"Exploring the Evolution of Apple: From Garage Startup to Tech Titan"

History of Apple Inc.

Apple Inc.is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in cupertino,California in silicon valley.It sells consumer electronics, online services and softwares.It sells products like iPhone,ipad, Mac, Apple watch,vision Pro and many more...

At first it was named as Apple company in (1976-1977)and later it was changed into Apple computer,Inc.in (1977-2007).It was founded on April 1,1976(48 years ago)in Los Altos, California ,U.S.The founders of this company are Steve Jobs,Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.It's headquarters is named as 1 Apple Park way,Cupertino,California,U.S.

1 Apple Park Way 

Apple park is also known as Apple campus 2 is the corporate headquarters of Apple Inc.It was opened to employees in April 2017 while construction was still underway and superseded Apple campus as the company's corporate headquarters which opened in 1993. It architectural style is named as the Neo-futurism. It's construction was started in 2014 and was opened on April 2017.It cost around US$5 billions and the cost of the land is around US$160 million.The huge building has the diameter of 0.46km and has the circumference of 1.46km.The materials used to build this Apple park are Aluminum and Glasses which has the floor count of 4.

Evolution of Apple 

Apple was founded as Apple Computer Company on April 1,1976 to produce and market Steve Wozniak's Apple I personal computer.It's second computer,the Apple II became the best seller as one of the first mass produced microcomputers.Apple introduced the Lisa in 1983 and the Macintosh in 1984 as some of the first computers to use a graphical user interface and a mouse.

In 1976 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's co-founded Apple in Job's parent's home on Crist Drive in Los Altos , California.Apple has received criticism regarding its contractor's labor practices,it's environmental practices,and it's business ethics, including anti-competitive practices and materials sourcing.It has a large following and a high level of brand loyalty and has been consistently ranked as one of the world's most valuable brands.
Apple became the first publicly traded U.S company to be valued at over $1 trillion in August 2018 then at $2 trillion in August 2020 and at $3 trillion in January 2022.


First Apple product:

The Apple I is the Apple's first product designed by Wozniak and sold as an assembled circuit board without the required keyboard, monitor,power supply and the optional case.To finance it's creation,Jobs sold his Volkswagen Bus and Wozniak sold his HP-65 calculator.Wozniak debuted the first prototype Apple I at the Homebrew computer club in July 1976.The Apple I was sold as a motherboard with CPU,RAM and basic textual video clips along with a base kit concept which was not yet marketed as a complete personal computer.


Apple II

The Apple II also designed by Wozniak was introduced on April 16,1977 at the first West Coast Computer Faire.It differs from its major rivals ,the TRS-80 and Commodore PET because of its character cell based color graphics and open architecture.The Apple I and early Apple II models use ordinary audio cassette tapes as storage devices which were suspended by the 5^1/4 inch floppy disk drive and interface called the Disk II in 1978.


Success with mobile devices

On January 9,2007 Jobs announced the remaining of Apple computer,Inc.to Apple Inc., because the company had shifted its emphasis from computers to consumer electronics.This event also saw the announcement of the iPhone and the Apple Tv .The company sold 270,000 iPhone units during the first 30 hours of sales and the device was called "a game changer for the industry".
In a article posted on Apple's website on Feb 6,2007 Job wrote that Apple would be willing to sell music on the iTunes store without digital rights management thereby allowing tracks to be played on third-party players of record labels would agree to drop the technology.Apple published a press release in Jan 2009bto announce that all songs on iTunes store are available without their Fair play DRM.

Post-Jobs era,Tim Cook 

On October 5,2011 Steve Jobs died marking the end of era for Apple.The next major product announcement by Apple was on January 19,2012 when Apple's Phil Schiller introduced iBook's Textbooks for IOS and iBook Author for Mac OS X in New York City.Jobs stated in the biography "Steve Jobs"that he wanted to reinvent the textbooks industry and education.

In May 2014,Apple confirmed it's intent to acquire Dr.Dre and Jimmy lovine's audio company Beats Electronics producer of the "Beats by Dr.Dre"line of headphones and speaker products and operator of the music streaming service Beats Music for US$3 billion and to sell their products through Apple's retail outlets and resellers.Iovine believed that Beats had always "belonged "with Apple as the company modeled itself after Apple's "unmatched ability to marry culture and technology".The acquisition was the largest purchase in Apple's history.

During a press event on September 9,2014 Apple introduced a smartwatch called Apple Watch.Initially Apple marketed the device as a fashion accessory and a complement to the iPhone that would allow people to look at their smartphones less.Over time the company has focused on developing health and fitness oriented features on the watch in an effort to compete with dedicated activity trackers.In January 2016 Apple announced that over one billion Apple devices were in active use worldwide.


Apple Energy

Apple Energy .LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apple Inc.that sells solar energy.As of June 6,2016 , Apple's solar farms in California and Nevada have been declared to provide 217.9 megawatts of solar generation capacity.Apple has received regulatory approval to construct a landfill gas energy plant in North Carolina to use the methane emissions to generate electricity.Apple's North Carolina data centre is already powered entirely by renewable sources.

Energy and Resources

In 2010 climate counts a nonprofit organization dedicated to directing consumers toward the greenest companies,gave Apple a score of 52 points out of a possible 100 which puts Apple in their top category "Striding".This was an increase from May 2008,when climate counts only gave Apple 11 points out of 100 which placed the company last among electronics companies,at which time climate counts also labeled Apple with a "Stuck icon",adding that Apple at the time was "a choice to avoid for the climate -conscious consumer".

During an event on March 21,2016 Apple provided a status update on its environmental initiative to be 100%renewable in all of its worldwide operations.Lisa P.Jackson , Apple's vice president of Environment,policy and social Initiatives who reports directly to CEO,Tim Cook, announced that as of March2016 ,93%of Apple's worldwide operations are powered with renewable energy.Also featured was the company's efforts to use sustainable paper in their product packaging:99% of all paper used by Apple in the product packaging comes from post-consumer recycled paper or sustainably managed forests as the company continues its move to all paper packaging for all of its products.

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