Apple. is a global software firm that globally produces and supplies digitally enabled gadgets. History of the business. The company was started by late Dorrie Jobs and Steve Wozniak on 04 1, 1976. Jobs and Wozniak trained together in high school and had been close friends.They both dropped out of school and also employed by diverse companies. Dorrie Jobs reached work with Atari while Wozniak worked with Hewlett-Packard. Wozniak made the initial Apple I design in 1976 nonetheless..