Apple is a company that sells all kinds of products, from computers to smartphones and more. They also offer a ton of different programs for students to use their products and their information technology solutions.
They were founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The fact that they have been around for 8 years, means that they are an old company. Since they have been around for quite a while, they know a fair amount about technology and have set themselves up well with the rest of the computer industry.
Apple started off mainly as an electronics company, creating computers and starting to computerize their phone system as well. By the 1980s, it had become very successful in its professional market.
They have a variety of different products. There are products such as the iPhone, iPads, Macs, and even Apple TVs. However, some of the main products make are the Macbook Pro and iMac. The MacBook Pro is a very stylish laptop with powerful specifications. The iMac is a super-nice desktop computer that has 2 or 4 cores. There is even an education program that allows students to use class computers to use these amazing products.
About Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was a genius in everything he did at Apple. He began creating one of the greatest products out there, the Apple laptop and helped Apple become the company they are today. Steve Jobs was the very first CEO of Apple but stepped down from that position in 1991. According to some people, it was because he was too much of a perfectionist.
For Apple and for Steve Jobs, the future is looking very bright and exciting. They have a lot of ideas and plans to impress us with new technologies in the future. I see Apple going through many changes over the years but no matter what happens, I am sure we will be expecting something amazing from them.
1976–1980: Founding and incorporation
Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976 (NOTE: This is the date that Apple Inc. was incorporated as a private corporation in California). Their slogan was “think different.” It was first incorporated in the state of California and then in 1983, it was reincorporated in Nevada. Apple then went public in 1980 with a listing on the NASDAQ. The IPO was still under the name Apple Computer, Inc.
July 1976:First model of the Apple computer is developed. It is called Apple I, and it is created by Wozniak and Jobs. It sells for $666.66 because Wozniak likes repeating digits and the number 6 was his favorite number.
1977:Steve Jobs invents the Apple II computer. It was the first computer designed for the public and not just a small business. It starts off selling at $2,298.66. At this point, Jobs left Apple I and started Apple Computer, Inc.
1980–1990: Success with Macintosh
On April Fool’s Day, 1981, Apple created the first Macintosh computer. It was a very impressive computer, but it only sold for $1,298.66. The price did not go up to justify the cost of it so they discontinued the product.
In 1983, Apple Computer, Inc. released the Macintosh to the public. It became a huge success, and Apple started making a profit on it in 1984. The Macintosh also helped with Apple’s success as well by introducing the graphical user interface. With this interface, users could see their computer right on their screen instead of just a bunch of commands that they had to type in or use a keyboard to use.
1990–1997: Decline and restructuring
In 1990, Steve Jobs resigned as the CEO of Apple Computer, Inc. After this, Apple had a lot of problems with its stock price. They even had to file for bankruptcy in 1997. 1996: Publication of the Macintosh user’s manual.
This year was one of Steve Jobs’ most momentous. He published the revolutionary Macintosh user’s manual in 1996. It was the first time that anyone outside of Apple had ever read this book, and it did a huge amount of damage to Apple for this reason. It was then that a person or group by the name of Cyanide Apple decided to steal all copies of the book, which took a total of five months to finish doing.
1997–2007: Return to profitability
In 1997, Apple Computer, Inc. went back to profitability. In 1998 they were able to release new products and their stock price stopped falling. They were even able to start selling again after hours like a store and hold their stock price up by doing this.
In 2007, Apple released the iPhone, or actually, it was just a phone that needed a software upgrade to make it function the way it was supposed to but still, it’s an amazing product. It was able to sell faster than they expected, and they thought it would only be a short-term success because it was so new but it turned out to be much longer than they expected. This means that Apple is getting back on track and moving in the right direction.
2007–2015: Revolutionizing products and creating more
In 2007, Apple released the iPhone. The iPhone revolutionized cell phones by introducing touch screens to them instead of just buttons or keypads. In addition, it also introduced the App Store, which gave users access to a large number of different apps that they could download onto their phones.
In 2007, Apple created what they call the “natural language user interface.” This meant that people were able to use their computers or phones with voice commands instead of having to type in commands themselves all the time. They just tell their devices what to do and it does it instantly without any difficulty or fuss.
The Macintosh has sold over 100 million units and is the main product of Apple Computer, Inc. It is the first commercially successful small computer with a graphical user interface and a mouse. The earliest models of the Macintosh were manufactured with Motorola processors, but once these stopped functioning, Apple was forced to buy their chips from IBM.
In 2007, Apple created the iPhone. It was a small piece of hardware that had many different elements that worked together. It came with a touchscreen and it had software to make it work the way it was supposed to. Since then, the popularity of the iPhone has skyrocketed and people are using them more than ever before.
In 2010, they released the iPad. In 2012, they introduced the iPad mini. Since this point, the popularity of these products has created a very big market and many people are buying these products to use them. MacBook Pro
In 2015, they released the MacBook Pro. It is a laptop that works with a touch screen, it has software to make it work the way it should, so you can use it as a tablet as well. It is currently one of their most popular products and many people are buying these laptops to use them.
Wearables, Home, and Accessories
They have also come out with many wearable devices. One of their newest popular products is the Watch. It comes with many different apps to choose from and you can even set up a tour on it or put your boarding pass for travels on it to make traveling less frustrating.
In 2016, they released the AirPods, wireless earphones that were designed to work with iPhones and other devices for music and speaking. They are very popular and are being used by many people all over the world.
This has also created the Apple TV. This device allows you to connect your iPhone with your television and use it to watch Netflix and other streaming services on the big screen instead of on a small device like a tablet or phone.
This has also created the HomePod, which is a small device that works with Apple Music. It does many different things such as playing music, controlling devices connected to it, and using Siri for you.