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.
- This guy was a partner in the company back in ’76 with a 10& stake but sold out early. Too early. WAAAAAAYYYYYYY too earlier. That 10% would be worth, what, $50 billion today?
- USA Today has a look at 40 years of Apple’s growth.
- Another overview: The history of Apple in one minute.
- Forty years of Apple artifacts.