The Apple Revolution-01
In this part we will focus on revolutionary things which explain how Apple came in industry.
How Steve Jobs and his two friends Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne started it from scratch.
How they introduced first Apple device with great comeback of Steve Jobs.
As we all know Steve Jobs was a 21-year-old college dropout and was living with his parents in Los Altos, where he and his two friends, Steve Wozniak and Wayne, would hang out in their garage. This would be the beginning of a there rock band; but they had some other things on their minds. Jobs and Wayne had both worked together at one gaming company, while Wozniak had worked for Hewlett-Packard.
The three men incorporated Apple Computer start on April 1, 1976. While the two Steve’s went on to greatness as Apple’s revolutionary approach to personal computing bore fruit, on the other side Wayne sold his share of the newly created Apple for just $800 just three months after its inception.
Introducing Apple I:
The first Apple computer seems positively really antique by today’s standards. Computer was Hand-built by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The work started at Steve Jobs garage and they first introduced it at the “Homebrew Computer Club” in Palo Alto.
In 1976, the Apple I was originally “a do-it-yourself kit” which didn’t even come with a body-case. Even so, as the first all-in-one microcomputer that, once tied up to a keyboard and monitor, didn’t require extra circuitry to display text, it was a really giant step forward over the competition. It came as a kit and was sold for $666. More than 200 units of Apple I are sold by the Byte Shop, an early computer store.
In 1999, the Apple I sealed its place as the most collectible PC of all time — one lucky tech aficionado scored $50,000 for his original Apple I.
The Return of Jobs:
“Back then Steve was uncontrollable,” an early Apple board member said of Steve Jobs in explaining why, in 1985, the board voted to fire him. “He got ideas in his mind and the hell with what anybody wanted to do.” Even Pepsi President John Sculley, who had joined Apple to play the role of Steve Jobs’ babysitter of sorts, couldn’t handle working with him. In fact, John orchestrated the ouster himself, comparing Jobs to a zealot.
But in 1997, with the company operating at a loss and at same point Microsoft’s Windows 95 flying off the shelves, Apple’s board decided that a zealot was just what it needed and finally in August of that year, Jobs rejoined the board in august and becoming CEO — at first, with an “interim” — the following month. “He had become a far better leader, less of a go-to-hell aesthete who cared only about making wonderful objects,” wrote Fortune’s editor-at-large Peter Elkind of the co-founder’s triumphant return.
“Now Steve was a go-to-hell Hypernyms who cared about making some really beautiful objects that made money.” In time, he became recognized as one of the company’s most valuable assets. In middle of 2009, after news broke that Jobs’ failing health had forced him to take medical leave, the Apple’s stock fell to almost 10%.
In Next Part, we see some interesting things.
1: iPOD Mania
2: The Release of Mac OS X
3: Dreamy Downloads: iTunes
4: The iPhone: First iPhone