History of Apple

You’ll learn everything about Apple and its history from the very beginning to our days. Enjoy your reading!

History of iMac

Apple designed its first iMac as the first Macintosh computer as a machine without a floppy disk drive, but with a USB port. With USB port being a cross-platform, users could connect to hardware compatible with both x86 Pcs and Macs. USB has allowed Macintosh users to select from a large selection of devices marketed for the Wintel PC platform, such as hubs, scanners, storage devices, USB flash drives, or mice. Later Apple gradually remove older peripheral interfaces and floppy drives from the rest of its product line. (more…)

History of Apple (2017)

In 2017, with more than 100,000 employees working for the company, Apple still leads the world in innovation and provides seamless experiences across its devices and empowers users with its breaktrough services including Apple Music, iCloud, App Store, Apple Pay and more. (more…)

Some of Apple’s Clones

While the first Apple II clones were generally exact copies of their Apple counterparts that competed mainly on price, many Apple’s clones had extra capabilities too. For example, a Franklin model, the Ace 1000, sported a numeric keypad and lower-case long before these features were added to the Apple II line. Finally, most of the clone manufacturers chose to stop production on their own once the IBM PC became popular since it was possible to make legitimate clones of the PC which would not violate any of IBM’s patents or copyrights. (more…)

Apple Advertisement

Apple started its advertising company as early as 1976, when Steven Wozniak contacted Mike Markkula. Mike Markkula was a retired Intel Marketing Manager, and Steven Wozniak asked him to provide the funds for the very first Apple Computer publicity. From 1977 to 1981, Apple used the “Regis McKenna” agency for its advertisements and marketing. Regis McKenna’s advertising operations division appeared later (in 1981) acquired by “Chiat/Day” advertising agency. “Chiat/Day”, which itself merged later in 1995 with TBWA Worldwide company, a part of the global marketing group Omnicom. Back in 1981, “Chiat/Day” acquired Regis McKenna’s advertising operations. (more…)

Apple IIgs

The Apple IIgs (also known as Apple //gs) was the last member of the Apple II (//) line of computers. This model was also the most powerful machine in this line. This computer was built around a Western Design Center 65C816 processor running at either 2.8 or 1 Mhz; and included expanded graphics and sound functions. (more…)

Apple IIc and Apple IIc+

Apple IIc (also known as Apple //c), the first compact and portable model in the Apple lineup, was itroduced in April of 1984. The Apple //c+ was introduced in 1988, with a 4 MHz 65C02, RAM expandable to over 1 MB, a larger ROM, and an optional internal 800 kB 3.5-inch drive. (more…)

Apple IIe

The Apple IIe (also known as Apple ][e or as Apple //e) was one of the most successful Apple computers ever. This model was based on the 6502 processor, which could run at 1.02 MHz and came with 64K of RAM and 16 or 32K ROM. The Apple IIe worked on BASIC, an assembly language interface, as well as on several other hard-coded options. The company used the name Apple //e from 1984, coinciding with the release of the Apple //c model. (more…)

Apple II Plus

Apple II Plus (known also as Apple ][ +) is a computer from the Pre-Macintosh family of Apple Computers. This model was an updated version of the Apple II and came with 48K RAM, as well as a new auto-start ROM for easier start-up and screen editing. Altogether, except for improved graphics, disk-booting support in the ROM, and the removal of the 2k 6502 assembler/disassembler to make room for the floating point BASIC, the Apple II+ was otherwise identical to the original Apple II model. (more…)

Postage Stamps and Computers

Postage stamps and computers: Stamps collecting is a popular hobby, and that’s why stamps are often produced as collectibles. Usually a small paper rectangle that is attached to an envelope, the postage stamp signifies that the person sending the letter or package has prepaid for delivery. So using postage stamps is the most popular alternative to using a prepaid-postage envelope. In fact, stamps have been issued in many shapes besides the usual square or rectangle, including triangular, circular, pentagonal or even in the shape of fruit. Today, many countries issue stamps which reflect the new technology era with computers, IT personalities or computer related events honored on these stamps. Here comes the complete history of the stamps dedicated to this amazing world of electronic items : (more…)

History of Apple (2015)

The year 2015 was great for Apple. The 12-inch MacBook, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, Apple Pay, Apple Music, Beats 1, Apple Watch, gave the world plenty to talk about. And App Store rings in 2015 with new records. In this text we look at the complete list of what Apple did back in 2015. (more…)

History of Apple (2014)

Here, we look back at the highs and lows of Apple’s 2014. Apple launched two new iPhones, revealed the Apple Watch, and revamped both its operating systems. Find out what happened to Apple in 2014, when the company celebrated 30 years of the Mac. (more…)

History of Apple (2013)

2013 was a great year for Apple Inc., as the company launched fabulous new products and achieved record breaking sales. Tim Cook settle into his role helming the electronic giant, Jony Ive’s influence also grew. Here’s our look back on Apple in the year 2013: (more…)

History of Apple (2012)

By 2012, Apple had a huge line-up of high-end personal computers, iPods, iPhones and iPads. The electronic giant has also developed a thriving business through the iTunes Store, selling music, video, and applications for both iOS and MacOS. Apple’s attitude of “Thinking Differently” proved great vision and not always doing the same things as the competition. In 2012, Apple was bold and occasionally put a few noses out of joint, but that’s the price paid for thinking outside the box. (more…)

History of Apple (2011)

In 2011, Apple Inc. became the most valuable company in the world. The same year the company lost Steve Jobs, its founder, visionary, and leader. Anyway, 2011 was all about Apple in the world. Indeed, January marked the first time the company surpassed a $300 billion market cap. Also in January, the Mac App Store opened for business, phase three of Apple’s plan to kill off the optical disc. Apple’s First Quarter earnings were the best ever for the company, with $26.7 Billion in revenue, $6 Billion in profit on 7.33 Million iPads and 16.24 Million iPhones sold. In the second quarter Apple earnings were a blow-out again with $24.67 billion in revenue on 18.65 million iPhones, 4.69 million iPads, and 3.76 million Macs sold. Apple’s quarter was so good that they actually surpassed Microsoft in terms of profitability, something which hadn’t happened in a couple decades. Apple destroyed earnings estimates once again in quarter three with record revenues, profits, iPhone (over 20 million), and iPad sales. As a result, Apple shot past $400 a share on the stock market. By late July, Apple had more cash (and cash equivalents) on its books than the U.S. government. (more…)

History of Apple (2010)

In April 2010, Apple Inc. launches its eagerly anticipated iPad, a multimedia computer tablet, which was the third major innovation that Apple had released over the last decade. It was another revolutionary product that could emulate the smashing success of the iPod and the iPhone Expectations ran high, and The Economist displayed the release of the iPad on its magazine cover with Jobs illustrate a biblical figure, noting that, “The enthusiasm of the Apple faithful may be overdone, but Mr. Jobs’s record suggests that when he blesses a market, it takes off.” (more…)

History of Apple (2009)

In 2009, iPhone, iPod and Mac had their moments. Indeed, every desktop and laptop in Apple’s product line underwent an update. The Mac mini saw its first update in a year-and-a-half in March, and in October, Apple updated the Mac mini again, this time adding faster processors and doubling memory capacity. Laptops remained a crucial part of Apple’s success, with the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air offerings all seeing changes. And for the 2009 fiscal year, Apple’s revenue rose 12 percent while its income increased 18 percent over 2008. Apple’s most significant hardware release in 2009 may have been one of its last—the iMac overhaul that included the 27-inch, Core i5-equipped model. Powered by a quad-core processor running at 2.66GHz, this all-in-one desktop tops the performance of a Mac Pro. (more…)

Apple Magazine Covers

Apple revolutionized technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. And today the company is one of the leading players on the world market with its innovative iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV and other products. Apple’s software platforms, that’s iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS, provide wide experiences across all Apple devices and empower millions of people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making these products. Here come a few examples of well-known magazines which added the company on their first pages: (more…)

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