Apple Inc. is one of the most iconic and successful companies in the world. The company, which was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne and Steve Wozniak, has become one of the most powerful brands in the world and is credited with revolutionizing computer systems technology.
Apple products are known for their sleek designs, user-friendly interfaces, and innovative features. The company’s success led it to become a heavyweight in the global economy. Its turnover is constantly increasing over the years.
In 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak designed and built the first Apple computer in Jobs’ garage. The company was officially founded on April 1, 1976, with its first product being the Apple I. The Apple I was a computer kit that allowed users to build their own computers. It was sold for $666, or the equivalent of $3,000 today, adjusting for inflation.
The following year, Apple released the Apple II, which became one of the most popular personal computers of its time thanks to the VisiCalc application. VisiCalc was the first spreadsheet.
In 1983, Apple introduced the Lisa, its first personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI). Unfortunately, its high price did not allow the product to meet the expected commercial success.
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Macintosh : 1984-1996
In 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh, which has become one of the most popular personal computers of all time. The Macintosh was the first computer to feature a graphical user interface and a mouse. Apple continued to release new versions of the Macintosh throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
Steve Jobs hired Ridley Scott to do a special ad. The latter aired during the 1984 Superball and was unanimously acclaimed for its quality.
The famous Macintosh ad from 1984
Despite the launch to great fanfare, the mixed commercial success led then-boss Sculley to oust Steve Jobs, who resigned in September 1985.
The return of Steve Jobs: 1997-2001
Jobs having left the company, he decided to found NeXT, a company for the development of computer platforms. After 12 years, NeXT was acquired by Apple Inc. and Jobs returned to Apple as interim CEO. He was then named permanent CEO and led the company to new heights. Under his leadership, the company launched iconic products such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad. In 2001 Jobs resigned as CEO due to ill health, but remained on Apple’s board until his death in 2011.
The iPod, iPhone and iPad: 2001 to Now
In 2001, Apple introduced the iPod, a portable music player that could store up to 1,000 songs. The iPod was an instant hit, and by 2003 Apple had sold over 10 million iPods.
In 2007, Apple introduced the iPhone, a phone that doubled as a music player and internet browser. The iPhone was even more successful than the iPod, and in two years Apple sold over 50 million iPhones. Even today, it is one of the best-selling smartphones despite its high-end positioning.
In 2010, Apple introduced the iPad, a tablet that could be used to read books, watch movies, and surf the Internet. The iPad was even more successful than the iPhone, and in two years Apple sold over 100 million iPads.
Apple is one of the most successful companies in the world. Founded in 1976, Apple has become one of the best-known brands in the world. The Company’s products include computers, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. Apple has a long history of success and has been widely praised for its innovative products.
Today, the company, which is quite secretive about its future products, undoubtedly has some very fine innovations in store for us. Rumors insistently speak of Apple Glass, a virtual headset that would allow you to navigate the metaverse.