Tim Cook celebrates 45 years of Apple with these words from Steve Jobs

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What you need to know

  • Apple is celebrating 45 years since the day it was founded.
  • Tim Cook has joined the celebrations with words from Steve Jobs.

Tim Cook has joined the celebrations of Apple's 45th birthday, marking the anniversary of its founding with words from founder Steve Jobs.

In a tweet Cook stated:

As Apple celebrates 45 years today, I'm reminded of Steve's words from many years ago: "It's been an amazing journey so far, yet we have barely begun." Thanks to every member of our Apple family for all you've done to enrich lives. Here's to the next 45 years & beyond!

Apple was founded on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak (and technically Ronald Wayne). The first product, the Apple I, was the iconic first computer that still commands massive demand as a collectible.

Recently an Apple 1 computer was listed on eBay at the price of $1.5 million. Apple would go on to release a string of iconic products including its Mac computer lineup, as well as the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Today, Apple is a $2 trillion business with an active installed base of more than 1.6 billion devices, including over a billion iPhones.

Apple's legendary founder Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College in 1973, and a single-page hand written job application of his recently went under the hammer for a whopping $222,000. From that report:

A handwritten job application from 1973 has sold for a mind-boggling $222,400 or £162,000. The reason? It was penned by none other than Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs.Jobs reportedly completed the application in 1973 after dropping out of Reed College. It was also around a year before Jobs took a role at Atari – a move that saw him meet up with Steve Wozniak. Neither would have imagined that they'd then go on to create the company that gave us the iPhone 12 and so much more.

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