35 years ago on this day, three wise gentlemen from California came together to establish a company today that has today single-handedly changed the face of mobile computing as we know it. Yes, we’re talking about Apple here.
Back in April 1st, 1976, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne got together to and establish what was then known as Apple Computer, in order to sell their Apple I computer kit that was hand built by Wozniak himself.
This company then went on to be incorporated on January 3rd, 1977 as Apple Computer, Inc. Ronald Wayne, the lesser known of the 3 founders previously worked at Atari and is credited to have drawn the first Apple logo as well as the manual for Apple I.
In this fascinating journey over the last 35 years, Apple has directly or indirectly resulted in some of the most innovative and outstanding products we use in out day-to-day lives. Jobs, in particular, has been exceptionally involved in the company’s product releases over the last decade.
The company currently operates 301 retail stores around the world, employing a total of 46,600 full time employees and 2,800 temporary full time employees worldwide, according to wikipedia. With worldwide annual sales of $65.23 billion, the company has already won several awards and has even been named the most admired company in the United States in 2008, and in the world in 2008, 2009, and 2010 by Fortune. It is one of the largest companies in the world and the most valuable technology company in the world, having surpassed Microsoft.
Here’s wishing you a Happy 35th Birthday, Apple. We here at TNW Apple can’t wait to see what you have in store for us consumers in the coming years.