In the following series of articles, we will let you know more about Apple’s story. We will look at its early days, look into its founding, and then tackle Apple I, Apple II and then the launching of Macintosh as well as the revolution in the DTP industry… to the present day giant tech-company that we all love and admire.
So accompany us as we drown back into the past. Why should you not understand what took place before moving on to watch Steve Jobs movie, with the interesting interpretations in it regarding the history of the company. Remain in touch till we get to the end.
The Foundation of Apple
The history of each person’s favorite tech firm is a fairy tale involving three friends with humble beginnings.
The two Steve “s”, Jobs and Wozniak, may be the most visible founders of Apple but had it not been for their friend Wayne, probably right now you could have never heard of the word iPhone, iPad or iMac today. Jobs convinced to take 10% of the come and an arbiter just in case Wozniak and he come to disagreements. Wayne agreed but backed out after 12 days. He sold his ownership for $500 which is now $72bn.
How did Jobs and Wozniak meet?
Woz and Jobs came across each other at the Homebrew Computer Club. This is where enthusiasts in computer technology used to meet in Menlo Park, California.
Wozniak created his first computer with a keyboard that resembled that of a typewriter and had the ability to connect to a regular television. Later on he created what would become Apple I and forms the archetype of each modern computer. But Woz’s intention was not to change the world with each innovation that he had. What he wanted was to show off his achievement with just a few resources.
Speaking to NPR in 2006, he explained that “When I built this Apple I… the first computer to say a computer should look like a typewriter – it should have a keyboard – and the output device is a TV set, it wasn’t really to show the world [that] here is the direction [it] should go [in]. It was to really show the people around me, to boast, to be clever, and to get acknowledgement for having designed a very inexpensive computer.”
Jobs saw the computer and acknowledged that it was brilliant. He even sold his VW microbus so as to fund the production. Woz on the other hand sold his HP calculator and jointly they founded the Apple Computer Inc on 1st of April 1976, together with Ronald Wayne.
In tomorrow’s article, we will look at what inspired the name and also the process of selling Apple I. Be tuned in and learn more as we celebrate Apple’s 40th anniversary.
Also Read: Part 2: the History of Steve Jobs and his company Apple