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APPLE INC. by Peter Zavitsanos Cis1055 Sec 002 2/17/10 . Apple History . On April Fool's Day, 1976, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs released the Apple I computer and started Apple Computers. The Apple I was the first with a single circuit board used in a computer.
Apple History • On April Fool's Day, 1976, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs released the Apple I computer and started Apple Computers. The Apple I was the first with a single circuit board used in a computer. • Jobs is the 194th richest man in the world. He is worth an estimated $3.7 billion dollars. • Jobs and Wozniak created what is now one of the most powerful companies known to date Peter Zavitsanos Section 002
Most Successful Apple Products • The ipod, released in 2001 became a huge hit after winning the competition over all other mp3 players released during that time. • 73% of all mp3 players used are ipods • In 2007, it officially took over the universal household name synonymous with a portable music device over the Sony Walkman. • The ipod touch is the most advanced ipod to date, having over 22 million sold already. Peter Zavitsanos Section 002
iphone • The iphone is one of the most popular high-tech devices known to date. • In 2009, over 4.4 million were sold and in 2008, 13.6 million were sold. • Morgan Stanley estimated correctly that there would be a huge slaughtering of T-Mobiles g2 google phone by the iphone. There was a purchase ratio of 12:1 iphones:g2 phones Peter Zavitsanos Section 002
Macbook • Apple computers are getting more and more popular. The sleek, simple design and webcam features included with these computers have caused the sales to skyrocket over the past few years. • Another feature that comes with all apple computers is the service plans and warranty. It doesn’t matter whether the computer has been sold down 3 times, the warranty is still active and the stores are extremely helpful to users. Peter Zavitsanos Section 002
Apples Competition • Originally IBM was the biggest competitor to Apple. • Today, Dell, Microsoft, and HP are the biggest competitors. • Microsoft is still the biggest company with a market capital worth $252.69 Billion. Apple is second at $183.66 Billion. • Apple does have a quarterly growth of over double that of Microsoft. Click to jump forward to Apples recent news about new competition Peter Zavitsanos Section 002
Recent News • HP plans to beat Apple iPad price, Microsoft Courier still in works • According to the Wall Street Journal, executives from HP plan to make some modifications and add features on their upcoming slate to beat Apples ipad by quality, and price. • Microsoft is also coming out with a new dual-screen “Courier” that is supposedly going to be superior to the ipad. • By the end of March, Dell, Sony, and Acer also plan to release tablets of their own. • The ipad was the first tablet to fuel the fire for other companies, and they are now on a mission to beat it out. We will see many new products in the tablet line in the near future. Go back to review the competition again after seeing the news. Peter Zavitsanos Section 002
Apple Stock Trend Over 2 Years Peter Zavitsanos Section 002
For More Information • Visit: • http://www.apple.com • Apple Finance Information • Apple History • Apple Store Peter Zavitsanos Section 002