One of the most expensive companies for 2014 is Apple. According to estimates of the Fortune Global 500, “Yabloko’s” took the fifteenth place of honor in 2014, losing a couple of positions to Samsung Electronics. But in 2012, when Apple reached a value of 500 billion of its own capital, bypassing the oil and gas company Exxon Mobil, Fortun gave the Yablochnik the first place. But even 500 billion dollars are not a record for them, because on February 10, 2015, the maximum world record was recorded at the auction of shares - 122 dollars per share, the estimated value of the company was more than seven hundred billion dollars.

From the first birthday, the Yabloko employees had many managers, among them Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, who entered the Guinness Book of Records as the lowest paid executive director with a daily salary of $ 1.

Who is the founder of Apple

During the existence of the Yabloko financial performance of the company is rapidly growing, then with the same desire to fall down, and the technology direction influenced the company's managers.

Among the significant figures was Steve Wozniak, who became the founder of Apple.

According to statistics from various research centers, the main growth of “Yabloko” was observed during the reigns of Steve Jobs, and the recessions during the years of his absence. Therefore, we can safely call Steve Jobs the main key figure in the development of the company.

Apple founders

Over the years of its existence and growth, there have been many disputes over whether Apple is the founder of Wozniak or Jobs. And is it true that the first Apple computer was assembled in the garage, or was it in the student lab where both Steve worked?

But both Steve, answering the question posed by journalists, evasively avoided answering without taking on themselves the function of the creator. So who officially became the founder of Apple, if you believe the papers? Most sources say that after all, Steve Jobs is the official and sole creator of the company.

From historical background

The official registration of the company took place in April 1976, although Jobs and Wozniak began their activities much earlier, meeting in the garage and assembling the first computer based on the eight-bit microprocessor MOS 6502 Technology.

Many print media that have written and written articles about the history of the creation of Apple, opposite the question "who is the founder of the apple company" indicate: Steve Jobs, although Jobs himself always said:

“Steve Wozniak and I worked together to create the first Apple computer.”

After the official registration of the company, the first Apple-1 computer saw the light, and a little later, the Apple-2, which was sold in millions of copies.

Industry Apple-2 lasted until 1993, somewhat improving from release to release.

Since the Apple-2 computers had few competitors in the 1980s, the main peak of the popularization of the personal computer from Apple players was precisely this period, over five million devices were sold.

However, at the same time, the company experienced the failure, releasing the failure model of the Apple computer-3, which, surprisingly, does not affect the sale of the first shares of the company “Apple”.

Failures continued to haunt the company in 1981, when Steve Wozniak left the company due to a plane crash, and Jobs was forced to dismiss more than 50 employees. Mass layoff was associated with the failure of the project Apple-3.

To raise the company from the bottom, Jobs invited John Sculley to the position of president of the company.

But the business relationship between Jobs and Scully did not exist, and Jobs moves away from the Yabloko, creating the company Next.

Macintosh is born

The famous Macintosh computer first saw the light in 1984. For twenty years, Apple’s company has been manufacturing these computers as a main product, using Motorolla processors and its own operating system, Mac OS.

In the mid-90s, Apple gives a license for the right to use its own OS to other computer manufacturers, but soon the licenses were revoked.

In 1996, the Yabloko company was on the verge of bankruptcy. Losses are more than two billion dollars.

In 1997, the one who is the founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, returns to Yabloko’s, after which the company’s business dramatically rises. The company begins to master new technologies that are not related to computers, and as early as 2001, the first iPod music player was released.

In 2007, Apple released a sensational IPhone, and Steve Jobs began to be called the first person in the world to provide users with pocket-sized Internet.

Three years later, Apple releases the first iPad.

The last three new products released by the company radically change their financial situation, and Apple is becoming the most successful manufacturer in the market of modern gadgets.


The stunning success of the “Yabloko” gave rise to envious, and caring competitors one after another began to flood the company with lawsuits.

Even the Finnish company Nokia is not left behind, and in 2009 filed for “Apple” in court, accused of violating several patents. The court then upheld the claim from Nokia, and “Yabloko” obliged to pay compensation.

While 2 giants were suing, the light saw the line of gadgets from the Samsung Galaxy, as two drops of water similar to the IPhone and the iPad. Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung with the wording “copying software, interface and design” of the aforementioned gadgets, but in response, Samsung filed a lawsuit against Apple Apple with the same wording, which Nokia filed and won in 2009.

The court recognized both companies as violators, satisfying all claims, and obliged to pay compensation to a friend, and also prohibited the sale of popular gadgets on its territory of both companies (the trials took place in South Korea).

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