- Steve Jobs is pushed out of the Lisa project and takes over the Macintosh project.
- The Franklin Ace 100, an Apple II clone, is released.
- Steve Jobs appears on the cover of Time magazine, a popular American weekly news magazine.
- Apple Computer makes the Fortune Double 500 list, at number 598.
- Apple Computer announces that they will stop announcing publicly how many systems they sell per year.
- Steve Wozniak holds the first US Festival .
- The Apple Dot Matrix Printer (for $699) and the Apple Letter Qualify Printer (for $2195) are released.
- The Apple IIc project begins.
- Apple Computer holds a "Billion Dollar Party" for its employees to celebrate being the first PC company to reach $1 billion annual sales rate.