Apple

By ARICHE2
  • Steve Gets Job at Hp

    13-year-old Steve Jobs calls up Bill Hewlett and gets a summer job at the HP factory
  • Steve J Meets Steve W

    Steve Jobs meets Steve Wozniak, 5 years older, through a mutual friend. Woz and Steve share a love of electronics, Bob Dylan, and pranks
  • Steve's Build Blue Boxes

    Steve and Woz build and illegally sell 'blue boxes' that allow to make phone calls for free
  • Early Apple I board shown

    Woz and Steve show the early Apple I board at the Homebrew Computer Club
  • Apple Computer Inc. is incorporated by Steve, Steve, and Ron

    Apple Computer Inc. is incorporated by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne
  • Start Assembling Apple Computers

    Start Assembling Apple Computers
    Steve and Woz start assembling Apple I computers in the Jobses' garage, and sell them to computer hobbyists, including 50 for the Byte Shop
  • Finished Apple I shown at Festival

    Finished Apple I shown at Festival
    Steve Jobs and Woz show off the Apple I at the Personal Computing Festival in Atlantic City, with help from Dan Kottke
  • New Workers

    Former Intel executive turned business angel Mike Markkula invests in Apple and hires former colleague Mike Scott as CEO. Woz is forced to leave HP to join Apple full time
  • Apple makes huge sensations at West Coast Faire

    Apple makes a huge sensation at the West Coast Computer Faire with a prototype Apple II
  • Apple sells Apple 2

    Apple sells Apple 2
    The Apple II becomes the first mass-market personal computer, with impressive sales around the US. Apple becomes a symbol of the personal computing revolution
  • Apple 2 sales skyrocket

    Sales of Apple II skyrocket after pioneer spreadsheet software Visicalc is introduced
  • Apple launches Apple 3

    Apple launches the Apple III, which will prove a disastrous flop
  • Apple Goes Public

    Apple Goes Public
    Apple goes public, increasing Steve Jobs' net worth from dozens of millions of dollars to over $200 million
  • Black Wednesday

    Black Wednesday: 50 Apple employees laid off by CEO Mike Scott without notice. The board asks him to leave shortly afterwards. Mike Markkula becomes interim CEO
  • Apple Threat

    IBM launches the IBM PC, the biggest threat to Apple's future yet
  • Steve gets on Time Magazine

    Steve gets on Time Magazine
    A portrait of Steve Jobs ends up on the cover of Time Magazine, under the title 'Striking it Rich'. Steve trusts Time correspondent Michael Moritz to follow him on the Mac team for months, hoping to become Man of the Year
  • Apple doesn't make computer of the year

    Time instead makes The Computer 'machine of the year' and publishes a hatchet job on Steve Jobs, who becomes furious and suspicious of journalists for the rest of his life
  • Steve gets introduced to Pixar

    Alan Kay first introduces the Pixar team to Steve Jobs
  • Steve leaves Apple

    Steve leaves Apple
    Steve Jobs resigns from Apple and starts NeXT with five other refugees from Apple. Apple announces it will sue NeXT. He and the 5 others found NeXT.
  • Steve aquires the computer graphics division

    Steve aquires the computer graphics division of Pixar
  • Hobs buys computer division

    Jobs buys the computer division of George Lucas' ILM for $10 million and incorporates it as Pixar
  • Jobs introduces the NeXT Cube

    Jobs introduces the NeXT Cube
    Steve Jobs introduces the NeXT Cube in San Francisco to great critical acclaim, pitching it as a workstation for higher education
  • Jobs is "Entrepreneur of the Decade

    Jobs is "Entrepreneur of the Decade
    Steve Jobs is named 'Entrepreneur of the decade' by Inc. magazine
  • Steve credited as executive producer

    Steve is credited in Toy Story as executive produer
  • Steve focused on Pixar

    Steve starts focusing less on NeXT and more on Pixar before Toy Story is released. He becomes President & CEO of Pixar Animation Studios
  • Apple buys NeXT

    Apple buys NeXT
    Apple, which was desperately looking for a modern operating system to buy, later buys NeXT for $400 million. Steve Jobs is then named "informal adviser" to Apple CEO Gil Amelio
  • Gil Amelio fired

    Gil Amelio is fired by the Apple Board of directors after a terrible quarter. Steve Jobs is named interim CEO in his place and installs his NeXT executive team at the top of Apple's pyramid
  • New "Think different" slogan

    Apple starts its 'Think Different' campaign to restore its damaged brand image. The new slogan will quickly enter popular culture and represent and define the company for the next fcouple of years
  • Apple is profitable again

    Apple is profitable again
    At Macworld San Francisco, Steve Jobs announces that Apple is profitable again, thanks to sales of the new Power Macintosh computers
  • Steve introduce Power Mac G3

    Steve Jobs introduces the new Power Mac G3 and the color iMacs at Macworld in San Francisco
  • iMac DVs and iMovie released

    Introduction of the iMac DVs and iMovie, the first of Apple's first Digital Hub app
  • Steve officially becomes Apple's CEO

    At Macworld San Francisco, Steve Jobs drops the 'interim' in his title and officially becomes Apple’s CEO. He also announces Mac OS X's revolutionary Aqua interface to a excited and surprised audience
  • Apples first retail stores

    Apples first retail stores
    Apple opens its first Retail Stores in Tysons Corner, Virginia and Glendale, California
  • iPod Unveiled

    iPod Unveiled
    After an 8-month crash development program, Steve Jobs unveils iPod at a teeny media event on the company's campus. He has no idea how it will tranform Apple in the future
  • FIrst Windows-Compatible iPod unveiled

    Steve Jobs introduces the first Windows-compatible iPods at Macworld NY
  • iPod 3

    The 3rd generation iPod released
  • iTunes comes out

    iTunes comes out
    Apple opens the online iTunes Music Store in the US, after negotiating landmark deals with all major music labels
  • Power Mac G5 comes out

    Steve Jobs comes out with the Power Mac G5, the world’s fastest computer, at WWDC
  • iPod Mini released

    Steve unveils the iPod mini and the iLife suite at Macworld. The iPod mini will soon become the world's best-selling MP3 player and establish Apple as a consumer electronics company
  • Plenty Unveiled

    Plenty Unveiled
    At Macworld San Francisco, Steve Jobs introduces Apple's productivity suite iWork, the new Mac mini, and the iPod shuffle, the cheapest iPod ever at $49
  • Motorola ROCKR and iPod Nano introduced

    Steve introduces the Motorola ROCKR, an iTunes-compatible cell phone, and the iPod nano is introduced
  • iPod Video and Movie Store

    Steve Jobs invites Disney’s new CEO Bob Iger on stage at an Apple Music Event where he also introduces the new iPod videos and the iTunes movie store
  • Macs unveiled

    Steve Jobs unveils the first two Intel Macs at Macworld, the iMac and the new MacBook Pro
  • First living room product

    Apple releases its first living-room product, the iPod hi-fi, discontinued a year and a half later
  • Second campus

    Steve Jobs announces Apple’s intention to erect a second campus in Cupertino
  • Mac vs. PC

    Apple starts its famous 'Mac vs PC' campaign, a series of TV commercials featuring Justin Long as Mac and John Hodgman as PC. The campaign will last for three years and mark popular culture
  • New intel

    Apple completes the transition of its entire product line to the Intel platform with the new Mac Pro
  • iPhone introduced

    iPhone introduced
    At Macworld 2007, Steve Jobs introduces iPhone and its revolutionary touch-screen interface. He also introduces Apple TV and announces the company's name change from Apple Computer Inc. to Apple Inc. to better represtent their company
  • iPhone is released

    iPhone is released in the US, the same day as Pixar’s 8th feature film, Ratatouille
  • Steve Goes into Hall of Fame

    Steve Jobs is inducted in the California Hall of Fame by Gov. Schwartzenegger
  • MacBook Air

    MacBook Air
    At Macworld 2008, Steve Jobs introduces MacBook Air, with the tagline 'the world's thinnest notebook'. Three years later, it will come to redefine all of Apple's notebook product line
  • "There's an app for that"

    Apple starts its popular 'There's an app for that' campaign to illustrate the growing popularity of the App Store and the thousands of iPhone apps it offers
  • Steve doesn't speak at Macworld 2009

    Steve Jobs announces he will not speak at Macworld 2009 because of his health, and takes a six-month medical leave of absence
  • Steve recieves a liver transplant

    Steve receives a liver transplant at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He was weeks away from dying when he got the surgery
  • Eric leaves Apple

    Google CEO Eric Schmidt leaves Apple's board because of conflicting interests due to Android
  • New iPods

    New iPods
    Back at Apple, Steve Jobs makes the first public appearance after his transplant to introduce new iPods at the 'It's Only Rock'N'Roll' event
  • iPad unveiled

    iPad unveiled
    After months of wild rumors, Steve Jobs unveils iPad, 'the biggest thing Apple's ever done'. The tablet runs the same operating system as iPhone
  • Antennagate

    Antennagate
    One month after the release of the new iPhone 4, Steve Jobs holds a press conference to address the smartphone's supposed reception issues, the so-called 'Antennagate
  • Jobs medical leave

    Jobs surprises the world by announcing his new medical leave of absence, without any end date
  • iPad 2

    Despite his medical leave, Steve Jobs takes the stage to unveil the new iPad 2
  • iCloud introduced

    iCloud introduced
    At his last keynote at WWDC 2011, a freil Steve Jobs unveils Apple's cloud offering, iCloud, for the next decade of Apple products
  • Last Public Appearence

    Steve Jobs appears at the Cupertino City Council to unveil Apple's plans for its new 'Spaceship' campus. This is his last public appearance
  • Steve resigns as CEO

    Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple, with the words 'I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.' Tim Cook becomes Apple CEO
  • Steve dies

    Steve Jobs dies at home
  • iPad Mini

    Apple introduces its iPad Mini to compete with Nook and Kindle.