Apple celebrates 40 years this week, a period in which the American brandhas continued to be innovative, first in computers before revolutionising music players, smartphones, tablets and connected the watches. The company was officially founded on April 1st, 1976.

An Apple history

  • 1976: the Apple I. The first computer sold by Apple is rudimentary and far from being a sales success, but it allowedSteve Wozniak and Steve Jobs to give life to their wildest projects. The few copies still functioning are exchanged for gold today.
  • 1984: the Macintosh. Unveiled with great fanfare in a commercial that became legendary, the Macintosh 128K includes a 3.5-inch floppy drive, word processing applications and drawing. A few months later, Apple launched the Macintosh 512K. This range of computers also comes with a complete operating system, which is then called "System" before taking the name "Mac OS" in 1991.
  • 1998: the iMac. This new series of all-in-one consumer PC signs the renewal of Apple in conjunction with the return to power of Steve Jobs. Mainstream success, iMac stands out from conventional PC by its innovative design (all components are included with the monitor) and bright colors.
  • 2001: the iPod. With this portable media player, Apple proposes to put in thepocket one'sentire discography, digitised. The success of the original model is considerable, and the iPod will suffer over the years a number of variations (mini, nano, shuffle, touch ...).
  • 2003: the iTunes Store. In order to supply digitalmusic to theiPod and Mac users, Apple launched the iTunes Store, the music sales platform. More than 40 billion songs have since been purchased and downloaded from this indispensable platform which also offers a wide range of videos (clips, series, movies).
  • 2006: the MacBook. In its various forms (polycarbonate shell and aluminum unibody polycarbonate), the MacBook has experienced a resounding success. A new generation was also born in 2015, in parallel with the MacBook Air range.
  • 2007: the iPhone. A major innovation, the iPhone has revolutionised the mobile phone with its touchscreen, Wi-Fi and its comprehensive and intuitive operating system (iOS).It has sold nearly 800 million iPhones worldwide.
  • 2008: the App Store. It was launched is on the occasion of the release of the iPhone 3G, an online store of applications compatible with iOS. Eight years later, more than a million apps are available and Apple claims over 100 billion downloads via this platform.
  • 2010: the iPad. Apple decides torelease a9.7-inch tablet repeating the same principle of the iPhone, with the same operating system andsimilarapplications. The success was immediate, and declined since the 2013 mini iPad (7.9 inches) and 2015 Pro iPad (12.9 inches).
  • 2015: Apple Watch. Presented in 2014 but marketed in the spring of 2015, the Apple Watch is a chic accessory, available in versions sport and luxury (Hermes series). It allows you to interact with your iPhone to communicate, manage its presence on social networks, trigger the camera or even play music.