Apple

Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope
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Founded by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, Apple was incorporated on January 4, 1977. Today, Apple is a leading manufacturer of a line of personal computers, peripherals, and computer software under the Apple Macintosh (Mac) brand name. Apple's line of smartphones, the iPhone, are the third most popular smartphone brand in the world. Apple also develops wearable devices, like the Apple Watch.

Contact information

Phone: (800) 275-2273
iPhone support: (800) 694-7466
Apple store: (800) 692-7753
Fax: (800) 510-2834
Website: Apple official website
E-mail: Apple contact page
Address: Apple Computer, Inc.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
Stock: AAPL

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Company news

December 11, 2017 - Apple announced that would be acquiring Shazam.

June 2, 2014 - Apple introduced the Swift programming language.

October 23, 2012 - Apple introduced the iPad mini.

August 24, 2011 - Steve Jobs resigned as Apple's CEO.

August 28, 2009 - Apple removed support for AppleTalk with its introduction of macOS X v10.6, which was also the first version of macOS that no longer supports PowerPC processors.

June 29, 2007 - Apple released the iPhone.

January 1, 2007 - Apple dropped the word "computer" from its name.

April 5, 2006 - Apple announced Boot Camp, which allows users to run Windows XP on their computers.

June 6, 2005 - Apple announced that it plans on switching the use of Intel processors in its computers.

April 28, 2003 - Apple opened the iTunes store.

July 21, 2002 - Apple released QuickTime 6.

June 23, 2002 - Apple acquired Prismo Graphics.

June 16, 2002 - Apple acquired Silicon Grail.

February 10, 2002 - Apple Computer said that it would no longer sell its computers at Circuit City.

July 09, 2001 - Apple acquired the DVD software maker Spruce Technologies.

July 06, 2001 - Apple recalled 570,000 notebook power adapters shipped with the PowerBook G3 notebooks shipped between May 1998 until March 2000.

July 03, 2001 - Apple announced that it would abandon the G4 Cube.

May 07, 2001 - Apple announced plans to open its first retail store.

April 26, 2001 - Focal Point Systems, Inc. was acquired by Apple. The company made an editing tool for independent filmmakers called FilmLogic. Dependent on QuickTime, FilmLogic enables filmmakers who are working with 35mm or 16mm film to electronically edit their work on a Macintosh while finishing on film.

March 26, 2001 - Amidst slow sales and a shift in its retail strategy, Apple Computer decided to stop selling its computers at Sears.

March 14, 2001 - Apple Computer announced that it would buy software developer PowerSchool for $62 million.

March 08, 2001 - macOS X went gold and began preparations to be sold.

February 22, 2001 - Steve Jobs unveiled the new line of iMac.

August 1998 - Apple unveiled the iMac.

1996 - Apple bought NeXT Software Inc. for $400 million and acquired Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder, as a consultant.

December 2, 1991 - Apple released QuickTime.

February 19, 1987 - The domain apple.com came online.

April 8, 1983 - John Scully became CEO of Apple.

June 1978 - Apple introduced Apple DOS 3.1, the first operating system for the Apple computers.

June 10, 1977 - Apple released the Apple II series of computers.

January 3, 1977 - Apple Computer was incorporated.

1976 - Apple Computer was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

1976 - The original Apple Computer company logo of Sir Isaac Newton sitting under an apple tree was replaced by the well-known rainbow-colored apple with a bite out of it.

1976 - Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak demonstrated the first Apple computer at the Home Brew Computer Club.

1976 - Steve Wozniak created Apple Computer's first product, the Apple I.