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Apple, Inc.
[est. 1975]
producer of personal computers

      rainbow logo for Apple, Inc.
                  front entrance to Apple, Inc. headquarters building in Cupertino, California          short history

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Apple/Mac products

other services

works about Apple, Inc.

Apple, Inc. execs

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“It's our job to know what people want before they do.”
— Steve Jobs

          B I O
          t e x t
          h e r e
Founded in April 1975 in Cupertino, California by Steve Wozniak & Steve Jobs [1955-2011], along with Ronald G. Wayne
iMac PC launched 1998, iPod launched 2001, iPhone launched 2007
2010 Jan 27: Apple, Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveiled their new iPad book reader device in San Francisco.
Announced 4/2013: Apple will buy back $50B worth of outstanding shares

Apple Computer, Inc. company website
Apple, Inc. entry at Wikipedia
Apple Inc. Common Stock Quote & Summary Data at NASDAQ
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Apple/Mac  Products

Announced 5 June 2017: Apple’s smart speaker HomePod will cost $349 and will start shipping in December; the new Mac operating system is called High Sierra; and new iPad Pro tablets are coming: the 10.5-inch model (replacing the 9.7-inch) will start at $649 and the 'refreshed' 12.9-inch model will start at $799.

Other  Services

Apple's Sherlock search tool [1998-2007]           Apple's Spotlight search tool [est. 2005]           widget icon for Apple's Dashboard [est. 2005]           widget icon for Apple's Safari web browser [est. 2003]
The Sherlock search tool was introduced in Mac OS 8.5, circa October 1998; Sherlock was replaced by the Spotlight search tool in Mac OS 10.4 Tiger, circa April 2005;
Sherlock's plugin function continued until retired/removed from Mac OS 10.5 Leopard, circa October 2007; Spotlight is still in use.

'Sherlock' entry at Wikipedia'Spotlight' entry at Wikipedia

The Dashboard navigation tool was offered in Mac OS 10.4 Tiger, circa April 2005, and fully activated in Mac OS 10.7 Lion, circa October 2010;
Dashboard is hidden since Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite, circa July 2014.

'Dashboard' entry at Wikipedia

The Safari web browser was released for the OS X operating systrem in January 2003; the first Microsoft Windows version was released
for XP in June 2007; the latest version of Safari for Windows is 5.1.7, released in May 2012.

'Safari' web browser entry at Wikipedia

Apple TV [est. March 2007]
Products of the Apple TV division of Apple, Inc. include a set-top box device for home use or a free app for use on iPod, iPhone & iPad devices. Services include movie rentals and HD TV shows & podcasts (from Netflix, YouTube, MobileMe, Flickr & others), and content (such as iTunes music or video) stored on your home PC. The original hardware was unveiled {as iTV} in September 2006, with devices shipped beginning in March 2007. In September 2010, Apple announced a smaller device for one-third the price ($99).
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

the Apple Pay service (competing with PayPal, et al) was announced as ready in April 2015

Works  About  Apple, Inc.

"Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, The Computer That Changed Everything" [1/1994]
by Stanley Levy on dev't of Apple's Mac /0140291776/

"Firing Line" book [4/1998] by former Apple exec Gilbert F. Amelio

"Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History..." [5/1999] by Owen Linzmayer /1593270100/

"The Apple Experience: Secrets To Building Insanely Great Customer Loyalty" [Mar 8, 2012] by Carmine Gallo

Pirates of Silicon Valley TV movie about Microsoft's Bill Gates & Apple, Inc.'s Steve Jobs  "Pirates of Silicon Valley" [Haft/T.N.T. June 1999]
Semi-humorous TV docudrama about the origins of Microsoft and of Apple, Inc. Written & directed by Martyn Burke, based on a book by Paul Freiberger & Michael Swaine; starring Noah Wyle {as Steve Jobs}, Anthony Michael Hall {as Bill Gates}, Joey Slotnick {as Steve Wozniak}, John Di Maggio {as Steve Ballmer} & Josh Hopkins {as Paul Allen}; won ACE Award, nominated for DGA Award, PGA Award, and 7 Emmy Awards
Turner Home Ent. color DVD [8/2005] for $15.99
Turner Home Ent. color VHS [5/2000] for $14.44
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
"Fire In The Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer" [1984]
by Paul Freiberger & Michael Swaine

McGraw-Hill 2nd edition 9x7¼ pb [11/2000] out of print/many used
McGraw-Hill 9¾x7½ hardcover with CD-ROM [12/99] out of print/used

Apple, Inc.'s  Executives

CEO Tim Cook
doing a good job: awarded $89.2 million in Apple stock 8/2017

  designer Jonathan Ive listed on TIME Magazine World 100, April 2013

Jony Ive, Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products book by Leander Kahney  "Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products" [2013]
New York Times bestseller by Leander Kahney

Kindle Edition from Portfolio/Penguin Group [11/2013] for $9.99
Portfolio 8½x5½ pb [10/2014] for $16.13
Portfolio pb [10/2014] out of print/used
Portfolio 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2013] for $20.30

former Apple CEO John Sculley

"iWoz: Computer Geek To Cult Icon - How I Invented..." [10/2006] by Steve Wozniak /0393330435/

Steve Jobs  [1955-2011]
listed #5 on Atlantic Monthly's "Top 30 Influential Living Americans" (12/2006)
listed on Time Magazine 100 for 2010

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

“Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes . . . the ones who see things differently – they're not fond of rules . . . You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things . . . they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the [people] who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.”

“My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.” (in 2005)

—  Steve Jobs

"[Steve Jobs] revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing,
and digital publishing." —  biographer Walter Isaacson

"The Second Coming of Steve Jobs" [9/2001] by Alan Deutschman /0767904338/

iCon: Steve Jobs  
"iCon: Steve Jobs - The Greatest Second Act
In The History of Business" [2005]
by Jeffrey S. Young & William L. Simon

Wiley & Sons pb [4/2006] for $10.17
Wiley & Sons 9½x6¼ hardcover [5/2005] for $18.21
Penton Overseas ABR audio CD [4/2006] for $12.89

"Inside Steve's Brain, Expanded Edition" [4/2008 & 8/2009] by Leander Kahney /1591842972/

Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Steve Jobs [Oct 2011] was bestseller

All About Steve Jobs and Apple book by Fortune Magazine  "All About Steve: The Story of Steve Jobs and Apple" [2011]
from the pages of Fortune Magazine

Kindle Edition from Fortune Magazine [10/2011] for $8.79

80- minute tribute video on Apple's website [11/2011]

Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview on DVD  "Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview" [Magnolia Pictures Nov 2011]
In 1995, Bob Cringely & team interviewed Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley leaders for what became the 3-part PBS-TV documentary "The Triumph of The Nerds". The full interview with Jobs was long thought lost, but was recently discovered on a VHS tape in the producer's garage. That hour-long tape was digitally restored and is now being screened at selected movie theaters across America.
Written & presented by Robert X. Cringely; directed by Paul Sen {1995}; produced by John Gau, Stephen Segaller {1995} & Paul Sen {2011}
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • not yet listed on IMDb • official movie site

"Steve Jobs: One Last Thing" [PBS 12/2011]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkTf0LmDqKI [1:43]

"Jobs" [Five Star Institute/Sony/Open Road Aug 2013]
Announced Fall 2011: Sony Pictures snapped up the film rights to Walter Isaacson’s bestselling authorized biography of Steve Jobs
that was published within weeks of Jobs’ death in October 2011; announced 4/2012: Dallas, Texas mortgage banker Mark Hulme’s
company Five Star Institute is wasting no time in producing a Steve Jobs biopic: principal photography begins in May; Ashton Kutcher is
attached to star {while on hiatus from CBS-TV sitcom “Two and A Half Men”}; from a script by Matt Whiteley; added 6/2012: Matthew Modine
as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak, Ahna O'Reilly; added 3/2013: film debuted at Sundance, but Sony
wants more time to market, so April release date was pushed forward to August • latest info at IMDb

"Steve Jobs: Visionary Entrepreneur" film []
http://www.siliconvalleyhistorical.org/#!steve-jobs-visionary-entrepreneur-trailer/czyr [2:32]

"Steve Jobs: Visionary of The Digital Revolution" [DUE August 2015] by Christine Honders  8/2015

"Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine"  
[Magnolia Pictures Sept 2015]
Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine documentary feature by Alex Gibney  Tagline: "Bold. Brilliant. Brutal." • simultaneous theatrical, VOD & iTunes release Sept 2015 •
Co-produced, written & directed by Alex Gibney; interviewees include Steve Wozniak
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
watch 7/2015 official trailer [2:26] at YouTube

"Steve Jobs" biopic [DUE Oct 2015]  10/2015
based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling authorized biography; starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet
watch 7/2015 official trailer #1 [2:30] on YouTube

Image  Gallery

Apple One motherboard - sold by Steve Wozniak & Steve Jobs, circa 1976         Apple One in white plastic - sold by Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak, circa 1976

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