Apple Computer, Inc.

Cupertino, California based high school friends Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs produced their first computer, the single-board Apple I, in a garage workshop in 1976. After selling 200 or so of the computer, Jobs attracted the attention of some investors, co-founding Apple Computer with Wozniak, and introducing the Apple II computer in 1977.

It was the engineering skill of Wozniak (known affectionately as “Woz”) the marketing ability of Jobs, and the hard work of many of the early employees that contributed to Apple’s early success.

Apple was the first company to mass market the graphical user interface in their Macintosh computer, introduced in 1984, a product that re-defined personal computing.