Timeline Description: The Apple computer helped change the way that people functioned around the world. They took a machine that was unreachable to most people, and they put it down on their level; this changed the face of the world.
|1955||Steve Jobs is born
Steven Paul Jobs was born in California. His parents gave him up for adoption, and he was raised by an adopted family—the Jobs family.
|1968||Jobs gets an internship with Hewlett-Packard
Steve was innovative and very interested in electronics. He approached Bill Hewlett of Hewlett-Packard, looking for advice and parts—instead he was offered an internship with HP.
|1976||Apple Computers is born
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created what is known as the Apple Computer. They sold the computers as kits, and they were known as the Apple I.
|January 1977||Apple Incorporated
Together, Steve Jobs and Steve Jozniak moved the company forward. They went on to incorporate Apple in 1977.
|June 1977||Release of the Apple II
The "Steves" went on to make the Apple II, their second computer. It was enhanced with colorful graphics and sounds, and it quickly caught on.
|1984||The introduction of the Macintosh
The first Apple computer was the Macintosh. Before that time, most people didn't even understand computers, but Apple helped open new doors by making computers accessible to everyone; it was a fad that quickly caught fire.
|1985||Steve Jobs leaves Apple
Apple's CEO John Sculley masterminded the ousting of Steve Jobs from the company. However, Jobs went willingly, saying he was only 30 years old and had more to do with his life.
|1996||Steve Jobs returns to Apple
During the eleven years he was gone from Apple, Jobs created NeXT software, which eventually created Pixar and the movie Toy Story. Apple purchased NeXT, and Jobs returned to Apple as an adviser.
|1997||A partnership with Microsoft
In a $150 million deal, Apple teamed up with Microsoft. They put Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer on the Apple computers.
After opening the Apple Store, which allowed customers to customize their computers, Apple came out with a new, compact computers. It was called the iMac, and it was a hit.
|January 2001||iTunes is introduced
iTunes was a revolutionary music application in its time. It was available only to Mac users.
|October 2001||Apple comes out with the iPod
The introduction of the iPod set the music world on fire. It became an instant hit, and has sold hundreds of millions of units.
Apple continued rolling out new products. In a single year they introduced the iPod Shuffle, iPod Nana, and the iPod with video.
|2006||Disney buys Pixar from Apple
Disney officially purchased Pixar from Apple in 2006. Steve Jobs joined Disney's board.
|2007 and beyond||Apple expands
Apple's inoventions would continue for years. They came out with the iPhone and the App Store, and eventually the iPad.