[WORLDKINGS - ALMANAC EVENTS & ACHIEVEMENTS 2022] Brilliant milestones spanning 46 years of Apple Inc's history (1976)


(worldkings.org) Apple Inc., formerly Apple Computer, Inc., American manufacturer of personal computers, smartphones, tablet computers, computer peripherals, and computer software. It was the first successful personal computer company and the popularizer of the graphical user interface. Headquarters are located in Cupertino, California.



Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company that specializes in consumer electronics, software and online services. Apple is the largest information technology company by revenue and, as of January 2021, it is the world's most valuable company, the fourth-largest personal computer vendor by unit sales and second-largest mobile phone manufacturer.

The company milestones:

- On April 1, 1976, Apple was founded as Apple Computer Company by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne to develop and sell Wozniak's Apple I personal computer.

- In 1977, Apple officially became incorporated in January, then publicly released the Apple II in June, which was the first personal computer for the mass market.



- In 1980, After a two-year hiatus from releasing products, Apple unveiled the Apple III computer in May. Then in December, the company went public by offering 4.6 million shares at $22 each — now a valuation of approximately 2.8 billion.

- In 1981, Steve  Jobs became chairman and Mike Markkula became president.

- In 1983, The Apple Lisa was a huge and ground-breaking leap when compared to previous launches. It not only had an integrated screen but a user interface and the first Apple mouse.


Apple Lisa


- 1984 saw the rise of the Apple IIc, the first portable computer which was intended to be carried around but had no battery, this meant that a power socket would need to be nearby for you to use it. This year also saw the beginning of the ‘Mac’ with the first affordable Macintosh being released.

- In 1989, After much success selling the Mac, Apple decided to develop a more compact computer and released the Macintosh Portable.

- In May of 1991, the company announced the digital media player QuickTime.

- In 1998, Apple changed its OS strategy and introduced OS X. In August this year, it launched the first "all-in-one" Macintosh, the iMac. The iMac was well-known for its colorful, transparent backs and for its slogan which was "Hello."


iMac 1st model


- In 1999, Apple was successful with the release of the colorful iMac that it decided to make a laptop version and call it the iBook..

- In 2001, It was the new millennium and the start of Apple's huge success. In 2001, the company introduced iTunes, OS X (the software we still use) and the iPod, which is considered one of the company's biggest accomplishments.

- In 2003, With the debut of the iTunes Store, Apple decided to make its music software compatible with competing Windows computers.

- In 2004, Apple introduced the iPod mini the same year it launched iTunes in France, Germany and the UK. It was also the first year that the iPod got its first color screen.



- In 2006, Apple releases two new computers with Intel processors: the iMac and the MacBook Pro.

- In 2007, Jobs introduced the smartphone to the world and decided to change the company's name to just Apple, Inc.

- In 2010, Because a computer is too big, and a smartphone is too small, Apple decided to develop a tablet that would serve as the perfect in-between. The iPad quickly became a fan favorite because it was a portable theatre, book library, game console and a web browser all in one.

- In 2011, After three curved iPhone models Apple decided to redesign the iPhone in 2010 and then add an intelligent voice assistant to it in 2011. The iPhone 4 was the first big resigned iPhone, but it was the 4S that stole the show since it included the snarky AI, Siri. The voice assistant promised to help users with appointments, calls, quick searches and fun facts.



- In 2014, Apple continued making history in March 2014 by selling its 500 millionth iPhone. Then on Nov. 22, 2014, the tech giant sold its one-billionth iOS device. The product was a 64GB iPhone 6 Plus.

- Apple became the first publicly traded U.S. company to be valued at over 2 trillion in August 2018, then $2 trillion in August 2020, and most recently $3 trillion in January 2022.

According to en.wikipedia.org; 4dproducts.co.uk; nydailynews.com. 

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