Founding History of Apple

Founded by Steve Wosniak, Steve Jobs, and Ronald Wayne.

Started design and development work in March 1975.

Launched its first product in March 1976.

Incorporated as Apple Computer Inc. in January 1977.

Raised $250,000 USD through a single funding round.

Started trading on the NYSE in December 1980.

Headquartered in Cupertino, USA.

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Version 1 of Apple (Hardware)

MAR 1976

Stats of Apple (Pre-IPO)

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Full Year 1 of Apple

Y1 of Apple.pdf

MAR 1975 to FEB 1976

Extras of Apple

1975 FEB Invitation to Homebrew Computer Club meeting

1981 FEB Steve Jobs interview

1997 DEC Steve Jobs Interview

2011 Apple's Early Days

2012 MAY Oral History of Mike Markkula

2014 Steve Wozniak: Why He Built His First Computer

2014 One of Apple's Biggest Myths