Apple Fast Facts

(CNN)Here's some background information about Apple, Inc.

The company had $233.7 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2015.

It employs approximately 110,000 people full time. About half of them work in Apple's retail stores.

    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.

    August 24, 2011 - Steve Jobs resigns as CEO. Tim Cook takes his place.

    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.

    November 22, 2014 - Apple sells and ships their one-billionth iOS device, a 64 gigabyte iPhone 6 Plus.

    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.

    January 27, 2015 - Apple reveals they posted $74.6 billion in revenue in the first fiscal quarter of 2015, the best in the corporation's history.

    June 8, 2015 - Apple unveils Apple Music, a streaming music service, live radio station and social network.

    September 9, 2015 - Apple introduces several new products: two new iPhones, the iPad Pro with a bigger, 12.9-inch screen, new features and colors for the Apple Watch, and a more powerful Apple TV, featuring Siri and a new remote.

    February 3, 2016 - A jury has ordered Apple to pay $626 million in damages after finding that iMessage, FaceTime and other Apple software infringed on another company's patents. In a case that has been bouncing around the court system since 2012, VirnetX accused Apple of violating four of its patents, which mostly involve methods for real-time communications over the Internet.