A personal computer company founded in 1976 by Steven Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Throughout the history of personal computing, Apple has been one of the most innovative influences. In fact, some analysts say that the entire evolution of the PC can be viewed as an effort to catch up with the Apple Macintosh.
Apple creates Macintosh computers, not vice-versa. Apple computers are prized for their ease of use, short learning curve and natural virus immunity. The cost of owning an apple computer is likely the reason that they are not more widely used. Apple also develops pioneering software and products, including the trendy iPod, which is basically a hard drive based MP3 player. As a side note, the usage of a lower case “i” in mathematics denotes a subset of an original set of numbers. Thus, the lower case “i” in Apple product and software lines is probably used to show a detachment from the computer side of the company.
They say A is for apple and in this case what better place to start than the Mac. Most designers will have used them at one time or another. From the groundbreaking G3s to the new IMAC range they always looked a bit more cool than the average PC. Love em or hate them there's no denying that they are an industry standard in the world of graphic design. They also look quite funky too. Also less likely to suffer from viruses. Apple is actually the company that makes Macintosh [ MAC] computers - so not the other way around. Apple's products nclude Power Macs, PowerBooks, iMacs, iBooks, and the popular hard drive-based MP3 player, the iPod.