Apple Computers Company Visual History Timeline

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1976
April 1st  
Apple was established on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne to sell the Apple I personal computer kit.  
 
   
   
1976
  July
  The Apple I went on sale and was market-priced at $666.66 ($2,772 in 2016 dollars, adjusted for inflation)
 
1977
January 3rd  
Apple incorporated, without Wayne, who sold his share of the company back to Jobs and Wozniak for $800.  
   
   
1977
  April 16
  The Apple II, also invented by Wozniak, was introduced at the first West Coast Computer Faire.
 
1984
Apple launched the Macintosh, the first personal computer to be sold without a programming language at all.  
 
   
   
1985
  John Sculley and the board of directors removed Steve Jobs from his managerial duties. Jobs resigned and founded NeXT inc. the same year.
1991
Apple introduced the PowerBook, with a design that set the current shape for almost all modern laptops.  
 
   
   
1996
  New CEO Gil Amelio chooses to purchase NeXT and its NeXTSTEP operating system and bring Steve Jobs back to Apple.
1997
Steve Jobs becomes the interim CEO and begins to restructure the companies product line. With the help of Jonathan Ive, the pair work collaboratively to rebuild Apple’s status.  
   
   
1998
  August 15th
  Apple introduces a new all-in-one computer reminiscent of the Macintosh 128K. The iMac sells almost 800,000 units in its first five months.
 
2001
May 19th  
The first Apple retail store opens in Tysons Corner Center, Virginia.  
 
   
   
2001
  October 23rd
  Apple debuted the iPod portable digital audio player. The iPod sells 100 million units within six months.
 
2003

Apple launches the iTunes store, offering music downloads for $0.99 a song and integration with the iPod. The iTunes store quickly became the market leader in online music services, with over 5 billion downloads by June 19, 2008.

 
   
   
2007
  January 9th
  Apple announces the iPhone. The following day Apple stock hits an all-time high of $97.80
 
2008
July  
Apple launches the App Store to sell third-party applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch.  
   
   
2011
  October 5
  Apple announced that Steve Jobs had died, marking the end of an era for Apple.
 
     

 

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Date research was conducted: June 19, 2016

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