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Apple History & Timeline

1955: Steve Jobs is born in California
The baby boy is adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs


Steve JobsSteve Wozniak
1976: foundation of Apple Inc (Apple Computers)
by the American Computer scientists
Steve Jobs, Steve Wosniac and Ronald Wayne.


Apple I computer in 1976


1976: April 1, Launch of the computer Apple I
1977: April 16, Launch of the computer Apple II

1980: Apple goes public and raises $ 110 million from the stockmarket.

Time Magazine Cover
1982: Februar 15 ... Steve Jobs is on the cover of Time for the first time.
Apple annual revenue climens to $ 1 billion.

1983: John Sculley comes from Pepsico to become new Apple CEO

Macinthosh in 1984Steve Jobs presenting Macinthosh in 1984Steeve Jobs
1984: April 24, Launch of Macintosh computer

1985: Power struggle at Apple
clash between Steve Jobs and John Sculley
the inbeleivable thing happens ... Steve Jobs gets fired.
Steve Wozniak resigns the sema year.

Next Logo
1985: Steve Jobs starts a new company: Next
Jobs also buys Picsar

1986: January 16, launch of Macintosh Plus

1987: February 19, Registration of the Domain Apple.com.
Apple.com is the 64th Internet Domaine to be registered
(there are over 100 million .com domains today).
Among the other Very Beautiful Brands of the VB.com Fame List
only HP, TI and GE were faster.

1989: First NeXT computers goe on sale.

1991: Launches portable Macs called PowerBook.

1993: Apple introduces Newton, a pen based, hand held computer.
1993: July, Apple reports heavy losses
Michael Spindler becomes the new CEO replacing John Sculley

1994: Launch of Power Macintosh based on a PC chip developed with IBM and Motorola.

1995: Microsoft releases Windows 95 which is easier to use and creates a lot of competition for Apple

1995: Steve Jobs brings Pixar public and raises $ 140 millio from Wall Street .

1996: Gil Amelio becomes new Apple CEO and appoints Jobs as an advisor


1997: Apple is facing heavy losses and is close to bankrupcy
Steve Jobs returns


Apple Think Different Logo 1997
1997: Ad campaigne "Think Different"
ordered by Steeve Jobs and made by the LA office of the agency TBWA.
Always a marketing man Steev Jobs started to talk Apple up.
The ad was an emotional recasting of Aplle's rebbel roots.
One of the reasons why the ad was made was also for the employées
like a "wake up call".

The campaign has also been a key to the renewal of Apple loyalty and excitement in the world, beeing a central factor in Apple’s recovery from financial difficulty

Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
- Apple Inc.




iMac launched in 1998
the confidence restored,
Steve Jobs needed a new product to assure the companies revival.
The idea came from the designer Johathan Ive.
and the brand name from Steve "i" mac ("i" meaning internet)

1998: Launch of iMac - Apple returns to profitability

iPod launched in 2001
2001: January launch of iPod

iPod Commercial in 2003
2003: April 28, opening iTune Music store with 200,000 songs for $0.99 each
1 million songs are sold the first week.

Apple Store New York
2006: Mai 19, Opening of the Apple Store in New York 5th Avenue.

Nike iPod
2006: Cooperation between Nike and Apple iPod
Disney buys Pixar for $7.4 billion making Steve Jobs Disney's largest shareholder.


iPhoneiPhone keyboard including a .com button


2007: January 9
launch of iPhone - one device ... not 3 devices
a widescreen iPod with touch controls
revolutionary mobile phone
breakthrough internet communications device
"today Apple is going to reinvent the phone"

the phone includes a tactile keyboard
inside the screen .... including the ".com" button
another way for Steve Jobs to say
that an Internet adress (URL) should always end with .com
nothing else
.... see also Apple's Internet Domains below

Apple Store in Zuerich
2009: Mai 22, Opening of the Apple Store in Zuerich.

iPadiPad launch by Steve Jobs
2010: April 10, Lauch of iPad - 15 million units sold in 9 months

Apple Store in Paris Opera
2010: July 3, Opening of the Apple store Paris Opera.


2010: Aug 11, Steve Wozniak turned 60.
Above Birthday Video shows some of Woz's personality.


2011: August 10, Apple becomes the World's most valuable company
eclipsing Exxon Mobile from the n° 1 position.

2011: August 24, Steve Jobs resigning from COE due to illness.
Tim Cook becomes the new CEO.


Steve Jobs on Apple homepage
2011: October 5, Steve Jobs passes away at age 56.



2011: Many videos are made
about Jobs life & achievements.

Inventors Hall of Fame, Akron
2012: Steeve Jobs inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2012.
The Hall includes nearly 500 Inventors from a period of over 3 centuries
including the founders of other companies on the VB.com Fame List
like Thomas Edison founder of (GE), William Hewlett (founder of HP),
or Dr Amar Bose founder of (Bose).


2012: January 25, Apple surpasses Exon again
as the World's most valuable company.

Apple Store Amsterdam
2012: March 3, Opening of the Apple Store in Amsterdam.

2012: September 18, the Apple share reaches the level of $ 700.

Origin of Apple Name, Logos & Internet Domains

Name: Apple is not a family name, it is the name of a the apple fruit.

Logos:

first Apple logo designed by Ronald Waynefirst Apple logo
The very first Apple Computer Logo is not very know to the public.
It was designed by the company co founder Ronald Wayne
and represents Isaac Newton sitting under an Apple tree with a large Apple
above his head. The phrase graved around the image reads,
“Newton… A Mind Forever Voyaging Through Strange Seas of Thought … Alone.”


Geometrics for the Apple logoRob JanoffApple Rainbow logo designed by Rob Janoff
The Apple Rainbow logo was designed in 1976 by Rob Janoff.
The Rainbow Logo was in use until 1998.


Apple Logo 1998Apple Logo 2001Apple Logo 2003
When Jobs returned to Apple in 1997
one of his ideas was the make a more prominent use of the Apple Logo.
The intention was to place a larger Apple Logo on Apple products.
As the rainbow color was more difficult to integrate into the design
of the computers, the color became monechrome.
In 1998 the Apple became black, in 2001 silver and in 2003 metallic.

The metallic version lights up when different items are in activity.
The Apple is the world's most valuable technology logo.

Internet Domains:
The matching 5 Letter Internet Domain Apple.com
was registered february 19 1987
and is hold in the name of Apple Inc, Cupertino.

The registration date is a sign how internet savvy and technology performant
Apple Inc has always been,
1987 is a very unusually !! and extremly early date for the registration
of an Internet domain.
At that time only very few people in the world had
the intiution that the Internet would become popular one day.

Apple owns a portfolio of 1150 hi profile domains including
the 2 Letter domaine Me.com,
the 3 Letter domain Mac.com
and the 6 Letter domaine iPhone.com.

The expression "a brand without .com is not a brand"
applies to Apple.
The comany has all the necessary .com adresses
for all their different brands.

In their worldclass communications
Apple never uses anything but .com ...
all secondary local internet extensions
like Apple.de, Apple.fr, Apple.in, or Apple.jp
resume to the global Apple.com site.

Unlike other companies on the VB.com Fame List
(in particular many non internet savvy fashion houses),
Apple never forgot to register (or buy) in time,
a domain name for an existing brand.


Some domains, matching brands that had been invented at a later time,
were bought by Apple from their respective owners, like iphone.com
Steve Jobs bought iPhone.com in june 2007
from Michael Kovatch, who had aquired the domain August 23 1995.
1995 was 12 years before the Apple iPhone as been invented.
from the VB.com Internet Hall of Fame
In 2008 Apple also bought the 2 Letter domain me.com,
an aquisition which made the company enter the VB.com Domain Hall of Fame.

Facts & Figures about Apple today
The current CEO is Tim Cook
Apple Inc operates 364 retail stores.
The 2011 revenues amount US$ 108.25 billion.
The company employs 60,400 people.

Apple is currently the most valuable company in the World.

 



 
 




 
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