An Apple Fellow is a person who has been recognized by Apple Inc. for their extraordinary technical or leadership contributions to personal computing while at the company. Each Apple Fellow acts as a leader and a visionary, guiding the company in their particular area of expertise. Fellows are also awarded stock options in the company.[1]

List of Apple Fellows

The Apple Fellowship has been awarded to select few individuals, including:

  Name Date   Note
  Al Alcorn 1986   Development of digital video compression.[2]
  Bill Atkinson 1983   Software development of the Lisa and Macintosh 128K.[1]
  Steve Capps 1994   Development of the Finder, ResEdit, and Newton OS.[3]
  Rod Holt 2   Development of the Apple II power supply.[1]
  Guy Kawasaki 1995   Macintosh evangelism.[4][5]
  Alan Kay 1984   Development of object-oriented programming.[4][6]
  Don Norman 1993   User experience architect.[4][7]
  Rich Page 1983   Hardware development of the Lisa and Macintosh 128K.[1]
  Phil Schiller 2020   Product marketing.[8]
  Gursharan Sidhu 1993   Software development of AppleShare, LaserWriter, and AOCE.[9]
  Gary Starkweather 1988   Development of ColorSync and color management technology.[7][10]
  Steve Wozniak 1   Logic board design of the Apple I and II.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Hertzfeld, Andy. Credit Where Due,, January 1983. Retrieved May 26, 2006.
  2. Allan Alcorn, People Pill. Accessed 2020-08-09.
  3. Newton Hall of Fame by Douglas Luckie, Michigan State Palmtop User Group. Archived 1998-12-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eisenhart, Mary. Fighting Back For Mac, MicroTimes, 1997. Retrieved May 26, 2006.
  5. Kawakami, John. Apple Taps Guy Kawasaki For Apple Fellows Program, MacTech, September 1995. Retrieved May 26, 2006.
  6. Hertzfeld, Andy. Leave of Absence,, March 1984. Retrieved May 26, 2006.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition by Don Norman, Basic Books. 2013-11-05.
  8. Phil Schiller advances to Apple Fellow, Apple Inc. 2020-08-04.
  9. Apple's Scientists Leave as Cuts In R&D Take Toll on Research by Lee Gomes, The Wall Street Journal. 1997-03-31.
  10. Personal Computing in the 21st Century by Gary K. Starkweather, User Interface Software and Technology, Association for Computing Machinery. 2005-10-23.

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