In February 2018, Apple Inc. made history by becoming the world’s first $1trillion company. But the tech giant’s immense success and planetary popularity didn’t just happen overnight. So how did a small startup founded in Steve Jobs’ parents’ garage come to be the most valuable company in the world?
The story starts with Apple I, the first product released in 1976 by Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Almost all of the first 200 units of Apple I were sold within a few months, which prompted Job and Wozniak to introduce its successor, Apple II, in 1977. The next pivotal event for Apple took place December1980 when the company conducted an initial public offering of 4.6 million shares at $22 per share.
The 1980s marked several important milestones for Apple Inc. In January 1983, Apple introduced a new brand of personal computer with a graphical user interface, dubbed the Lisa. Exactly a year later, Apple once again made headlines with the release of the Macintosh computer whose debut is best remembered for the iconic futuristic commercial that aired during the Super Bowl.
The next period, however, was a turbulent one for Apple. If you want to find out more about the bittersweet events that led to Apple becoming a $1 trillion company, take a look at the infographic below by The Watchstrap.co