A Brief History of  Apple

From Garage Beginnings to Global Dominance

A Brief History of  Apple Data

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1976 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak co-found Apple 🍎
1976 Apple I introduced as the first product 💻
1979 Introduction of Apple II Plus 🖥️
April 1, 1976 Apple Computer Company founded 🏢
July 1976 Apple I debuted at Homebrew Computer Club 🌟
January 3, 1977 Apple Computer, Inc. incorporated 📄
April 16, 1977 Apple II launched at West Coast Computer Faire 🚀
1978 Disk II introduced 💾
December 12, 1980 Apple goes public creating 300 millionaires 📈
1984 Macintosh introduced with GUI 🖱️
December 1979 Jobs visits Xerox PARC inspiring GUI development 👀
1982 Jobs pushed off Lisa project 😠
1985 Jobs and Wozniak leave Apple 🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️
1985 Macintosh 512K and LaserWriter introduced 🖨️
1990 Macintosh Classic, LC, and IIsi introduced 🌟
1991 PowerBook and System 7 introduced 💻
1992 PenLite, Apple's first tablet prototype, created 📱
1993 Apple IIe discontinued 🛑
1996 Apple acquires NeXT, bringing Jobs back 🔙
February 9, 1997 NeXT acquisition finalized
July 9, 1997 Jobs becomes interim CEO 👔
May 6, 1998 iMac introduced 💡
July 21, 1999 iBook introduced 📘
2001 Mac OS X, Apple Stores, and iPod introduced 🔄
January 10, 2006 MacBook Pro and iMac with Intel processors launched 🚀
January 9, 2007 Apple Inc. announced and iPhone introduced 📱
January 27, 2010 iPad unveiled 📲
October 5, 2011 Steve Jobs dies 🕊️
2012 iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 released 📱
September 21, 2012 iPhone 5 becomes Apple's biggest launch 🌟
June 22, 2020 Apple announces transition to in-house processors 🔄
November 2023 Apple settles U.S. Department of Justice hiring discrimination case ⚖️
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