The History of Apple

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On April 1, 1976, Apple Computers, Inc was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Apple 1 was built in Steve Jobs' garage, without a monitor, keyboard or casing. When they invented the Apple 2, it revolutionized the computer industry, because of the introduction to color graphics.Sales went from $7.8 million in 1978 to $117 million in 1980. 1980 was also the year when Apple went public. In 1983 Wozniak left Apple because of the lack of interest in the day-to-day interest of running Apple Computers. John Sculley was hired to be president after Wozniak left. In 1985, Jobs left the company to go and work on bigger things.

The rest of the 1980s, Apple was doing well and in 1990 it shared its highest profits yet. The reason was because of Jobs plans he had already began before he left. Jobs made a deal with Adobe, and tiny company back then, and created the Adobe Portable Document Format or PDF for short.

In 1985, Sculley decided to turn down the idea of Microsoft running it on Apple. Microsoft later became Apple's toughest competition.

Over the next few years, Apple's market slowly went down hill after it it peaked in 1990. In 1996, experts thought that the company was doomed. In 1997, Apple desperately need an operating system, and that's when Jobs' company, NeXT Software come in. Jobs became the interim CEO as he was not the official CEO until 2000. Jobs decided to change Apple and created an alliance with Microsoft to create the Mac.

Jobs recreated the computer and created the iBook, a personal laptop. He also started to create mp3 players called the iPods and a media player software called iTunes. ITunes and the iPods became the most profitable parts of the company. Apple also released the iPone and the Apple TV.

Even after Jobs died on October 5, 2011, Apple has continued. Apple Inc. has moved its way up through the computer industry. Even after more than 30 years, Apple has had an immense impact on the technology industries.

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