Happy 45th birthday, Apple! – MacWorld

Believe it or not, but today is actually 45 years since Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. The latter chose to sell his stake in the company for $ 800 already after twelve days, if he had not done so he would currently be the second richest person on the planet.

Although Apple was founded on April 1, 1976, it would be until July 1976 before the first computer model went on sale. Apple I cost $ 666 and 66 cents, and a total of 200 copies were produced before it was time for the successor Apple II, launched on April 16, 1977.

Apple II became a bestseller and it would actually take 16 years before the model stopped being manufactured. By then, six million copies had been sold around the world.

The first Macintosh computer was launched in 1984, then came in turn Ipod 2001, Iphone 2007, Ipad 2010 and Apple Watch 2014.

Steve Wozniak left Apple as early as 1985, but he receives an annual compensation of $ 120,000 from the company he founded.

Steve Jobs passed away in October 2011, but interest in the company’s products continued to grow. In August 2018, Apple became the first company in history with a market capitalization of 1,000 billion dollars and since a while back, the company is worth more than 2,000 billion dollars.