40 Years Ago Today, A Computer Company Called “Apple” Was Incorporated

It was April 1, 1976, when Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and a partner or two (see point one below) incorporated Apple Computers. What began as a company that manufactured gear for hobbyists has since become one of the biggest and most influential corporate entities in the world.

Jobs, of course, once said that “music is in [Apple’s] DNA.” Music creation using the Mac, the huge social impact of the iPod and the world-changing effects of the iTunes Music Store underscore that. Here are some highlights from Apple’s 40-year history.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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