History of Apple

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  • New products

    Apple continued rolling out new products. In a single year they introduced the iPod Shuffle, iPod Nana, and the iPod with video.

  • iTunes is introduced

    iTunes was a revolutionary music application in its time. It was available only to Mac users.

  • The iMac

    After opening the Apple Store, which allowed customers to customize their computers, Apple came out with a new, compact computers. It was called the iMac, and it was a hit.  

  • A partnership with Microsoft

    In a $150 million deal, Apple teamed up with Microsoft. They put Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer on the Apple computers.  

  • Steve Jobs leaves Apple

    Apple's CEO John Sculley masterminded the ousting of Steve Jobs from the company. However, Jobs went willingly, saying he was only 30 years old and had more to do with his life.

  • The introduction of the Macintosh

    The first Apple computer was the Macintosh. Before that time, most people didn't even understand computers, but Apple helped open new doors by making computers accessible to everyone; it was a fad that quickly caught fire.

  • Apple Incorporated

    Together, Steve Jobs and Steve Jozniak moved the company forward. They went on to incorporate Apple in 1977.

  • Apple Computers is born

    Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created what is known as the Apple Computer. They sold the computers as kits, and they were known as the Apple I.

  • Jobs gets an internship with Hewlett-Packard

    Steve was innovative and very interested in electronics. He approached Bill Hewlett of Hewlett-Packard, looking for advice and parts—instead he was offered an internship with HP.

  • Steve Jobs is born

    Steven Paul Jobs was born in California. His parents gave him up for adoption, and he was raised by an adopted family—the Jobs family.