Tech Spotlight: Apple
Apple is quite possibly one of the most globally known tech brands in modern history. 64% of Americans own apple products, and an apple device exists in almost every country.
The history of everyone’s favorite startup is an entrepreneur’s dream. The story begins with one garage, three friends, and an idea. The most famous names in apple history books are Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. The forgotten third is named Ronald Wayne, who takes a large amount of credit for the creative genius behind the iMac, iPod, and iPhone.
Jobs and Wozniak were introduced by a friend in 1971, who would later be one of the first Apple employees. The two Steve’s connected not only with their love for technology but their passion for pranks. They both attended the Homebrew Computer Club and was inspired by MITS’ build-it-yourself approach.
While Wozniak made the computer, Jobs was the one who brokered the deal to sell the Apple I. The company he sent it to, the Byte Shop, was going out on a limb: the Apple I didn’t exist in any significant numbers, and Apple Computer Inc didn’t have the resources to fulfill the order. After that, Apple continued its successes and became a formidable person in the tech world. Apple continues to succeed and thrive, and it is a wonder what may come next.