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The History of Apple Computer Company When thinking about purchasing a computer most people consider Microsoft to be the only choice Apples Macintosh computers have been around for twenty years and are the competition of which few people are aware Despite trouble with Microsoft in the mid 90s Apple and their Macintosh remain a powerful competitor to Microsofts Windows based systems In their thirty years of existence Apple has overcome many hurdles and is still one of the top-selling computer companies In 1975 Steve Wozniak co-founder of Apple began work on the Apple I Little did he know that it was the precursor to one of the most successful computer series After a year of hard work in March of 1976 he submitted his Apple I to his employer at the time Hewlett Packard Sanford Unfortunately for him Hewlett Packard rejected this 800 computer but Wozniak was not about to quit Sanford On April 1 1976 the Apple Computer Company was founded Despite the Apple Is early introduction the Apple Computer Company did not take off until the release of the Apple II Sanford Although the Apple II was wildly successful its fame ended quickly Computer IBM released their PC personal computer in 1981 Computer It quickly began to dominate the computer industry Computer Later in 1981 due to competition Apple ran into serious financial trouble Sanford Apple had to lay off 40 employees and Wozniak was injured in a plane crash Sanford Apple then decided to team up with a foundling company called Microsoft to make software for their latest computer the Macintosh Powered by the 68000 series processors the first Macintoshs would later revolutionize the way people used computers upon its release Parker 16 The IBM PCs at that time had to literally be told what to do by the user The user operated them by entering a series of commands in a text based operating system called DOS disk operating system This
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