$225,000Initial Offering Marketing Cap
$11.25Initial Offering Share Price
12/2021Initial Offering Date
Macworld magazine was launched in 1984 as a dedicated hub for all things Apple. The first issue was printed the same day as the release of the original Apple Macintosh, featuring Steve Jobs posing in front of three of the brand-new Macs. Just as the Macintosh made a lasting impact in personal computing by marketing toward the average consumer, Macworld became a key part of the Apple ecosystem for 30 years. #MACWORLD1 is a copy of Macworld #1 signed by both Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
“At its best, it may have been the finest magazine about one specific computing platform that anyone’s ever published–well written, beautifully designed, and surprisingly provocative.”— Fast Company
Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak is born in San Jose, California.
Steve Jobs is born in San Francisco, California.
Through a mutual friend, Bill Fernandez (who would become an early Apple employee), Jobs and Woz meet for the first time.
Apple Computers is officially founded, with Ronald Wayne joining Woz and Jobs to act as a sort of “adult supervision,” taking 10% stock in the new company, only to sell his shares back to his co-founders 12 days later for $800.
The Apple I goes on sale. All but 25 of the 200 units produced are sold.
Apple airs a Ridley Scott-directed TV commercial during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVII. The commercial, called “1984,” costs $1.5 million and would never be aired again.
The Macintosh debuts. Macworld #1 is released. #MACWORLD1 is printed.
Jobs signs #MACWORLD1 in his office. Woz would later sign #MACWORLD1 a few years later at Macworld in San Francisco, saying “Sure! Let’s make this complete.”
At Macworld Expo, Jobs introduces Apple’s newest slogan: “Think different.”
The iPod is introduced, “putting 1,000 songs in your pocket.”
Apple releases the iPhone. Jobs calls it a “revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone.”
Jobs dies after an almost decade-long battle with pancreatic cancer.
The final print issue of Macworld is released, moving their coverage to Macworld.com.
Apple becomes a $2 trillion company, just 24 months after reaching the $1 trillion threshold.
Rally enters into an agreement to acquire #MACWORLD1 and offer it on the Rally platform.
Macworld’s impact spread well beyond the print pages — as its Macworld expo became “one of the few successful tech conferences ever aimed at consumers rather than industry types.” Today, the National Museum of American History holds an unsigned copy of Macworld #1 in its collection.Invest Now
|Initial Offering Share Price||$11.25|
|Number of Shares||20,000|
|Initial Offering Market Cap.||$225,000|
|Release Date||January 1984|