Apple is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. The company’s hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple smartwatch, and the Apple TV digital media player.
Apple’s consumer software includes the mac OS and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites. Its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store and Mac App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud.
Steve Jobs (left), Steve Wozniak (center) and Ronald Wayne (right).
Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976 to develop and sell personal computers. It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. in January 1977, and was renamed as Apple Inc. in January 2007 to reflect its shifted focus toward consumer electronics.
Headquarters in Cupertino, California.
Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak.
Under Jobs’ guidance, the company pioneered a series of revolutionary technologies,
including the iPhone and iPad.
Steve Wozniak is an American computer scientist best known as one of the founders of Apple
and the inventor of the Apple II computer.
Ronald Gerald Wayne worked with Steve Jobs at Atari before he, Jobs, and Wozniak founded Apple Computer on April 1, 1976.
Apple’s first product, The Apple I, was sold as an assembled circuit board and lacked basic features such as a keyboard, monitor, and case.
The owner of this unit added a keyboard and a wooden case.
The Apple II, introduced in 1977, was a major technological
advancement over its predecessor.