Apple HistoryApple's software includes the macOS and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites, as well as professional applications like Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, and Xcode. Its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store and Mac App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud. Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. The company's hardwareproducts include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, and the HomePod smart speaker. Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976 to develop and sell Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc., in January 1977, and sales of its computers, including the Apple II, grew quickly. Within a few years, Jobs and Wozniak had hired a staff of computer designers and had a production line.
1976–1984: Founding and incorporation1976–1984: Founding and incorporation Apple Computer Company was founded on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. The company's first product was the Apple I, a computer single-handedly designed and hand- built by Wozniak, and first shown to the public at the Homebrew Computer Club. Apple I was sold as a motherboard (with CPU, RAM, and basic textual- video chips), which was less than what is now considered a complete personal computer.The Apple I went on sale in July 1976 and was market- priced at $666.66 ($2,867 in 2017 dollars, adjusted for inflation)
Apple history2007-2011 1984-1991 2014-2018 2011 Success with mobile devices Successwith Macintosh Post-Steve Jobs era; Tim Cook leadership APPLE WATCH
iPodiPod On October 23, 2001, Apple introduced the iPod digital music player. Several updated models have since been introduced, In late July 2017, Apple discontinued its iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle models, leaving only the iPod Touch available for purchase More than 350 million units have shipped as of September 2012. Apple has partnered with Nike to offer the Nike iPod Sports Kit, enabling runners to synchronize and monitor their runs with iTunes and the Nike+ website. and the iPod brand is now the market leader in portable music players by a significant margin.
iPadOn January 27, 2010, Apple introduced their much- anticipated media tablet, the iPad. It offers multi- touch interaction with multimedia formats including newspapers, e-books, photos, videos, music, word processing documents, video games, and most existing iPhone apps using a 9.7-inch screen.It also includes a mobile version of Safari for web browsing, as well as access to the App Store, iTunes Library, iBookstore, Contacts, and Notes. Content is downloadable via Wi-Fi and optional 3G service or synced through the user's computer. AT&T was initially the sole U.S. provider of 3G wireless access for the iPad.On March 2, 2011, Apple introduced the iPad 2, which had a faster processor and a camera on the front and back. iPad
iPadIt also added support for optional 3G service provided by Verizon in addition to AT&T.The availability of the iPad 2 was initially limited as a result of a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011.The third-generation iPad was released on March 7, 2012, and marketed as "the new iPad". It added LTE service from AT&T or Verizon, an upgraded A5X processor, and Retina display. The dimensions and form factor remained relatively unchanged, with the new iPad being a fraction thicker and heavier than the previous version and featuring minor positioning changes.On October 23, 2012, Apple's fourth-generation iPad came out, marketed as the "iPad with Retina display". iPad
LOGOLOGO According to Steve Jobs, the company's name was inspired by his visit to an apple farm while on a fruitarian diet. Jobs thought the name "Apple" was "fun, spirited and not intimidating".Apple's first logo, designed by Ron Wayne, depicts Sir Isaac Newton sitting under an apple tree. It was almost immediately replaced by Rob Janoff's "rainbow Apple", the now-familiar rainbow-colored silhouette of an apple with a bite taken out of it.
LOGOJanoff presented Jobs with several different monochromatic themes for the "bitten" logo, and Jobs immediately took a liking to it. However, Jobs insisted that the logo be colorized to humanize the company.The logo was designed with a bite so that it would not be confused with a cherry. LOGO
LOGOThe colored stripes were conceived to make the logo more accessible, and to represent the fact the Apple II could generate graphics in color.This logo is often erroneously referred to as a tribute to Alan Turing, with the bite mark a reference to his method of suicide.Both Janoff and Apple deny any homage to Turing in the design of the logo.On August 27, 1999(the year following the introduction of the iMac G3), Apple officially dropped the rainbow scheme and began to use monochromatic logos nearly identical in shape to the previous rainbow incarnation. LOGO
LOGOAn Aqua-themed version of the monochrome logo was used from 1998 to 2003, and a glass-themed version was used from 2007 to 2013. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were Beatles fans,but Apple Inc. had name and logo trademark issues with Apple Corps Ltd., a multimedia company started by the Beatles in 1967. This resulted in a series of lawsuits and tension between the two companies. These issues ended with the settling of their lawsuit in 2007 LOGO
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