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  • Cupertino, California , U.S.
    Thursday Apr 01, 1976

    Foundation

    Cupertino, California , U.S.
    Thursday Apr 01, 1976

    Apple Computer Company was founded on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.




  • U.S.
    Jul, 1976

    The Apple I Went on Sale

    U.S.
    Jul, 1976

    The Apple I went on sale in July 1976 and was market-priced at $666.66 ($2,935 in 2018 dollars, adjusted for inflation).




  • Cupertino, California , U.S.
    Monday Jan 03, 1977

    Apple Computer, Inc.

    Cupertino, California , U.S.
    Monday Jan 03, 1977

    Apple Computer, Inc. was incorporated on January 3, 1977.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Apr 16, 1977

    Apple II

    U.S.
    Saturday Apr 16, 1977

    The Apple II, also invented by Wozniak, was introduced on April 16, 1977, at the first West Coast Computer Faire.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Jan 22, 1984

    The Macintosh

    U.S.
    Sunday Jan 22, 1984

    In 1984, Apple launched the Macintosh, the first personal computer to be sold without a programming language. Its debut was signified by "1984", a $1.5 million television advertisement directed by Ridley Scott that aired during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 17, 1985

    Jobs leaves Apple

    U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 17, 1985

    On September 17, 1985, Jobs submitted a letter of resignation to the Apple Board. Five additional senior Apple employees also resigned and joined Jobs in his new venture, NeXT.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 20, 1989

    Macintosh Portable

    U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 20, 1989

    The Macintosh Portable is a portable computer designed, manufactured and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from September 1989 to October 1991.


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 15, 1990

    Macintosh Classic

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 15, 1990

    The Macintosh Classic is a personal computer designed, manufactured and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from October 1990 to September 1992. It was the first Macintosh to sell for less than US$1,000.


  • U.S.
    Monday May 13, 1991

    System 7

    U.S.
    Monday May 13, 1991

    System 7 is a graphical user interface-based operating system for Macintosh computers and is part of the classic Mac OS series of operating systems. It was introduced on May 13, 1991, by Apple Computer, Inc.


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 21, 1991

    First three PowerBooks

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 21, 1991

    In October 1991 Apple released the first three PowerBooks: the low-end PowerBook 100, the more powerful PowerBook 140, and the high end PowerBook 170, the only one with an active matrix display.


  • New York, U.S.
    1996

    Fortune Global 500 List of 1996

    New York, U.S.
    1996

    Apple was ranked 114 on the 1996 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Feb 09, 1997

    Jobs back to Apple

    U.S.
    Sunday Feb 09, 1997

    The NeXT acquisition was finalized on February 9, 1997, bringing Jobs back to Apple as an Advisor.


  • U.S.
    Monday Nov 10, 1997

    Apple Store website

    U.S.
    Monday Nov 10, 1997

    On November 10, 1997, Apple introduced the Apple Store website, which was tied to a new build-to-order manufacturing strategy.


  • New York, U.S.
    1997

    Fortune Global 500 List of 1997

    New York, U.S.
    1997

    Apple was ranked 150 on the 1997 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Aug 15, 1998

    A New all-in-one Computer

    U.S.
    Saturday Aug 15, 1998

    On August 15, 1998, Apple introduced a new all-in-one computer reminiscent of the Macintosh 128K: the iMac. The iMac design team was led by Ive, who would later design the iPod and the iPhone.


  • New York, U.S.
    1998

    Fortune Global 500 List of 1998

    New York, U.S.
    1998

    Apple was ranked 223 on the 1998 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    1999

    Fortune Global 500 List of 1999

    New York, U.S.
    1999

    Apple was ranked 273 on the 1999 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2000

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2000

    New York, U.S.
    2000

    Apple was ranked 285 on the 2000 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 2001

    First official eponymous retail stores

    U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 2001

    On May 19, 2001, Apple opened its first official eponymous retail stores in Virginia and California.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 23, 2001

    iPod

    U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 23, 2001

    On October 23 2001, Apple debuted the iPod portable digital audio player.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Nov 10, 2001

    The iPod was first sold

    U.S.
    Saturday Nov 10, 2001

    The product (iPod), which was first sold on November 10, 2001, was phenomenally successful with over 100 million units sold within six years.


  • New York, U.S.
    2001

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2001

    New York, U.S.
    2001

    Apple was ranked 236 on the 2001 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2002

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2002

    New York, U.S.
    2002

    Apple was ranked 325 on the 2002 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2003

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2003

    New York, U.S.
    2003

    Apple was ranked 300 on the 2003 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2004

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2004

    New York, U.S.
    2004

    Apple was ranked 301 on the 2004 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2005

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2005

    New York, U.S.
    2005

    Apple was ranked 263 on the 2005 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 10, 2006

    First Apple computers to use Intel's Core

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 10, 2006

    On January 10, 2006, the new MacBook Pro and iMac became the first Apple computers to use Intel's Core Duo CPU.


  • New York, U.S.
    2006

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2006

    New York, U.S.
    2006

    Apple was ranked 159 on the 2006 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 09, 2007

    Apple Inc.

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 09, 2007

    During his keynote speech at the Macworld Expo on January 9, 2007, Jobs announced that Apple Computer, Inc. would thereafter be known as "Apple Inc.", because the company had shifted its emphasis from computers to consumer electronics.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jun 29, 2007

    iPhone

    U.S.
    Friday Jun 29, 2007

    The first-generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, and multiple new hardware iterations with new iOS releases have been released since.


  • New York, U.S.
    2007

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2007

    New York, U.S.
    2007

    Apple was ranked 121 on the 2007 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jun 19, 2008

    iTunes Store

    U.S.
    Thursday Jun 19, 2008

    The iTunes Store quickly became the market leader in online music services, with over five billion downloads by June 19, 2008.


  • New York, U.S.
    2008

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2008

    New York, U.S.
    2008

    Apple was ranked 103 on the 2008 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2009

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2009

    New York, U.S.
    2009

    Apple was ranked 71 on the 2009 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 27, 2010

    iPad

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 27, 2010

    After years of speculation and multiple rumored "leaks", Apple unveiled a large screen, tablet-like media device known as the iPad on January 27, 2010.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Apr 03, 2010

    iPad Launched

    U.S.
    Saturday Apr 03, 2010

    Later that year on April 3, 2010, the iPad was launched in the US. It sold more than 300,000 units on its first day, and 500,000 by the end of the first week.


  • New York, U.S.
    2010

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2010

    New York, U.S.
    2010

    Apple was ranked 56 on the 2010 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jan 06, 2011

    Mac App Store

    U.S.
    Thursday Jan 06, 2011

    On January 6, 2011, the company opened its Mac App Store, a digital software distribution platform similar to the iOS App Store.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2011

    Jobs resigned

    U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2011

    On August 24, 2011, Jobs resigned his position as CEO of Apple.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 05, 2011

    Jobs Died

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 05, 2011

    On October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs died, marking the end of an era for Apple.


  • U.S.
    Friday Oct 14, 2011

    iPhone 4S

    U.S.
    Friday Oct 14, 2011

    Apple released the iPhone 4S.


  • New York, U.S.
    2011

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2011

    New York, U.S.
    2011

    Apple was ranked 35 on the 2011 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 20, 2012

    World record

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 20, 2012

    On August 20, 2012, Apple's rising stock price increased the company's market capitalization to a world-record $624 billion.


  • U.S.
    Friday Aug 24, 2012

    Damages in an intellectual property lawsuit

    U.S.
    Friday Aug 24, 2012

    On August 24, 2012, a US jury ruled that Samsung should pay Apple $1.05 billion (£665m) in damages in an intellectual property lawsuit.


  • U.S.
    Friday Sep 21, 2012

    iPhone 5

    U.S.
    Friday Sep 21, 2012

    Apple released the iPhone 5.


  • New York, U.S.
    2012

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2012

    New York, U.S.
    2012

    Apple was ranked 17 on the 2012 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2013

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2013

    New York, U.S.
    2013

    Apple was ranked 6 on the 2013 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2014

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2014

    New York, U.S.
    2014

    Apple was ranked 5 on the 2014 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2015

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2015

    New York, U.S.
    2015

    Apple was ranked 5 on the 2015 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • Beijing, China
    Thursday May 12, 2016

    Investing in DiDi

    Beijing, China
    Thursday May 12, 2016

    On May 12, 2016, Apple Inc., invested $1 billion in DiDi, a Chinese transportation network company.


  • New York, U.S.
    2016

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2016

    New York, U.S.
    2016

    Apple was ranked 3 on the 2016 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 06, 2017

    Clips

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 06, 2017

    On April 6, 2017, Apple launched Clips, an app that allows iPad and iPhone users to make and edit short videos with text, graphics and effects.


  • New York, U.S.
    2017

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2017

    New York, U.S.
    2017

    Apple was ranked 3 on the 2017 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2018

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2018

    New York, U.S.
    2018

    Apple was ranked 4 on the 2018 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 29, 2019

    First decline in a decade

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 29, 2019

    On January 29, 2019, Apple reported its first decline in revenues and profits in a decade.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 14, 2019

    DataTiger

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 14, 2019

    On February 14, 2019, Apple acquired DataTiger for its digital marketing technology.


  • New York, U.S.
    2019

    Fortune Global 500 List of 1995

    New York, U.S.
    2019

    Apple was ranked 123 on the 1995 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2019

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2019

    New York, U.S.
    2019

    Apple was ranked 3 on the 2019 Fortune Global 500 list.


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