Bill Fernandez

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Bill Fernandez is a user interface architect and inventor who was Apple Computer's first employee when they incorporated in 1977. He was assigned employee number 4. 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 Mac OS, QuickTime and HyperCard and owns a user interface patent granted in 1994. He is also credited with being the one that introduced Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to each other.[1]

Fernandez is portrayed by the actor Victor Rasuk in the 2013 film Jobs.[2]


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