Apple turns 40 today, raises Pirate Flag

40 years ago on this day, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne founded Apple. Apple raised a pirate flag over its Cupertino headquarters in celebration.


(Image Michael Jurewitz)

A pirate flag flying outside Apple’s campus is a reference to the “Jolly Roger” pirate flag flown by the original Macintosh team when it was developing Apple’s most iconic computer back in early ’80s.

The original Apple pirate flag was painted by graphic designer Susan Kare, who also designed icons for the first Mac. The flag was flown over Apple’s Bandley 3 office.


(Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak)

Happy 40th Birthday Apple!

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