Apple-Timeline [Infographic]

appleAs you know we are not blogging on timeline of Apple-the fruit but about the famous industry “Apple”.Apple Computer Inc., based in Cupertino, California, was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, two friends who shared an interest in electronics and belonged to the same computer club. Inspired by the then-popular Altair, a computer sold as a kit for at-home assembly, Jobs and Wozniak built their first computer, the Apple I, in Jobs’ parents’ garage in Los Altos, California.

Why the name Apple?

There are differing versions of how the company came to be known as Apple. The best-known version of the story is that Jobs used to work summers at a California apple farm and was fond of the crisp, round fruit. He also admired the Beatles’ record label, Apple, which the Fab Four formed in the late 1960s. According to this version of the story, Wozniak and Jobs settled on Apple after they could not think of a better name.

Apple Logo

Settling on a logo for the new company took a little longer, however. An early design of the Apple logo featured Sir Isaac Newton under an apple tree, while a banner read “Apple Computer.” Jobs, however, thought this logo too busy and wanted a simpler one that consumers would instantly recognize and associate with the company. The next logo bore a close resemblance to the current one in use, displaying an apple, only without the single bite taken out of it. Jobs and Wozniak unveiled the next attempt at a logo—the one still used by the company—in 1977. The logo features an apple with a leaf and a single bite taken out of it. The bite taken out of the apple recalls the “byte,” a unit of measurement in the computer industry.


The fruit theme continued at Apple with the introduction of its first Macintosh computer (popularly known today as the Mac or iMac) in 1984. Apple employee Jef Reskin wanted to design a user-friendly computer and reportedly named it after his favorite type of apple, the McIntosh. The spelling of the name was altered for legal reasons, as another company already used the name McIntosh. The Mac was the first computer to use a mouse and a graphical interface, two features now common in all computers.

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Apple Timeline


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Posted on March 18, 2011, in Infography, Technews. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Rgardng Apple name heard another history ,connected with some homage the name was chosen.For logo as it’s true.But why are you blogging on these history.It can be easily found in Internet through other websites,i think You should check your posts choosing.And these blog is missing some tech updates but nice to read .However from where r you guys blogging from?

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