs. The two were college drop-outs and were looked at as outcasts. The first invention that Apple introduced was the Apple I. On April 1, 1976 Apple computer was made a reality (Glen).