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Former CEO John Sculley thinks Apple will disrupt healthcare

Former Apple CEO John Sculley agrees with Tim Cook that healthcare is a great area for Apple to move into. It may even, he suggests, “be the great legacy that [Cook is] talking about.” Tim Cook

Today in Apple history: PowerBook 100 series is a smash hit

October 21, 1991: Apple launches its PowerBook 100 series. The lightweight laptops quickly become one of the most important tech gadgets of all time. These devices almost single-handedly turned

Today in Apple history: The forgotten first Mac with an internal CD-ROM

October 19, 1992: Apple launches the Mac IIvx, the first Macintosh computer to ship with a metal case and, more importantly, an internal CD-ROM drive. The last of the Macintosh II series, the Mac IIvx

Today in Apple history: John Sculley bids Apple a $10 million farewell

October 15, 1993: John Sculley, the CEO responsible for forcing Steve Jobs out of Apple, is forced to leave the company himself. Following a terrible quarter, in which the company posted a 97% drop in

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs leaves and rejoins Apple

September 16, 1985 and 1997: Twice on this day, Steve Jobs makes significant moves with regard to his career at Apple. In 1985, he quits the company he co-founded. Then, a decade and a half later, he

The man who brought CEO John Sculley to Apple dies aged 87

You probably don’t know the name Gerry Roche, but he was heavily involved in one of the most significant events in Apple history. Roche, who died over the weekend at the age of 87, was the executive

Today in Apple history: Tide turns against Apple in war with Microsoft

August 14, 1991: As Apple and Microsoft head to court to battle each other, the tide begins to turn against Cupertino and its claims that Windows unlawfully copies the look and feel of Mac OS. The

Today in Apple history: Newton MessagePad inspires mobile revolution

August 2, 1993: Apple debuts the MessagePad, the first product in its Newton line of handheld personal digital assistants. The most unfairly maligned product in Apple history, the Newton is a

Today in Apple history: Windows scores big victory over Mac

July 25, 1989: Apple suffers a major setback in its copyright-infringement lawsuit against Microsoft for allegedly stealing the Mac’s “look and feel” to create Windows. Apple sued Microsoft on 189

Today in Apple history: Apple’s eWorld online service goes live

June 20, 1994: Apple launches eWorld, a subscription service for Mac owners that’s designed to compete with America Online and other nascent online properties. Part messaging service and part news

Today in Apple history: John Sculley steps down as Apple CEO

June 18, 1993: John Sculley steps down as CEO after a 10-year run at Apple. Sculley is asked to leave by the Apple board after AAPL shares collapse from a high of $4.33 in 1992 to 73 cents the

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs says Apple is being run by ‘caretakers’

May 27, 1986: An exiled Steve Jobs takes a shot at Apple after the company ditches Chiat/Day, the ad agency that created the iconic “1984” Macintosh ad. In a full-page ad published in The Wall Street

Today in Apple history: Apple becomes world’s most valuable tech company

May 26, 2010: In a massive milestone, Apple passes Microsoft to become the world’s most valuable technology company. The changing of the guard proves particularly amazing given that, just 15 years

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs attempts a boardroom coup

May 23, 1985: Bitter about being ousted from his position running the Macintosh division, Steve Jobs attempts to stage a coup to seize control of Apple from CEO John Sculley. The 30-year-old Apple

Today in Apple history: John Sculley brings ‘Pepsi Generation’ marketing to Apple

May 17, 1983: John Sculley takes the helm as Apple’s third president and CEO. The former Pepsi-Cola boss is short on tech experience but long on marketing, which will become increasingly important as

Today in Apple history: Mac’s first 100 days prove a roaring success

May 3, 1984: Apple marks the all-important first 100 days of Mac sales, signaling whether the product is a hit with customers. The results outstrip even Steve Jobs’ most optimistic targets.

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs loses control of the Mac

April 10, 1985: During a fateful meeting, Apple CEO John Sculley threatens to resign unless the company’s board of directors removes Steve Jobs as executive VP and general manager of the Macintosh

Today in Apple history: John Sculley takes over as Apple CEO

April 8, 1983: John Sculley, former president of PepsiCo, takes charge as Apple’s third CEO. Despite a total lack of experience selling tech products, Sculley is lured to Apple by Steve Jobs himself.

Today in Apple history: Future Apple CEO John Sculley is born

April 6, 1939: John Sculley is born in New York City. He will grow up to be hailed as a business and marketing genius, eventually overseeing Apple’s transformation into the most profitable personal

Today in Apple history: Apple exec bets his wine cellar on Newton

March 25, 1993: Apple executive Gaston Bastiaens bets a journalist that the eagerly anticipated Newton MessagePad will ship before summer ends. The prize? Bastiaens’ well-stocked personal wine cellar,