On April 1, Apple celebrated its 40th anniversary, marking four decades since Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne co-founded the company.

To mark the occasion, Apple shared a 40th anniversary video, flew a pirate flag at its Cupertino headquarters, held a beer bash, and launched an Apple Music playlist filled with songs that have been used in past Apple advertising spots.

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Apple's playlist includes 40 tracks from a wide range of genres, featuring artists and bands from The Rolling Stones to Adele to Coldplay. Songs from Apple ads highlighting a number of products are included, like Paul McCartney's Dance Tonight, used in a well-known iPod commercial, and Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color, used in a recent iPad Pro commercial.

Apple's "Apple 40" anniversary playlist is available to all Apple Music subscribers and can be accessed under the "New" section under Hot Playlists. It can also be accessed through this link.

Top Rated Comments

dampfnudel Avatar
80 months ago
I discovered some great music over the years thanks to Apple.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrgraff Avatar
80 months ago
This will always be my favorite Apple ad:
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2457282 Avatar
80 months ago
Too bad I have not signed up for Apple Music. It was nice when they allowed the radio feature on the free side of the pay wall. Now Apple is pushing me to look to other Music services to discover new music.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sirious Avatar
80 months ago
Great ads deserve great music.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
8692574 Avatar
80 months ago
Disgusted this is not considered part of 40 years of history!!

Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darkknight14 Avatar
80 months ago
Been listening to this for a few days, brings back some memories of the iMac and iPod!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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