Bill Fernandez

Bill Fernandez is a user-interface architect and innovator who was Apple Computer's first employee when they incorporated in 1977 and is Apple employee #4. He is the son of Jeryy Fernandez and Bambi Fernandez (both Stanford University graduates).[1] He worked on both the Apple I and Apple II personal computers, and in the 1980s was a member of the Apple Macintosh development team. He contributed to several user interface aspects of the classic Mac OS, QuickTime and HyperCard and owns a user interface patent granted in 1994. He is also credited with introducing fellow Homestead High School student Steve Jobs to his friend (and Homestead alumn) Steve Wozniak.[2]

Bill Fernandez
EducationHomestead High School
OccupationEngineer, Innovator
Known forApple Inc. employee #4 who first introduced Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak; a member of the Apple Macintosh development team

Fernandez is portrayed by the actor Victor Rasuk in the 2013 film Jobs.[3]


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  2. ^ Forbes Magazine (2000). "Forbes Magazine". Great Garages. Retrieved 2012-07-28.
  3. ^ Assar, Vijith (August 16, 2013). "'Early Apple Employees Talk Memories of Steve Jobs, New Movie". Slashdot. Slashdot. Archived from the original on August 18, 2013.

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