The original Apple I computer was invented by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs and was first released on April 1, 1976. The Apple I was the very first computer to be built with a single circuit board and was sold for $666.66.
Although Apple is one of the most famous names in computers, it wasn't always that way. In fact, Wozniak and Jobs only sold around 200 of the original Apple I model during their first year in business. The two of them had to assemble each one by hand.
The next year, the two founders released the improved Apple II, which went on to revolutionize the computer market and paved the way for Apple to grow into one of the largest and most successful computer companies in the world.
Both Wozniak and Jobs were computer hobbyists who suddenly released that the rise in personal computers meant that the price of computer parts was low enough for them to buy the parts separately and build their own computers. This is exactly what they then set out to do, with the result being the original Apple I. The Apple I eventually made Steve Jobs and Apple Computers into a household name despite its initial limited success.Learn More
Steve Jobs was the co-founder of Apple Computers alongside Steve Wozniak. During his two tenures as the company's CEO, Jobs helped introduce a range of innovative products, such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod. He passed away in 2011 in Palo Alto due to pancreatic cancer. Aside from Apple, Steve Jobs also played a role in the development of companies such as Pixar and NeXT Inc.Full Answer >
The name Apple was influenced by a diet followed by Steve Jobs. When he came up with the name, Jobs was following a fruitarian diet, which is when someone only eats foods that are fruits, seeds or nuts. He had just returned from an apple farm when he decided "Apple Computer" would be a good name for the company.Full Answer >
The iPod was developed between 2000 and 2001 by a team at Apple that included Jon Rubinstein, Jonathan Ive, Tony Fadell, Michael Dhuey and Tim Wasko and was headed by Steve Jobs. Of the six members, three were engineers and two were designers, while Steve Jobs oversaw the project as a whole in his capacity as Apple CEO.Full Answer >
The invention of the first tablet PC, or personal computer, is credited to three men: Alan Kay, Steve Jobs and Bill Moggridge. Computer specialist Kay created the concept for the tablet PC in the early 1960s, which he called the Dynabook, but need technical expertise to build the product. Technical enthusiast Jobs analyzed Kay’s product in the 1970s, and lent a hand in determining the components needed to build the machine.Full Answer >