Happy birthday Apple!

Apple icon Today is a special day for any Apple fanboy out there. On April the 1st 1976, Apple Computers Inc was founded by Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne and Steve Wozniak and the first ever Apple I personal computer kit was created in Steve Jobs’ parents’ living room. Since then, Apple has gone through many ups and downs of which memorable moments we remember Steve Jobs’ outing in 1985, his triumphant return in 1996 with the acquisition of NeXT by Apple, the release of the first Powerbook in 1991, the Apple Store in 1997, the iPod in 2001, the iPhone in 2007 and the Macbook Air in 2008.

Although Apple’s market share in terms of computers in no way matches that of PCs, it has managed to create such a powerful brand image that any announcement it makes is instantly reported on worldwide. Just look at the release of the iPhone at last year’s Macworld convention, followed by millions around the world. And with the iTunes Store and the iPod, Apple has turned into a major player in the digital music world. The next step for Apple is the mobile world and the initial success of the iPhone shows Apple is going in the right direction.

Apple do not seem to have prepared anything special for their 32nd birthday. We encourage you to go to the Mac page on Softonic and try out some programs to celebrate more than three decades of Apple computers.

Oh, and did we forget to mention that yesterday was the 10th anniversary of the creation of Mozilla?

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