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An Apple A Day – A Brief Overview of Apple Inc

Compare Guru
2016-06-22
Apple Inc might be one of the most desirable brands in the world, but how much do you really know about them? We take a closer look.
Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976, to develop and sell personal computers. It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. on January 3, 1977, and was renamed as Apple Inc. on January 9, 2007, to reflect its shifted focus toward consumer electronics Priding itself on being a company at the intersection of creativity and technology, Apple has created some of the most loved, and used, products in the world.

Timeline of some Apple Inc Products

  • 1976 - Apple I
  • 1977 - Apple II
  • 1980 - Apple III
  • 1983 - Apple Lisa
  • 1984 - Apple Lisa 2
  • 1991 - Powerbook 100
    • Powerbook 140
    • Powerbook 170
  • 1997 - Powerbook G3
  • 1998 - iMac G3
  • 1999 - iBook
  • 2001 - iPod 1st gen
  • 2003 - iPod 3rd gen
  • 2004 - iPod Mini (1st gen)
  • 2005 - Mac Mini
  • 2005 - iPod Shuffle (1st gen)
    • iPod Mini (2nd gen)
    • iPod Nano (1st gen)
    • iPod (5th gen)
  • 2006 - MacBook Pro (15”)
    • MacBook Pro (17”)
    • MacBook
    • iMac (Mid-2006)
    • iPod Shuffle (2nd gen)
    • iPod Nano (2nd gen)
  • 2007 - Apple TV (1st gen)
    • iPhone (1st gen) (4GB)
    • iPhone (1st gen) (8GB)
  • 2008 - MacBook Air
    • iPhone (1st gen) (16GB)
    • Time Capsule (1st gen)
    • iPhone 3G (8GB)
    • iPhone 3G (16GB)
 
  • 2009 - iPhone 3GS (16GB & 32GB)
  • 2010 - iPad
    • iPod Touch
  • 2011 - iPad 2
    • iPhone 4 (8GB)
    • iPhone 4S (16GB, 32GB & 64GB)
  • 2012 - iPad (3rd gen)
    • Apple TV (3rd gen)
    • MacBook Pro with Retina display
    • Apple Earpods
    • iPad mini
    • iPhone 5
  • 2013 - iPhone 5C
    • iPhone 5S
    • iPad Air
    • iPad Mini 2
  • 2014 - iPhone 6
    • iPhone 6 Plus
    • iPad Air 2
    • iPad Mini 3
  • 2015 - iPad Mini 4
    • iPhone 6S
    • iPhone 6S Plus
    • Apple TV (4th gen)
    • iPad Pro (12.9”)
  • 2016 - iPad Pro (9.7”)
    • iPhone SE
In November 2014, Apple became the first U.S. company to be valued at over $700 Billion. The company employs 115 000 permanent full-time employees as of July 2015 and has approximately 478 retail stores in seventeen countries as of March 2016.It also operates the online Apple Store and iTunes Store, the latter being the world's largest music retailer. There are over one billion actively used Apple products worldwide as of March 2016. In 2016, Apple announced that they would be making their first original series, a six-episode drama about the life of Dr.Dre. Apple Inc., also invested $1 billion USD in Didi Chuxing, a Chinese competitor to Uber. Later this year, the company is expected to unveil the much anticipated iPhone 7.
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