Success Story of Apple

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INFOCLUTCH | JULY 24, 2018


Apple has an exclusive number of 499 retail stores across 22 countries worldwide. Apple Inc. has released some of the most powerful products like iPhone, iMac, MacBook, Apple Watch, iPod, iPod Nano, an application like iOS App Store and many more. Check out the Apple's success story as a company through this interactive timeline infographic.

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About Apple As A Company:

Apple Inc., earlier known as Apple Company was found by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak the two college dropouts along with Ronald Wayne an investor and a stakeholder.

About the founders

An American entrepreneur and a Business Tycoon was a chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Apple Inc. He is also a founder of NEXT, a computer software company and also served as a CEO of Pixar Animation Studios until May 2006.

Steve Jobs:

An American entrepreneur and a Business Tycoon was a chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Apple Inc. He is also a founder of NEXT, a computer software company and also served as a CEO of Pixar Animation Studios until May 2006.

Steve Wozniak:

An American Inventor, a programmer, philanthropist, electronics engineer, and technology entrepreneur is one among the three founding members of Apple. He met Steve Jobs during his college years while he was in high school. He is known to be the sole designer who hand-built Apple 1.

Ronald Wayne:

The lesser known co-founder joined the new venture providing administrative oversight for the company. He met Steve Jobs while they worked together at video game pioneer called Atari. Wayne was primarily entitled to a 10% stake, however he decided to back out by selling his shares to Wozniak for $800, while his name was taken off from the contract.

1st April, 1976:

Apple Company, an American multinational technology giant was found. It is well known for its prominent hardware and software designs, which develops and sells consumer electronics, and online services. The company is best known for its series of personal computers, iPhone and its innovative marketing strategies.

11th April, 1976:

Apple Computer I was launched and sold these computers as kits.

Apple - Timeline

1977: Apple became incorporated in January and publicly released Apple II, which was also invented by Steve Wozniak in June 1977.

1980: Apple launches Apple III but unfortunately fails to succeed in the market, however goes public the same year.

1982: Apple’s annual revenue climbs up to $1 Billion.

1993: John Sculley becomes the CEO of Apple Inc.

1984: Apple introduces its 1st Macintosh which came with 124k of memory.

1985: Steve Jobs exits Apple and goes on to build his new Computer Company called NeXt.

1987: Wozniak resigns from his role at Apple, but technically remains as an employee.

1987: The same year, Apple releases Macintosh II, which was the first color Mac.

1991: Apple partners with IBM to create PowerPC-based computers.

1993: John Scully steps down as a CEO of Apple and was replaced by Michael Spindler.

1994: Apple releases its first PowerPC-based desktop computers and notebooks.

1996: Gil Amelio becomes the CEO of Apple replacing Michael Spindler.

1997: Steve returns to Apple and the company eventually purchases NeXt Computers at $429 million. Jobs then becomes the interim CEO replacing Amelio. The very same year Apple partners with Microsoft in a $150 million deal.

1998: iMac, a family of all-in-one Macintosh desktop computers was introduced and becomes a big hit.

2000: Jobs officially became the CEO of Apple.

2001: Apple launches iTunes, a revolutionary music application during its time and also launches iPod which sets music world on fire and becomes an instant hit selling hundreds of millions of units.

2005: Apple continues to roll out new products like iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, and the iPod with video.

2006: Apple releases MacBook Pro with Intel architecture.

Success with Mobile devices – iPhone

2007: Steve Jobs announces the release of 1st iPhone, and the company launches Apple TV the same year.

2008: Apple introduces MacBook Air, the world’s thinnest Notebook ever and also launches iPhone 3G.

2009: Apple releases iPhone 3GS with minor upgrades that came with video recording capabilities.

2010: Apple launches iPhone 4.

2011: Apple sees both best and the worst of times this year in its history. The company becomes the world’s most valuable publicly traded company with its market cap exceeding $337 Billion.

Steve Jobs resigns as a CEO and of Apple, and decides to appoint the previous COO Tim Cook as the new CEO. Jobs passes away on October 5, 2011, one day after Apple introduced the iPhone 4S and Siri. Apple celebrates Jobs life at its Cupertino campus two weeks later as the public greatly mourns his loss.

2012: Apple releases iPhone 5.

2013: Apple launches iPhone 5C with new iOS introducing Control Centre for more convenient access to iPhone's settings. iPhone 5S was also launched the same year, the flagship model with a revamped design and a little feature called Touch ID.

2014: Apple announces the release of iPhone 6 and Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Watch.

2015: Apple launches iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.

2016: Apple launches iPhone SE, iPhone 7 Plus and releases the smaller iPad Pro.

2017: Apple launches iPhone 8 Plus in September followed by iPhone X in November 2017.

2018: Apple is set to launch its new Operating system (iOS 12) and the follow up of iPhone X.

Apple has an exclusive number of 499 retail stores across 22 countries worldwide. Apple Inc. has released some of the most powerful products like iPhone, iMac, MacBook, Apple Watch, iPod, iPod Nano, an application like iOS App Store and many more. The brand has won several awards for its design, innovation, and technology in apps across iPhone, iMac, iPad, etc