Photo gallery: Apple through the ages
What began as the brainchild of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (as well as Ronald Wayne) in 1976, is now the world’s largest information technology company by revenue, and at the forefront of innovative technologies and disruptive trends.
Apple’s flagship tech products have advanced in leaps and bounds over the decades, from the personal computers hand-built by Wozniak in Jobs’ garage, to the iMacs and MacBooks that grace the desks of millions of users around the world.
The Apple 1, available for $666 in 1976, was a personal computer kit complete with a keyboard and monitor. As the first all-in-one microcomputer, it was different to anything else on the market. Then, in 1984, Apple launched the Macintosh, the first personal computer to be sold without a programming language in sight.
What followed was a series of key events and significant shifts, decisions, changes and releases, all leading up to now, when the company champions personal technology amid a slew of competitors, and powers on in a post-Jobs, all mobile era.