Apple turns 40 today


On April 1, 1976, one of the most influential tech companies got founded. Three Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne co-founded Apple exactly 40 years ago today in the garage of Steve Jobs home on 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos, California. 

Their first product — the Apple I — was invented by Wozniak and hit the shelves in July 1976 with a price tag of exactly $666.66. Fast forward 40 years into the future, and Apple is one of the largest companies in the world. Such a feat was not an easy one, though. 

There was even a time — on July 8, 1982 — when Apple's shares were worth merely 17 cents. 


Ever since, Apple's name has been a constant in the world of tech. Actually, the company that the two Steves, Jobs and Wozniak, founded was one of the main instigators behind the explosive growth of the computer industry. And that's totally not the single business niche Apple has laid the foundations of or rekindled: it brought new life to portable media players with the iPod, kickstarted the tablet market, and finally, re-imagined the mobile industry with the iPhone. It's the main driver of its revenue and we are sure it's going nowhere.


Here's to 40 years of Apple history and let the journey never end. 

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37 Comments

1. Arschsalat

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

And 9 years almost the same ios Design. INNOVATIOOOOOOOOOONNNN !!!!

6. Saioofi

Posts: 343; Member since: May 23, 2014

Butthurt

8. Arschsalat

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

i can customize the same design on my Android Phone. But it looks boring and childish

14. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Butthurt

19. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

The problem is you're focusing on the things in life that don't really matter. When I was a kid I had hopes and dreams. We all did. But over time, the daily grind gets in the way and you miss the things that really matter, even though they are right in front of you, staring you in the face. I think the next time you should ask yourself "Am I on the right track here?". I don't mean to be rude but people like you I really pity. So maybe you could use the few brain cells you have and take advantage of the knowledge I have given you now. Good luck.

22. Unordinary unregistered

He doesn't know what is right in front of him because his phones terrible RAM management makes it disappear all the time.

32. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I cant believe Apple's 1GB phones have better ram management and are able to keep more tabs open for longer including apps than the Note and Galaxy phones.

21. AlikMalix unregistered

It's just an article about an event and yet the trolls can't resist - what is going on with these android users? Their brain gets late updates too?

24. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Yes you can, but your phone will never be the legend phone: the iPhone!!!!

26. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

You seem to be really ignorant about not knowing the term "jailbreak". It just shows how the fandroid community revolves around pure ignorance.

39. Iodine

Posts: 1481; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

More like 9 years of the same, old never-ending iOS hate.

2. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Wow Happy Birthday Apple!

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Hah! Steve Wozniak recently stated, Apple didn't actually start in a garage at that home. He said they didn't stage anything their or build anything there. Happy 40th iApple iNC.

9. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

but discussions and ideas probably started there.

17. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

He said the ideas were thought up in the house and the garage was more of a metaphor for how they began.

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

EDIT: Happy Birthday. And in 3 days, MS is 41.

5. Saioofi

Posts: 343; Member since: May 23, 2014

Happy birthday Apple! You've come a long way

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

10. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Huh?...

18. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I didn't mean to discredit Apple or troll Apple fans. I intended to notify PA of this news so that they publish an article on this.

23. Unordinary unregistered

An article on how the SE, a phone with a 1600mah battery, gets 22-26hours of standby time, as well as an average of 7-9 hours SoT :)

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31069; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Today's popcorn article. Post 1 is typical stupidity.

27. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

"Ignorance is bliss" I always say.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31069; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True words my man.

16. submarinerz

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 24, 2016

To Apple : Happy Bday... Respect To Phonearena : great article, please keep making those stupid fanboy goes crazy

20. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I always knew there was something evil about apple , just by the price tag of exactly $666.66 lol

25. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Kudos to Apple for bringing products I love using everyday.

28. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

So the whole Apple thing has always been an April fool's ... everything is clear now...

29. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

I passed by an Apple Store myself today and I checked the new iPhone SE. I was comparing it with my 5S, seemed 99% identical. The SE's camera seemed really good though and surprisingly the front facing camera was also really more detailed versus the 5s's front facing camera, even thought they are the same megapixels. In any case, I then checked the Live Photos option that you get with the 6s, and that's when I started to really get disappointed. For those who don't know, you can use Live Photos to create your own live wallpapers (well kind of) for your lockscreen, that's what makes Live Photos cool in my opinion since apple barely provides any live wallpaper on its own. Now here is the thing, on the 6S, you activate the Live Photos with a 3D Touch. On the SE, you activate it with a long press (proving that 3D Touch is less important than advertised at the moment), but you can only do so while viewing a live photo from the photo app but when I tried using the live photo on the lockscreen as a live wallpaper I was unable to activate the live animation with a long press!!! And that's just ridiculous, there is zero reason for them to do something like that, they just publicly gave you the freedom to activate Live Photos without 3D Touch and then they restrict you from doing the same thing from the lockscreen!! That's insanely stupid, not to mention that any 40$ android and above has such a simple feature as live wallpapers and apple just limit you and restricts of such a simple feauture in 2016!!! SHAME on you apple, shame on you x3. Out of all the features you gave on the SE you decided to lock a basic feauture (albeit, a nice one) such as this. And they call it: Special Edition, HA HA. So no happy birthday to you Apple!

36. AlikMalix unregistered

As an iOS fan, I found Live Photos to be a gimmick... I'm glad someone found them useful....

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