microsoft-apple timeline

  • FOUNDATION

    Apple Computer Company is founded by Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Ron Wayne.
  • APPLE I

    APPLE RELEASED APPLE I
  • AD CAMPAIGN

    Microsoft develops its first ad campaign, called "The Legend of Micro-Kid."
  • APPLE I AND HOME BREW COMPUTER

    Apple I introduced at the Home Brew Computer Club meeting
  • APPLE COMPUTER INC.

    Apple Computer, Inc. is officially created after the company is incorporated
  • APPLE II

    APPLE RELEASED THE APPLE II
  • APPLE II

    APPLE II
    Apple Computer introduces Apple II.
  • MICROSFT´S OFFICE IN JAPAN

    Microsoft establishes its first international sales office in Japan.
  • MICROSFT´S YEAR

    Microsoft's year end sales exceed $1 million dollars
  • Move of microsoft

    Move of microsoft
    Microsofts moves from Albuquerque, N ew Mexico to Bellevue, Mexico
  • MICROSFT 8080 BASIC

    MICROSFT 8080 BASIC
    Microsoft 8080 BASIC is the first microprocessor product to win the ICP Million Dollar Award
  • APPLE PRINTER

    APPLE RELEASED THE APPLE SILENT TYPE
  • APPLE SOFTWARE

    APPLE RELEASED APPLE WRITER 1.0
  • MICROSOFT BASIC 8086

    Microsoft announces Microsoft BASIC for the 8086 16-bit microprocessor
  • APPLE II PLUS

    APPLE RELEASED APPLE II PLUS
  • Job´s visit to PARC

    Jobs takes his first visit to PARC in exchange for allowing Xerox to invest $1 million in Apple.
  • MICROSOFT TO EUROPE

    Microsoft expands its service to the European market
  • APPLE DRIVE

    APPLE RELEASD BELL AND HOWELL DISK II
  • MIKE MARKKULA

    Mike Markkula becomes president of Apple.
  • Z-80

    Z-80
    Microsoft announces the Microsoft Z-80 SoftCard
  • APPLE III

    The Apple III is released at the National Computer Conference (NCC) for $4340 to $7800 depending on configuration.
  • PRINTER IIA

    APPLE RELEASED THE PRINTER IIA
  • APPLE GOES PUBLIC

    Apple goes public. Apple's share rises 32% that day, making 40 employees instant millionares.
  • COBOL-80

    COBOL-80
    Microsoft announces its third language product, Microsoft COBOL-80.
  • MS-DOS

    MS-DOS
    MS-DOS operating system is introduced on the IBM personal computer
  • microsoft 16-bit operating system

    IBM introduces its personal computer with Microsoft's 16-bit operating system, MS-DOS 1.0
  • APPLE DRIVER

    APPLE RELEASED THE APPLE PROFILE
  • NEW CORPORATE LOGO

    Microsoft announces a new corporate logo
  • LISA

    Lisa is declared ready for market.
  • MATRIX PRINTER

    APPLE RELEASED THE APPLE DOT MATRIX PRINTER
  • LISA

    The Lisa Project, a $2000 Apple III
  • APPLE IIe

    The Apple IIe is introduced for $1395, later aguably becoming the most successful and most popular Apple computer. It will be produced for 10 and a half more years
  • MICROSOFT MOUSE

    Microsoft introduces the Microsoft Mouse
  • MS-DOS EXTENSION

    Microsoft unveils Microsoft Windows, an extension of the MS-DOS operating system that provides a graphical operating environment.
  • LISA AND MACINTOSH

    The Lisa and Macintosh divisions are combined to form the Apple 32 SuperMicro Division
  • MSX-DOS

    Microsoft announces that MSX-DOS
  • APPLE III+

    The Apple III+ is introduced for $2995. It replaced the defective Apple III models.
  • LISA II

    APPLE RELEASED LISA II
  • SOFTWARE FOR APPLE

    Microsoft takes a leading role in developing software for the Apple Macintosh computer
  • MAC WRITE AND MMAC PAINT

    SSOFTWARES WERE RELEASED
  • APPLE MODEM 300 AND 1200

    RELEASEAD APPLE MODEMS
  • MACINTOSH 128K

    THE MACINTOSH 128K WAS RELEASE
  • Macintosh External Disk Drive (400K)

    The drive Macintosh External Disk Drive (400K)was released
  • NEW HARDWARE

    Microsoft announces the creation of a new Hardware and Peripherals Division under the direction of William Roland.
  • APPLE III+

    The Apple III+ is finally discontinued
  • KEY DELER PROGRAM

    Microsoft announces a new Key Dealer Program designed to generate corporate sales in major U.S. markets.
  • APPLE LASEWRITER - PRINTER

    THE APPLE LASEWRITER WAS RELEASED
  • APPL LOCALTALK CONNECTOR - NETWORKING

    Apple LocalTalk Connector was released
  • APPLE PERSONAL MODEM

    APPLE PERSONAL MODEM WAS RELEASED
  • APPLE IMAGEWRITER II

    APPLE IMAGEWRITER WAS RELEASED
  • MAINSTOSH XL

    Macintosh XL discontinued.
  • apple unidisk 5.25

    The Apple UniDisk 5.25 was released
  • Apple UniDisk 3.5 - driver

    Apple UniDisk 3.5 was released
  • Apple ColorMonitor IIe - Apple ColorMonitor IIc (drives)

    Apple ColorMonitor IIe and the Apple ColorMonitor IIc were released
  • MACINTOSH

    Apple sells 500,000 Macintosh models.
  • MACINTOSH 800K EXTERNAL DRIVE

    Macintosh 800K External Drive
  • Apple LaserWriter Plus

    Apple LaserWriter Plus ( PRINTER)
  • MICROSOFT TO REDMOND

    Microsoft moves to corporate campus in Redmond, Washington
  • microsoft stock got public

    Microsoft stock goes public at $21.00 per share.
  • Macintosh 512Ke

    Macintosh 512Ke ( COMPACT)
  • Apple IIGS

    Apple IIGS (APPLE II)
  • Apple IIc Memory Expansion

    Apple IIc Memory Expansion ( APPLE II)
  • Apple Hard Disk 20SC

    Apple Hard Disk 20SC (DRIVE)
  • Apple 3.5" Drive and Apple 5.25" Drive

    Apple 3.5" Drive and Apple 5.25" Drive
  • displays

    AppleColor RGB Monitor , Apple Monochrome Monitor and

    AppleColor Composite Monitor
  • APPLE IIGS

    The Apple IIGS is introduced for $999
  • Macintosh Plus (Platinum)

    Macintosh Plus (Platinum) compact
  • apple II

    Apple IIe Platinum
  • AppleShare Server 1.0

    AppleShare Server 1.0 - software
  • tenth birthday

    Apple celebrates its tenth birthday.
  • MACINTOSH PLUS - COMPACT

    MACINTOSH PLUS WAS RELEASED
  • LISA

    Apple renames the Lisa 2/10 the Macintosh XL, and discontinues all other Lisa configurations.
  • Macintosh SE

    Macintosh SE - compact
  • mac II

    Macintosh II
  • AppleColor Hi-Resolution RGB Monitor

    AppleColor Hi-Resolution RGB Monitor - displays
  • AppleFax Modem

    AppleFax Modem
  • windows version 2.0

    Microsoft Windows version 2.0 released
  • IIe extended

    The IIe extended is introduced
  • ImageWriter LQ

    ImageWriter LQ - printer
  • Apple PC 5.25" Drive and Apple Tape Backup 40SC

    Apple PC 5.25" Drive and Apple Tape Backup 40SC were released
  • Macintosh IIci

    Macintosh IIci
  • Apple LaserWriter family

    Apple LaserWriter family
  • Apple scaner

    AppleFax scaner
  • AppleCD SC

    AppleCD SC drive was released
  • APPLE IIc+

    The Apple IIc+, the last in the Apple II line, is introduced. GS/OS System 1, a Mac-like GUI for the IIGS, is introduced
  • Apple IIc Plus

    Apple IIc Plus
  • Macintosh IIx

    Macintosh IIx was made
  • Macintosh SE/30

    Macintosh SE/30-COMPACT
  • Macintosh IIcx

    Macintosh IIcx WAS MADE
  • DISPLAYS

    Apple Two Page Monochrome Monitor , Apple Macintosh Portrait Display and Apple Hi-Resolution Monochrome Display
  • Apple Modem 2400

    Apple Modem 2400
  • OFFICE VERSION

    Microsoft introduces earliest version of Office suite of productivity applications
  • Macintosh SE FDHD

    Macintosh SE FDHD- compact
  • Apple FDHD SuperDrive

    Apple FDHD SuperDrive - drive
  • NeXT

    The NeXTstep OS is introduced. It will eventually be bought by Apple and used in its next generation OS, Rhapsody.
  • Macintosh Portable

    Macintosh Portable
  • Apple IIGS (1 MB, ROM 3)

    Apple IIGS (1 MB, ROM 3)
  • Macintosh IIfx

    Macintosh IIfx
  • RUSSIAN MS-DOS 4.01

    Microsoft introduces Russian MS-DOS 4.01
  • WINDOWS 3.0

    Microsoft launches Windows 3.0
    •August 24, 1995 Microsoft launches Windows 95
  • windows 3.0

    Windows 3.0 released
  • Macintosh LC

    Macintosh LC
  • Macintosh Classic

    Macintosh Classic
  • Macintosh IIsi

    Macintosh IIsi
  • Macintosh Classic II

    Macintosh Classic II
  • windows version 2.03

    Microsoft releases the second version of Windows, version 2.03
  • macintosh portablle

    Macintosh Portable (backlit screen)
  • Apple IIe Card

    Apple IIe Card
  • apple-IBM Alliance

    The Apple/IBM alliance becomes official. Among the many agreements, Apple and IBM will create PowerPC-based machines and produce two companies, Taligent and Kaleida. The former a now-defunct company that worked on the now-defunct Pink, the latter a company that produces multimedia tools.
  • Quadra 700 and Quadra 900

    Quadra 700 and Quadra 900 were made
  • powerbooks

    PowerBook 100 , PowerBook 140 and PowerBook 170
  • NeXT

    Steve Jobs announces NeXTstep 3.0, NeXTstep 486, a version of NeXTstep that could run on an Intel 486 simultaneously with MS-DOS, and promises 33 MHz '40 processor versions of the NeXTcube and NeXTstation/Color at the NeXTWORLD Expo in San Fransisco. NeXT would eventually move its OS entirely to the Intel x86 platform
  • Macintosh LC II

    Macintosh LC II IS RELEASED
  • Quadra 950

    Quadra 950 IS RELEASED
  • POWERBOOK

    PowerBook 145 IS RELEASED
  • NeXTstep 3.0

    NeXTstep 3.0 is released.
  • MACII AND POWERBOOKS

    Macintosh IIvi Mac II
    Macintosh IIvx Mac II
    PowerBook 160
    PowerBook 180
    PowerBook Duo 210
    PowerBook Duo 230
  • compacts - centris- quadras

    There were realesd:
    Macintosh LC III / III+
    Macintosh Color Classic
    Centris 610 Centris
    Centris 650 Centris
    Quadra 800 Quadra
    PowerBook 165c
  • worgroup and Power CD

    Workgroup Server 80
    Workgroup Server 95
    PowerCD
    Apple Design Powered Speakers
  • POWERBOOKS

    PowerBook 145b
    PowerBook 180c
  • APPLE LICENSE

    Apple liscenses PowerPC ROMs to DayStar Digital, so they can begin creating PPC Upgrade cards. DayStar also later becomes one of the first Mac OS liscense holders, as well an authority in multiprocessing PowerPC-based Macs.
  • 66 MHz POWERPC

    Apple releases the 66 MHz PowerPC Upgrade Card, the first commercial PowerPC product
  • MACINTOSH

    Macintosh LC 550
    Macintosh LC 575
  • COPLAND PROJECT

    Apple announces the Copland Project (defunct Mac OS 8, superceded by Rhapsody).
  • FIRST POWERMACS

    Apple releases the first PowerMacs (6100/60, 7100/66, 8100/80) using the PowerPC 601
  • POWER MACINTOSH

    Power Macintosh 6100
    Power Macintosh 7100
    Power Macintosh 8100
  • WORKGROUP SERVER

    Workgroup Server 6150
    Workgroup Server 8150

    Workgroup Server 9150
  • POWER BOOKS

    PowerBook 520/c
    PowerBook 540/c
    PowerBook 550
    PowerBook Duo 280
    PowerBook Duo 280c
  • SYTEM 7.5

    Apple releases System 7.5, with a bunch of new features everybody already had as shareware.
  • MAC OS

    Apple licenses the Mac OS to Radius and Power Computing.
  • POWER MACINOTSH

    Power Macintosh 6200 / 6300
  • Macintosh LC 580

    Macintosh LC 580
  • POWER MACINTOSH

    Power Macintosh/Performa 5200
  • PCI MAC

    Apple releases the first PCI Mac, the $5000 PowerMac 9500/120 using the new Tsunami motherboard.
  • POWER MACINTOSH

    Power Macintosh 7200
    Power Macintosh 7500

    Power Macintosh 8500
  • INTERNET

    Internet by launching internet explorer a web browser.
  • APPLE LICENSE

    Apple liscenses the Mac OS to Motorola, allows authority to subliscense for the first time.
  • APPLE BIRTHDAY

    Apple celebrates its 20th birthday
  • APPLE LICENSE

    Apple liscenses Mac OS to IBM. PowerPC 603e and 604e reach 200 MHz.
  • COPLAND PROJECCT

    Apple kills Copland Project
  • SYSTEM 7.55

    System 7.55 is introduced.
  • NeXT

    Apple buys NeXT, Inc. for $430 million. Development of Windows NT for PowerPC stops.
  • ANNOUNCE

    Jobs announces a projected $47 million profit for the first quarter at Macworld Expo, finally bringing Apple back to profitability.
  • NEWTON/MATE LINE

    After a little over 5 years, the Newton/eMate line has been discontinued by Apple
  • APPLE STORES

    Apple "stores within stores" open in all of the 149 CompUSA locations across the country, answering the cry of many Mac users who loathe the patheticly small, incomplete, and out of stock Apple sections most retail computer stores provide.
  • IMAC AND POWERBOOK G3

    Apple announces the iMac and new PowerBook G3 models. Two of the most innovative machines
  • WINDOWS 98

    Microsoft launches Windows 98
  • IMAC

    iMac is finally released to an incredibly anxious comnsumer market. Sold in numbers like nothing I've ever seen
  • IMAC (SECOND BEST SELLING)

    iMac becomes the second best selling computer for the month of August, even though it was only on sale for two weeks
  • APPLE AND POWER COMMPUTINGS

    Apple buys Power Computing's liscense and core assets, halts all CHRP liscensing
  • RHAPSODY DEVELOPER

    Apple seeds Rhapsody Developer Release 1.0. The new next-generation OS holds great promise for the computer industry.
  • Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White)

    Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) IS RELEASED
  • Macintosh Server G3 (Blue & White)

    Macintosh Server G3 (Blue & White) IS RELEASED
  • PowerBook ("Pismo")

    PowerBook ("Pismo") IS RELEASED
  • PowerBook G3 ("Lombard")

    PowerBook G3 ("Lombard")IS RELEASED
  • iBook

    THE iBook IS RELEASED
  • AirPort (802.11b, "Graphite")

    AirPort (802.11b, "Graphite") IS RELEASED
  • Macintosh Server G4

    Macintosh Server G4 IS RELEASED
  • Cinema Display (22")

    Cinema Display (22") IS RELEASED
  • IMAC

    iMac (slot loading) IS RELEASED
  • Power Macintosh G4 Graphite

    Power Macintosh G4 Graphite IS RELEASED
  • STEVE BALMER

    Steve Ballmer named president and chief executive officer for Microsoft
  • WINDOWS 2000

    Microsoft launches Windows 2000
  • OFFICE XP

    Microsoft launches Office XP
  • NET STRATEGY

    Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer outline Microsoft's .NET strategy for Web services
  • Power Macintosh G4 Cube

    Power Macintosh G4 Cube IS RELEASED
  • Cinema Display (22")

    Cinema Display (22") IS RELEASED
  • iBook (FireWire)

    iBook (FireWire) IS RELEASED
  • PowerBook G4 Titanium

    PowerBook G4 Titanium IS RELEASED
  • iBook (white)

    iBook (white) IS RELEASED
  • Power Macintosh G4 Quicksilver

    Power Macintosh G4 Quicksilver IS RELEASED
  • Server G4 Quicksilver

    Server G4 Quicksilver IS RELEASED
  • iPod (1st gen)

    iPod (1st gen) IS RELEASED
  • WINDOWS XP

    Microsoft launches Windows XP
  • XBOX

    Microsoft launches Xbox