Apple Logo – Apple Inc . (pronounced [æpəl ˌ ɪŋk] ) is a multinational U.S. based in Cupertino , California , which designs and produces electronic equipment and software . products include hardware -known of the company has teams Macintosh , the iPod , the iPhone and the iPad . Among the software found the Apple operating system Mac OS X , the operating system IOS , the multimedia content browser iTunes , the suite iLife (multimedia and creativity software), the suite iWork (productivity software), Final Cut Studio ( a suite of professional video editing), Logic Studio (audio editing software for audio tracks) Xsan (software for exchanging data between servers), Aperture (RAW image editing software), and the web browser Safari .
The company operates more than 317 stores in nine countries, thousands of dealers (mainly premium distributors or Apple Premium Resellers ) and an online store (available in several countries) where they sell their products and provide technical assistance.Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak met in 1971 when a mutual friend, Bill Fernandez , introduced Wozniak, who was 21 years old, Jobs, then 16 years. Steve Wozniak, who liked to be called Woz , always felt a great attraction for electronics in general, designing since I was little circuits on paper and then try to optimize the maximum. Given his penchant for electronics, Woz “sponsorship” to other kids who like the subject, as Bill Fernandez or the same Steve Jobs .
Wozniak soon began devoting more and more time building your own computer paper. After relatively unsuccessful attempts, their efforts finally resulted in what became the Apple I . Following the presentation of your computer in the computer club Homebrew Computer Club and astound participants, Jobs quickly saw the business opportunity, so it began marketing the computer and other computer enthusiasts the Homebrew Computer Club and other electronics stores digital.
Soon they began to receive small orders built computers themselves with hand-made machines, selling about 200 copies of his machine Apple I . They were joined by more friends, but the benefits were limited to the Apple I and began to seek funding. Finally, Jobs met Mike Markkula , who agreed to invest $ 250,000 USD, thus creating the April 1 , 1976, Apple Computer. In total, were produced and sold about two hundred units at the unit USD $ 666.66, but the success was such that they could not cope with such demand. The features of the Apple I was limited by the lack of money available to Jobs and Wozniak. In fact, to build the prototype, Jobs had to sell his truck and Woz your HP programmable calculator.