Apple, the early years.

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  • The beginning

    The beginning
    Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976, to develop and sell personal computers.[5] It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. on January 3, 1977
  • The First Computer

    The First Computer
    The Apple I went on sale in July 1976 and was market-priced at $666.66 ($2,763 in 2015 dollars, adjusted for inflation)
  • OOPS

    Apple was incorporated January 3, 1977,[22] without Wayne, who sold his share of the company back to Jobs and Wozniak for $800.
  • Tremendous Growth

    Tremendous Growth
    During the first five years of operations revenues grew exponentially, doubling about every four months. Between September 1977 and September 1980 yearly sales grew from $775,000 to $118m, an average annual growth rate of 533%.[25]
  • IPO

    Apple went public at $22 per share, generating more capital than any IPO since Ford Motor Company in 1956 and instantly creating more millionaires (about 300) than any company in history.
  • The First PC

    The First PC
    In 1984, Apple launched the Macintosh, the first personal computer to be sold without a programming language at all. Its debut was signified by "1984", a $1.5 million television commercial directed by Ridley Scott that aired during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984. The commercial is now hailed as a watershed event for Apple's success and a "masterpiece".
  • Attempted Coup

    Jobs attempts to oust CEO Scully who finds out and calls a meeting of the board. The board removes Jobs from his position and he resigns
  • A First

    This is the first Christmas season that Apple has a decrease in sales from the year before. Competition has entered the picture with similar products at a cheaper price. The stock price goes down by 20%
  • Reshaping the Future

    Reshaping the Future
    In 1991 Apple introduced the PowerBook, replacing the "luggable" Macintosh Portable with a design that set the current shape for almost all modern laptops