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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

Secret History of the iPhone book by Brian Merchant  "The One Device: The Secret History of The iPhone" [2017]
national bestseller by Brian Merchant

Kindle Edition from Little, Brown/Hachette [6/2017] for $14.99
Little, Brown & Co. pb [DUE May 2018] for $17.99
Little, Brown & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [6/2017] for $15.69

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

Spirit of America Bookstore's
Steve Jobs [1955-2011] Page

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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