Apple will have its 30th birthday next week, and the Associated Press takes a historical look at where the company came from, where it is today, and all of the ups and downs along the way. “Apple is on more people’s radar now that the company is a major force,” said Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies, a technology consultancy. “And these are all growing pains.”
Apple’s journey began in 1976 when two college dropouts — Jobs, a marketing whiz, and his friend Steve Wozniak, an engineering genius — filed partnership papers on April Fools’ Day, their eyes set on building and selling personal computers. Another friend, Ron Wayne, opted out of the risky venture within two weeks.”