Apple is 45 Years Old Today

By Anna Breuer on 1 April 2021
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Apple, known until 2007 as Apple Computer, was founded 45 years ago today on April 1, 1976.

The company had three cofounders, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, although Wayne sold his 10% share back to the company just 12 days after the company opened its doors.  Apple Computer, Inc. was incorporated in January 1977, to develop and sell Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer.

With a production line in Jobs’ garage, sales grew quickly and the company hired a staff of designers and engineers.  Apple introduced several computers with innovative graphical user interfaces including the original Macintosh in 1984.

Wozniak departed Apple amicably in 1985, while Jobs resigned after losing a boardroom battle John Sculley, a CEO Jobs had recruited from Pepsi a few years earlier, and founded Next Computer.

Jobs returned several years later to lead the company in developing the iPod and then the iPhone, not to mention the world’s most valuable public company by the 2010s, and the rest, as they say, is history.

“As Apple celebrates 45 years today, I’m reminded of Steve’s words from many years ago: “It’s been an amazing journey so far, yet we have barely begun,” said Apple’s current CEO, Tim Cook, who succeeded Jobs after his death in 2011, in a tweet.

“Thanks to every member of our Apple family for all you’ve done to enrich lives. Here’s to the next 45 years and beyond!”

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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