Apples Empire

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  • World War II

    World War II
    The United States joined World War II against Germany. The United States played an important role with Britain.
  • The Cold War

    The Cold War
    Through the policy of containment, the US tried to stop the spread of Soviet influence worldwide in several levels at once: military, political, ideological, economic.
  • China Independent

    China Independent
    China became fiercely in-dependent following the Sino-Soviet split, when China opposed Soviet moves toward peaceful coexistence with the United States.
  • Growing Affiliation

    Growing Affiliation
    China’s leaders developed a growing affiliation with the United States, starting with a dramatic visit to China by US president Richard Nixon in 1972.
  • Fall of South Vietnam

    Fall of South Vietnam
    The fall of South Vietnam appeared to signal U.S. weakness, especially combined with U.S. setbacks in the Middle East.
  • Apple Computer Company

    Apple Computer Company
    Apple Computer was founded through a contract signed by its three shareholders: Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs and Ron Wayne.
  • Apple II

    Apple II
    The final Apple II model was presented to the public, becoming what is now known as a personal computer.
  • Apparent Weakness

    Apparent Weakness
    In this period of apparent U.S. weakness, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. But the Soviet Union could not suppress rebel armies sup-plied by the opposing superpower.
  • Apple III

    Apple III
    The Apple III was released, technical failures and other problems with the machine resulted in recalls and damage to Apple's reputation.
  • Apple Stock Market

    Apple Stock Market
    Apple entered the stock market. At that time, a small number of Apple employees owned company shares.
  • Super Powers

    Super Powers
    The United States and the Soviet Union became the two super-powers of the post–World War II era.
  • Macintosh

    Apple launched the Macintosh, the first personal computer to be sold without a programming language.
  • Liberal Trading Regime

    Liberal Trading Regime
    China developed close ties with both the United States and Russia and joined the world´s liberal trading regime
  • Ipod

    Apple released its first version of the iPod, a portable music player that allowed users to store "1000 songs in your pocket."
  • World Affairs

    World Affairs
    New rifts opened in 2001 between the United States and both China and Europe— possibly signaling a realignment against U.S. predominance in world affairs.
  • 9/11

    United States was attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001. The attack destroyed the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington.
  • The Iphone

    The Iphone
    Apple extended its reach into the consumer electronics market with the release of the iPhone, a smartphone that sold over 6 million units.
  • Iphone 4

    Iphone 4
    Apple released the iPhone 4, which introduced video calling, multitasking, and a new uninsulated stainless steel design that acted as the phone's antenna.
  • Apple Park

    Apple Park
    Apps Park is the headquarters of Apple Inc located in Cupertino, California. It superseded the original headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop, which opened in 1993.
  • Apple Net Worth

    Apple Net Worth
    Apple Inc. has become the first company to cross the $1 trillion mark in market capitalization.