Apple turns 40 on April 1st, celebrations begin with a 40 seconds-long ad spot

Apple turns 40 on April 1st, celebrations begin with a 40 seconds-long ad spot
According to our website's analytics software, for most of our readers, Apple has always been during their lifetime. And that's no surprise, for the company is turning 40 in just 11 days from now—on April 1st.

Back in 1976, Steve Jobs along with Steve Wozniak and the oft-forgotten Ronald Wayne, founded Apple. The two Steves would go on to establish what today is the richest company on the planet, with over $200 billion in cash reserves and long-term market securities, while Mr. Wayne's story would turn into a fascinating, attention-grabbing story for popular media. That's also no surprise, as had Wayne held onto his 10% share in the company, today he'd be one of the largest Apple stockholders, with a slice valued at $5.9 billion in market capitalization. Crazy, huh? Especially if you consider that the guy sold his stake for a total of $2,300 by 1977. Even in `77 money, that's less than a pittance in comparison.

Money aside, Apple has a lot to be proud of. In that stretch of time, the company came up with hits such as the Macintosh, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad among others. While this is no news, Apple again reminded us that as of January this year, its products are actively used by over a billion people around the world. And even though Apple's CEO Tim Cook has been at the reins for nearly 5 years now, those are undeniably some big shoes to fill, and so we sure share Apple's boss' hopefulness that the next 40 years will be just as eventful and full of innovation.

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17 Comments

1. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 2015

I miss Steve.

4. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

He doesn't deserve to be missed or respected. He was a scum.

6. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

he was talking about wozniak

7. canner

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

does anyone respect your opion?

14. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Who cares? It's his freedom of speech.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then you won't deserve to be missed either.

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

40 years of patent trolling

3. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

And bullying also stealing ideas and claiming thier own. Wait, while also riping off people.

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

even their birthdate is at april fool.. their whole company is a joke

13. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

LMAO, you've a weird art of humour. :

5. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

i wonder what happens when you set your date back to 1976

8. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

40 years old and yet a certain company that's not yet even 18 years is kicking their butts in smartphones. Lol.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's stupid, considering Apple's been doing phones since 07, with a couple prior years of R&D.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Age is only a number. APPLE is older than Microsoft, but you wouldn't think that. Apple had a 5 year head start on Microsoft, today you could find people who wouldn't believe that if you told them. Apple had almost year headscart on Android. But again which on great faster? But many companies make money the old fashion way, they earn it by giving you things you want to encourage buying vs Apple fooling people into buying them. Apple jumped on things others past. Like the guy offering an idea for a portable music player was turn down by Real. Apple was like yes just what we need and the iPod was born. After that there was nowhere to go but up.

15. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

It's a way of giving the finger to the other fandoms saying they do not care. Happy anniversary, Apple.

16. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

40 years too long! The next 40 will never happen, Apple is slowly dying!

17. andrewkb

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 04, 2016

apple is the biggest april fools joke ever..

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