Apple Inc. is an American technology company that is well known by the popularity of its products all over the world. Apple’s headquarters are located in Cupertino, California in the United States. Apple, originally named Apple Computer Company, was founded on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. It is currently the top information technology company in the world by revenue. Apple takes responsibility over designing, developing, and selling consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. Apple’s products and services include the iPhone, iPad tablet, MacBook, iPod, Apple Watch, iTunes Media Player, Safari Web Browser, iOS App Store, Mac App Store, and iCloud.
The founders of Apple were Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne who initially founded the company as the Apple Computer Co. to produce Steve Wozniak’s Apple I desktop computer. Ronald Wayne left Apple 2 weeks after it was funded and gave up his 10% stake of the company.
Apple was first founded on April 1, 1976. The company was not incorporated until January 3, 1977, by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in Cupertino, California. The company was built within Steve Jobs’ garage and was created with the intention of selling the best user-friendly computer.
The first Apple retail stores first opened in 2 different locations in May of 2001 by Steve Jobs. These 2 stores were highly successful and led to Apple expanding its number of retail locations as well as geographical coverage throughout the years. Within 3 years, Apple reached $1 billion in annual sales.