Apple Timeline, 1976-80

<1981-1985>
Year
Apple
Other
1976
  • Steve Wozniak works for Hewlett-Packard
  • Steve Jobs works for Atari.
  • 04.01: Apple Computer incorporates.
  • Apple I introduced for $666.66.
  • Shugart introduces 5.25" floppy.
  • BYTE magazine begins.
  • Micro-soft is one year old.
1977
  • Apple moves out of Steve Jobs' garage.
  • Apple II introduced with 4 KB RAM in April for $1,298.
  • Apple logo designed.
  • TRS-80 introduced by Tandy.
  • Commodore PET introduced.
  • CP/M marketed by Digital Research.
1978
  • Apple moves into new corporate headquarters.
  • Apple introduces 5.25" floppy drive.
  • Apple licenses BASIC from Microsoft.
  • Microsoft SoftCard lets Apple II use CP/M.
  • Intel releases 16-bit 8086 CPU.
1979
  • Apple II Plus introduced with 48 KB RAM for $1,195.
  • Apple targets education market
1980
  • May: Apple III introduced.
  • Apple goes public with 4.6 million shares, largest offering since Ford Motor in 1956.
  • Apple has over 1,000 employees.
  • One million personal computers in US
  • Novell announces networking software.
<1981-1985>

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