Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California. Apple is the world’s largest technology company.
Apple was founded as Apple Computer Company on April 1, 1976, by Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs (1955–2011) and Ronald Wayne to develop and sell Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. It was incorporated by Jobs and Wozniak as Apple Computer, Inc. in 1977.
- Formerly: Apple Computer Company (1976–1977); Apple Computer, Inc. (1977–2007)
- Founded: April 1, 1976
- Founders: Steve Jobs; Steve Wozniak; Ronald Wayne
- Website: apple.com
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According to Steve Jobs, the company’s name was inspired by his visit to an apple farm while on a fruitarian diet. Jobs thought the name “Apple” was “fun, spirited and not intimidating.”
Apple’s first logo, designed by Ron Wayne, depicts Sir Isaac Newton sitting under an apple tree. It was almost immediately replaced by Rob Janoff’s “rainbow Apple”, the now-familiar rainbow-colored silhouette of an apple with a bite taken out of it.
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