APPLE History and Trivia
Apple, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers.
Founders: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.
Slogan/Tagline: Apple uses the slogan Think Different in advertising campaigns.
Headquarters: 1 Infinite Loop, California, USA.
Established on April 1, 1976 in Cupertino, California, and incorporated January 3, 1977, the company was previously named Apple Computer, Inc., for its first 30 years, but removed the word “Computer” on January 9, 2007, to reflect the company’s ongoing expansion into the consumer electronics market in addition to its traditional focus on personal computers.
*APPLE’s LISA released in 1983 became the first personal computer sold to the public with a GUI. The Newton was Apple’s first foray into the PDA markets, as well as one of the first in the industry.
*In 1985, a power struggle developed between Jobs and CEO John Sculley, who had been hired two years prior. At a board meeting Apple’s board of directors sided with Sculley and removed Jobs from his managerial duties. Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT Inc. the same year.
*In 1994, Apple allied with IBM and Motorola to form the AIM alliance.
*The company’s best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Its latest product is the iPad 2.
*This Apple History of products is a huge list of all stand-alone Apple II, Macintosh, and other computers, as well as computer peripherals, expansion cards, software, ancillary products, and consumer electronics sold by Apple Inc.
*Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system; the iTunes media browser; the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software; the iWork suite of productivity software
Apple History Logo:
The Apple History Logo is as shown below:
The logo is often erroneously referred to as a tribute to Alan Turing, with the bite mark a reference to his method of suicide. Both the designer of the logo –Rob Janoff and the company deny that there is any homage to Turing in the design of the logo.
The parody for the iPhone’s antenna problem: