As 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.
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.
Here is an Infography on Apple Timeline from graphic.is(Click on Image to view larger)