(CNN) -- Here's some background information about Apple, Inc.
Facts: The company declared almost $171 billion in revenue in 2013. It is currently the most valuable company in the world.
It employs approximately 50,000 people in the United States.
Timeline: 1971 - Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak meet through mutual friend Bill Fernandez.
April 1, 1976 - Apple Computers, Inc. is founded by Jobs and Wozniak with the debut of the Apple I.
January 3, 1977 - Apple is incorporated.
February 1977 - Michael Scott becomes Apple's president.
June 1977 - The Apple II, the first personal computer for a mass market, is released to the public.
1978 - Apple releases the Apple Disk II, an external floppy-disk drive.
May 1980 - The Apple III debuts.
December 1980 - Apple conducts an initial public offering of 4.6 million shares at $22 per share, a valuation of approximately $1.8 billion.
1981 - Mike Markkula becomes president and Steve Jobs becomes chairman.
September 1981 - Apple introduces the ProFile hard disk, a 5MB mass storage system.
July 1982 - Apple introduces the Apple Dot Matrix printer.
January 1983 - Apple introduces the Lisa, a new brand of personal computer.
April 1983 - John Sculley becomes president and CEO of Apple.
May 1983 - Apple joins the Fortune 500.
January 22, 1984 - The Macintosh is introduced to the world during the Super Bowl. It launches two days later.
April 1985 - Apple discontinues the Lisa after a disappointing run.
September 16, 1985 - Steve Jobs leaves Apple.
February 1987 - Steve Wozniak resigns from his role at Apple, but technically remains an employee.
March 1987 - Apple releases the Macintosh II, the first color Mac.
March 1988 - Apple files a lawsuit against Microsoft for copyright infringement.
September 1989 - Apple releases the Macintosh Portable.
November 1990 - Michael Spindler becomes Apple's president.
May 1991 - Apple announces QuickTime, a digital media player.
June 1993 - Michael Spindler becomes CEO while John Sculley becomes Apple chairman.
August 1993 - Apple's suit against Microsoft is dismissed.
October 1993 - John Sculley resigns, and Mike Markkula takes his place.
February 1996 - Gil Amelio becomes the chairman and CEO of Apple.
December 1996 - Apple buys NeXT Software, Steve Jobs' second company.
January 1997 - Steve Jobs comes back to Apple as an adviser.
July 9, 1997 - Gil Amelio resigns.
August 1997 - Microsoft and Apple announce a five-year technology alliance.
September 16, 1997 - Steve Jobs becomes interim CEO.
May 1998 - Apple changes its OS strategy with the introduction of OS X.
August 15, 1998 - The first iMac, an all-in-one version of the Macintosh, ships out.
September 1999 - Apple releases the iBook, a more economical laptop than the PowerBook.
January 2000 - Steve Jobs officially becomes CEO.
2001 - iTunes, Apple's digital media player, is created.
March 24, 2001 - OS X debuts.
October 23, 2001 - The iPod makes its debut.
January 2002 - Apple debuts the flat-panel G4 iMac, marking the end of CRTs for the company.
January 2003 - Apple releases iLife, a suite that includes iPhoto, iMovie, and iTunes, along with Safari, Apple's web browser.
April 28, 2003 - Apple introduces the iTunes Store.
October 2003 - Apple releases iTunes for Windows.
January 2004 - The iPod mini is introduced.
June 2004 - iTunes Store goes international with introductions in France, Germany and the UK.
October 2004 - The iPod gets its first color screen.
January 2005 - Apple introduces the Mac mini and the iPod shuffle.
September 2005 - Apple introduces the iPod nano.
January 2006 - Apple rolls out its first Intel-based Macs, the iMac and the MacBook Pro.
January 9, 2007 - The iPhone is unveiled to the world, and the company changes its name to Apple, Inc.
January 2008 - Apple announces the Macbook Air, their thinnest laptop at the time.
January 27, 2010 - The iPad is announced to the world.
June 6, 2011 - Apple announces iCloud, an online media storage system.
October 5, 2011 - Steve Jobs dies.
October 23, 2012 - Apple announces the iPad mini.
February 6, 2013 - iTunes sells its 25 billionth song.
August 9, 2013 - In one of many patent lawsuits between the tech giants, Apple wins two of six patent infringements against Samsung.
March 2014 - Apple sells their 500 millionth iPhone.
May 28, 2014 - Apple announces deal to buy Beats for $3 billion.
June 9, 2014 - Apple conducts a stock split, bringing the price down from $647.50 to $92.50.
September 9, 2014 - Apple unveils several new products: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a mobile payment service, called ApplePay, and the AppleWatch, a wearable computer/watch.
December 16, 2014 - Apple wins an antitrust lawsuit brought by eight million iPod owners who alleged that Apple abused its monopoly power in the music industry to force out competition.