Apple was founded 45 years ago, on April 1, 1976

The Apple of 1976 should be unrecognizable compared to today’s gigantic corporation, and yet key early decisions by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and more, are still having their effect today.

Apple's original founders. L-R: Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Ron WayneApple’s original founders. L-R: Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Ron Wayne

Today Apple is in the third act of its story. Back in the 1970s, it had its exciting first act, then it went through turmoil in the 1990s for its second, before ultimately becoming the textbook American success story. You can start a multinational, multi-billion dollar company in a garage.

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