The company’s journey to the top of the tech industry has been difficult, having seen Jobs (pictured right in 1976) leave the company in the mid-1980s after his favorite project, the first Macintosh computer, had fought and tried to oust him. chief executive officer John Sculley. Wozniak is pictured on the left
1976: Founders Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne created the company on April 1, 1976 as they began selling computer kits to hobbyists, each of which was built by Wozniak.
The first product was the Apple I.
1977: Apple released the Apple II in June, which was the first PC made for the mass market.
1981: Jobs became president.
1984: The Macintosh was introduced during a commercial break for the Super Bowl and later officially unveiled at a launch event. It was stopped a year later and the work left the company.
1987: Apple has released the Macintosh II, the first color Mac.
1997: Apple announces it will acquire NeXT software in a $ 400 million deal that includes Jobs’ return to Apple as interim CEO. He officially took over the role in 2000.
2001: Apple introduced iTunes, OS X and the first generation iPod.
The first iPod MP3 music player was released on October 23, 2001, during an event in Cupertino and was capable of holding up to 1,000 songs.
Steve Jobs introduces Apple Computer Corporation’s new Macintosh on February 6, 1984 in California.
The then CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, with the iPhone
2007: Apple introduces the iPhone.
2010: The first iPad was presented.
2011: Jobs resigned in 2011 due to illness, handing the title of CEO to Tim Cook. Job died in October of pancreatic cancer.
2014: Apple unveiled the Apple Watch. It also unveiled its first larger iPhones: the 6 and 6 Plus.
2015: After buying Beats from Dr Dre, Apple launched Apple Music to compete with Spotify and other music streaming services.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks at an Apple event at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.
2016: Apple has returned to its roots and announced the 4-inch iPhone SE. Meanwhile, the company is embroiled in a legal battle with the FBI, involving the agency asking for access to the blocked phone used by Syed Farook, who died in a shooting after carrying out a deadly attack in December in San Bernardino. , California, with his wife. The court order was withdrawn on March 28 after the FBI said a third party was able to unlock the device.
2017: Apple introduces the iPhone X, which removes the Home button to make way for a futuristic edge-to-edge screen design and a new FaceID system that uses advanced sensors and lasers to unlock phones with only the owner’s face.
2018: In a first for the company, Apple introduces new features in its latest operating system, iOS 12, that encourage users to manage and spend less time on their devices. The move was triggered by a strong letter from shareholders urging the company to address the growing problem of smartphone addiction among children and teens.
2019: In January, Apple records its first decline in revenue and profits in a decade. CEO Tim Cook partly blamed the sharp decline in revenue from China.
2020: In March, Apple closes all its brick and mortar retail stores outside of China in response to the coronavirus.