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Former type
  • Computer hardware
  • Software
FateMerged into Apple
SuccessorApple Inc.
Founded 📆1985; 35 years ago (1985)
Founder 👔Steve Jobs
DefunctFebruary 7, 1997 (1997-02-07)
Headquarters 🏙️,
Redwood City, California
Area served 🗺️
Key people
  • Steve Jobs (chairman, CEO)
  • Ross Perot (director)
  • John Patrick Crecine (director)
  • Avie Tevanian (vice-president of engineering)
Products 🎛️ 🧴
Number of employees
540 (1992)
Websitenext.com (archived)
Footnotes / references

NeXT Inc. was an American computer and software company. It was created after Steve Jobs quit his job at Apple Inc.. It was a failure but it did get him back at Apple and as CEO. The Mac OS x's core was based entirely on the NeXT computer. Apple bought NeXT for $429 million. Steve Jobs used $12 million of his own money to make NeXT and it did pay off because he got his job back.[2]


  1. "NeXT Inc. to Drop Hardware 300 losing jobs in strategy shift". San Francisco Chronicle. February 9, 1993.
  2. Young, Jeffrey S.; Simon, William L. (2005). iCon: Steve Jobs. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 134. ISBN 0-471-72083-6. Archived from the original on October 23, 2019. Retrieved August 1, 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help) Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

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