Apple was established on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. Former Apple Computer Inc., is now Apple Inc. centrally based in Cupertino, California. Apple's first product was the Apple I personal computer kit which was originally hand-built by Steve Wozniak. The kits began selling on July 1976 and were a simplified version of today’s personal computer, consisting of just a motherboard, processor and RAM, without a keyboard, monitor or case. On April 16, 1977 the Apple II was born which was different to its competitors TRS-80 and Commodore PET, because of it's open architecture and (cell-based) color graphics.
Coming in second to Samsung as the largest information technology company on earth and third in mobile phone sales following Samsung and Nokia. Apple is primarily known for designing, developing and selling consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers. They are best know for there hardware product line consisting of Mac personal computers, the Ipad tablet computer, the Iphone smartphone and iPod music player. Apple develops personal computer operating systems OS X and IOS, creative/production software iLife and iWork, a web browser named Safari and media browser iTunes. On January 3rd, 1977, Apple incorporated without Ronald Wayne who sold his share of company stock back to the company for $800. On December 12, 1980, they went public and shares began at $22 each which created more capital than any other Initial Public Offering since 1956 with Ford Motor Company’s public offering.
There are approximately 394 Apple Store locations throughout 14 countries as of November 2012. Coming in second as the largest publicly traded corporation worth approximately $414 billion on January 2013. Apple employees 72,800 people full-time, 3,300 people temporarily (as of Sept. 29, 2012) and generates revenue over $156 billion a year throughout the world in 2012. In a internal company memo on January 17, 2011, Steve Jobs announced that he was going to take a medical leave of absence for a undefined period of time to focus on his health. On June 2011 Jobs made his last product launch on stage, unveiling the iCloud. As of March 2013, Apple announced a new patent for a augmented reality (AR) system which can identify live objects during streaming video and present information associated to these objects.
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