3.2 Context and background of Apple The background of Apple Company initially used to be an Apple computers, when they initially began in California USA and transformed into a multinational company that was started without a proper planning and image in mind. I phone, iPod and Macintosh pcs are the most prominent products of Apple. Steven Wozniak and Steven p. Jobs were friends from high school. Both of them were very much interested in electronics. They both dropped out school and started getting jobs in Silicon Valley, Wozniak for Hewlett-Packard and jobs for Atari.
Microelectronics and Cell Phones Santa Clara Valley, California, better known as Silicon Valley, is the birthplace and reigning capital of the largest and fastest growing manufacturing industry in the world, microelectronics (Hossfeld 405). Microelectronics is defined as a branch of electronics that deals with the miniaturization of electric circuits and components. This involves computers, processor, cell phones, and many other electronic devices. Cell phones are becoming a part of the microelec... ... middle of paper ... ...ersity of California Press, 1995. - “Organizing the Valley.” Silicon Valley biz ink.
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.
Apple is one of the most powerful technology companies in the world. They lead technology to change the lives of millions of people around the globe. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, started a revolution. He helped to get people to think differently and innovatively (Isaacson). Steve Jobs built the first Apple computer in his parents’ garage.
In today’s society, our economy relies on businesses and companies, who in turn rely on consumers to purchase and invest in stock. One of the most prominent and expanding companies throughout the world is Apple Inc. Apple is a consumer-electronic producing company that is best recognized for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac computer. Apple is headquartered in Cupertino, California, but has expanded to many countries world-wide, selling its products to every age range. Apple has been creating jobs for decades, playing an imperative role in America’s economy, and has proved to be a wise long-term investment for years. America’s economy has not always been steady, but the companies that are still able to thrive through those hard times often go on to become extremely successful.
The iPod is an excellent opportunity to drive an additional revenue stream. Despite current global economic conditions, information technology is forecast to grow significantly over the next several years. Importantly, many experts believe that IT innovations like the iPod will particularly help drive consumers to electronic stores to purchase ground-breaking technologies due to the cost. Being in business for almost 30 years, Apple Computers started with two friends in high school; considered outsiders because of their love of electronics. Steven Wozniak “had been dabbling in computer-design for some time when, in 1976, he designed what would become the Apple I.” His friend, Steven Jobs, “who had an eye for the future, insisted that he and Wozniak try to sell the machine, and on April 1, 1976, Apple Computer was born.” (http://www.apple-history.com/frames/).
The year 2000 is bringing a Pandora's Box of gifts to the computer world, and the latch is slowly coming undone. The year 2000 bug is not really a "bug" or "virus," but is more a computer industry mistake. Many of the PC's, mainframes, and software out there are not designed or programmed to compute a future year ending in double zeros. This is going to be a costly "fix" for the industry to absorb. In fact, Mike Elgan who is the editor of Windows Magazine, says " .
The first iPhone that was shown off by Steve Jobs back in 2007 during the annual Macworld convention was a barely working prototype (Sorensen). In reality, this device was so buggy and glitch-prone that Apple’s engineers did not believe Steve could make it through his onstage demonstration without suffering an embarrassing crash (Sorensen). The demonstration iPhone that Steve carried in his pocket was almost incapable of holding a wireless signal to the extent that engineers preprogrammed the indicator to always show 5 bars (full strength) and also established a portable cell tower backstage (Sorensen). Steve, of course, made it through the unveiling with characteristic aplomb (Sorensen). Subsequently, the device went on to become a yardstick by which every other mobile device is measured (Sorensen).
Apple is behind the largest technological revolution in history. Apple has set itself above all other technology companies. The company has a certain way of leaving customers on the edge of their seats waiting for the latest and greatest Apple product. Steve Jobs and Steven Wozniak had been friends since high school, and they both were very interested in electronics. After they both dropped of school, both of them end up in a profession related to electronics.
The flip phone was the first cell phone to become really popular with the younger generations. Looking back, almost everyone you came in contact with had some type of new flip phone. Texting and pictures had suddenly become of great importance of the cell phone, not just for calling purposes. Around this same time, MP3 players, Apples IPOD and other music playing devices also began popular. This was different as people began to steer away from the general CD and CD player to online music that could be purchased on the computer and loaded onto your music