Apple Inc. was founded on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. Apple computers used to be one of the most iconic American brands and manufacturing achievements. In the late 1970s, Apple began building its computers in the United States, but it soon became apparent that it wasn’t a good fit for their business model. The cost of production was high, the quality of components was low, and labor costs were exorbitant. in this article we will discuss about and apple computers used to built in the US.
Apple co-Founder Steve Wozniak was present at the initial gathering of the Homebrew Computer Club on the 5th of March in 1975, which took place in a garage. After being inspired, the individual began working on a project which later developed into the Apple I computer. After building it for himself and showing it off at the club, he and Steve Jobs gave out schematics to interested members, helping them build and test copies of their own. This was the foundation for their first company – an idea proposed by Jobs: to design and sell a single etched and silkscreened circuit board that people could purchase and use to build their own Apple computers.
Steve Wozniak provided a cost estimate of €916 ($1,000) for board design and €18 ($20) per unit for manufacturing. They set a selling price of €38 ($40) per board, contingent on sufficient interest in the venture. To fund it, Jobs sold his van while Steve Wozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard scientific calculator – an iconic moment in history as these decisions set them on their path to successfully creating one of the world’s most beloved technology companies. The Apple I single handedly revolutionized personal computing, and its contributions still live on today.
Apple Computers were previously manufactured in the United States, but faced challenges
For many decades, Apple computers were built in the United States. This was done to keep up with their commitment of developing the Silicon Valley’s manufacturing culture. However, this attempt proved to be a mess as it wasn’t great for business. In March 1984, there were workers who assembled the Macintosh computers at Apple’s factory in Fremont, California. The workers specialized in building desktop and laptop computers while also using other components such as power supplies and cables that were sourced from other places.
The products made were of excellent quality but at the same time had an overhead cost which was more than double of what was seen with Asian manufacturers where the labor cost was almost negligible due to low wages and long working hours. Even though most of their products have been outsourced ever since this time, American consumers still remember Apple’s early commitment to build their computer products within America’s borders.