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Apple Computer Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What is Apple Inc.?
A: Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

In 1976, where did Steve Jobs co-found the company?
A: In the garage of his childhood home on Crist Drive in Los Altos, California.

What was Apple's first product?
A: The Apple I, invented by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

How was it sold?
A: It was sold as an assembled circuit board and lacked basic features such as a keyboard, monitor, and case.

When was Apple Computer Company founded?
A: On April 1, 1976.

Who were the founders?
A: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.

The company's first product, the Apple I, was a computer single-handedly designed and hand-built by whom?
A: Wozniak.

 
Where was it first shown to the public?
A: At the Homebrew Computer Club.

When did the Apple I go on sale?
A: In July 1976.

What was the price?
A: It was market-priced at $666.

When was Apple Computer, Inc. incorporated?
A: On January 3, 1977.

What did Ronald Wayne do?
A: He left and sold his share of the company back to Jobs and Wozniak for $800 only a couple weeks after co-founding Apple.

During the first five years of operations revenues grew how?
A: Exponentially, doubling about every four months.

Between September 1977 and September 1980, yearly sales grew from $775,000 to what?
A: $118 million, an average annual growth rate of 533%.

 
When was the Apple II, also invented by Wozniak, introduced?
A: On April 16, 1977, at the first West Coast Computer Faire.

It differed from its major rivals, the TRS-80 and Commodore PET, because of its what?
A: Character cell-based color graphics and open architecture.

While early Apple II models used ordinary cassette tapes as storage devices, they were superseded by the introduction of a what?
A: A 5 1⁄4-inch floppy disk drive and interface called the Disk II.

The Apple II was chosen to be the desktop platform for what first "killer app" of the business world?
A: VisiCalc, a spreadsheet program.

VisiCalc created a business market for the Apple II and gave home users what?
A: An additional reason to buy an Apple II: compatibility with the office.

Before VisiCalc, Apple had been a distant third place competitor to whom?
A: Commodore and Tandy.

By the end of the 1970s, Apple had a staff of what?
A: Computer designers and a production line.

 
The company introduced the Apple III in May 1980 in an attempt to compete with whom?
A: IBM and Microsoft in the business and corporate computing market.

In 1983 what became the first personal computer sold to the public with a GUI?
A: Lisa, but was a commercial failure due to its high price tag and limited software titles.

On December 12, 1980, Apple went public at $22 per share generating more capital than any IPO since what?
A: Since Ford Motor Company in 1956.

It immediately created how many millionaires?
A: 300

The Macintosh, released in 1984, was the first mass-market personal computer that featured what?
A: An integral graphical user interface and mouse.

In 1984, Apple launched what?
A: The Macintosh, the first personal computer to be sold without a programming language.

Its debut was signified by "1984", a $1.5 million television commercial directed by Ridley Scott that aired during what?
A: The third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984.

 
The commercial is now hailed as a watershed event for Apple's success and was called a "masterpiece" by CNN and one of the greatest commercials of all time by whom?
A: TV Guide.

The Macintosh initially sold well, but follow-up sales were not strong due to what?
A: Its high price and limited range of software titles.

The machine's fortunes changed with the introduction of what?
A: The LaserWriter, the first PostScript laser printer to be sold at a reasonable price, and PageMaker, an early desktop publishing package.

It has been suggested that the combination of these three products were responsible for the creation of what?
A: The desktop publishing market.

The Macintosh was particularly powerful in the desktop publishing market due to what?
A: Its advanced graphics capabilities, which had necessarily been built in to create the intuitive Macintosh GUI.

In 1985, a power struggle developed between Jobs and whom?
A: CEO John Sculley, who had been hired two years earlier.

The Apple board of directors instructed Sculley to do what?
A: To “contain" Jobs and limit his ability to launch expensive forays into untested products.

 
Rather than submit to Sculley's direction, Jobs attempted to what?
A: Oust him from his leadership role at Apple.

Sculley found out that Jobs had been attempting to organize a coup and called a board meeting at which Apple's board of directors sided with whom?
A: Sculley and removed Jobs from his managerial duties.

Jobs resigned from Apple and founded what?
A: NeXT Inc.

Wozniak also left Apple in 1985 to pursue other ventures, stating what?
A: That the company had "been going in the wrong direction for the last five years".

The Macintosh Portable, released in 1989, was Apple's first what?
A: Battery-powered portable Macintosh personal computer.

The Christmas season of 1989 was the first in the company's history that saw what?
A: Declining sales, and led to a 20% drop in Apple's stock price.

Later that year, Apple introduced what three lower cost models?
A: The Macintosh Classic, Macintosh LC and Macintosh IIsi.

 
In 1991, Apple introduced what?
A: The PowerBook.

The Powerbook design set the current shape for almost all what?
A: Modern laptops.

The same year, Apple introduced System 7, a major upgrade to the operating system which added color what to the interface?
A: Color and introduced new networking capabilities.

The success of the PowerBook and other products brought what?
A: Increasing revenue.

For some time, Apple was doing incredibly well, introducing fresh new products and generating what?
A: Increasing profits in the process.

The magazine MacAddict named the period between 1989 and 1991 as the what?
A: The "first golden age" of the Macintosh.

When the Apple IIe was was discontinued?
A: In 1993.

 
The Penlite was Apple's first attempt at what?
A: A tablet computer.

A series of major product flops and missed deadlines sullied Apple's reputation, and Sculley was replaced as CEO by whom?
A: Michael Spindler.

In 1994, Apple allied with IBM and Motorola in the AIM alliance with the goal of creating a new what?
A: A new computing platform (the PowerPC Reference Platform), which would use IBM and Motorola hardware coupled with Apple software.

The AIM alliance hoped that PReP's performance and Apple's software would leave the PC where?
A: Far behind and thus counter Microsoft.

The same year, Apple introduced the Power Macintosh, the first of many Apple computers to use what?
A: Motorola's PowerPC processor.

In 1996, Spindler was replaced by whom?
A: Gil Amelio as CEO.

Amelio made numerous changes at Apple, including what?
A: Extensive layoffs and he cut costs.

 
After numerous failed attempts to improve Mac OS, first with the Taligent project and later with Copland and Gershwin, Amelio chose to do what?
A: Purchase NeXT and its NeXTSTEP operating system and bring Steve Jobs back to Apple.

At the 1997 Macworld Expo, Jobs announced that Apple would join Microsoft to release new versions of what?
A: Microsoft Office for the Macintosh.

On November 10, 1997, Apple introduced what?
A: The Apple Online Store, which was tied to a new build-to-order manufacturing strategy.

The NeXT deal was finalized on February 9, 1997, bringing Jobs back to Apple as a what?
A: As an advisor.

On July 9, 1997, Amelio was ousted by the board of directors after what?
A: Overseeing a three-year record-low stock price and crippling financial losses.

Jobs acted as the interim CEO and began doing what?
A: Restructuring the company's product line.

It was during this period that he identified the design talent of whom?
A: Jonathan Ive, and the pair worked collaboratively to rebuild Apple's status.

 
 
On August 15, 1998, Apple introduced what new all-in-one computer reminiscent of the Macintosh 128K?
A: The iMac.

The iMac design team was led by Ive, who would later design what?
A: The iPod and the iPhone.

The iMac featured modern technology and a unique design, and sold how many units in its first five months?
A: Almost 800,000.