Apple Inc. is one the most famous companies in the history of technology. Merely would be any, who doesn’t know about Apple.
Though, all of us know about Apple as the best products’ (iPhone, iPad, iPod, Macintosh) manufacturer company but very few of us know how the company was formed, how it got its name, and the progress journey of Apple so far.
Today, we will try to figure out some of the most interesting facts about Apple including how it was discovered and how it grown up over time.
What is Apple Inc.?
Apple INC headquarter
Apple is a multinational corporation that was founded on April 1, 1976. It creates most famous smartphone products i.e. iPhone, iPad, iPod, personal computers, tablet computer, software and distributes media contents. Apple is world’s most valuable company with its stock price of worth $1.25 trillion.
It also owns a chain of retail stores i.e. Apple store which possesses all the applications and media products offered by Apple.
How Was It Founded?
Apple Inc was founded by Steve jobs and Steve Wozniak. They met in 1971 through a mutual friend when they were of age 15 and 21 respectively.
Steve jobs and Steve Wozniak began their partnership for assembling a computer machine and then selling it. They made the first typewriter-like keyboard. Jobs managed to get an order from a local computer store for 50 computers. This is how the company came into existence.
In a statement, Steve Wozniak credited Steve job for the idea of the name Apple.
Apple’s growth over the year:
Apple has seen a tremendous growth over the time. No wonder this is the most famous, most valuable and money making brand across the world. Here are some of the highlights of the company.
#1. The Apple thing started in the year 1976 and the first product launched was Apple I. In that duration of time, they (the two Steves) didn’t have the sufficient money to execute their complete prototype in terms of features and services. But later in the year 1977, they had the enough money to come up with an improved and enhanced machine.
So in result, Apple II was formed and presented to the public April 16, 1977.
Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs
#2. With the success of Apple II, Apple III, and Macintosh was the few products which took place subsequently. In a short span of time, Apple computer was one of the top three largest microcomputer companies. But, due the contradictory thoughts between Jobs and other board of directors of the company, Jobs was ousted from the company.
#3. In the year 1997, Jobs came back as the CEO of the company. Afterwards, from the duration of 1997 to 2001, some more Apple products like iMac, iBook, Power Mac G4, Mac OS X, and Apple store was launched.
#4. Then period 2001 to 2007 was for iPods, iTunes Store, and Intel transition. In this duration, Apple’s retail store was expanded from the US to other countries including Toky, Osaka, Japan, London, etc. It’s now a massive success in the world.
#5. Following the successful years till 2007, 2007 to 2011 were the years for iPhone, iOS, iPad.
#6. In the year 2011, iPad second generation model iPad2 was launched. In the same year, Steve Jobs left the position of CEO, Tim Cook taking his position.
#7. From 2011 to 2014 , many successful products have been launched including iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4, iPad Mini with iPad 4th gen, and modified versions of their previous products.
#8. In the year 2014, a different product range, Apple Watch was announced (after the death of Steve Jobs) and was released on April 24, 2015. This product not has been of a huge success like many other Apple products and is getting mixed reviews from the public.
On September 2015, Apple has announced some more products including iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus with 3D Touch, iPad Pro, and the fourth-generation Apple TV, along with the fourth-generation iPad Mini are in the row.
From 2005 onwards, we all have been witnessing Apple’s significant growth in terms of name, fame and money. Apple has been a massive success over those years.
Over the years, It has become a brand and most valued company in the word. The market capitalization of Apple is larger than Google and Microsoft combined.
I think if you are reading the post, you are a fan of Apple but if you are not, you must have become one now.