Apple Inc

Detailed Info on Apple Inc

 

APPLE is considered as one of the 4 big tech companies, along with AmazonGoogle, and Facebook. Apple Incorporation (Apple Inc.) is an American multinational technology company.

 

 

An Overview

Apple is an multinational technology company based in America. It’s headquarter is in Cupertino, California. It designs, develops and sells consumer electronics (Computer, Phone, Music Players, online services and software). Apple sells its products around the globe. It is a public company and is being traded on the NASDAQ under the stock ticker AAPL. On March 19th, 2015, it became one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

How and when Apple Was Formed or started?

Steve JobsSteve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne founded Apple in April 1976. However, Mr. Ronald Wayne sold his company shares in just 12 days.  Before they formed the company, they sold “blue boxes“, which had telephone keys on them. They Incorporated Apple Computer Inc. in January 1977. In order to gain instant finance success it went public in 1980. In 1976 they started selling their first line of computers which is now called as Apple 1 and in 1977 they launched their next version of computer as in Apple 2. Later on, their second computer received more success than their first computer.

Apple’s Product Line

It designs manufacture and markets computers,  cell phones, and portable digital music players. Moreover, it also sells a variety of related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content along with applications.

It calls its personal computers Macintosh or Macs, and it named its laptops as in Mac Books. Their popular line of mobile music players is named iPod, their smartphone line is named iPhone and their tablet line is named iPad. Apple sells its products all around the world. Apple Inc. was known as Apple Computer, Inc. before. However, It changed its name as in Apple Incorporation from Apple Computer Incorporation after introducing the first iPhone.

Their main product line was Computer, Mobile Devices and I pod

Apple Computers

They call their product line of personal computers as “Macintosh” or just “Mac”. Macintosh were different from other personal computers for several years based on their central processing unit (CPU). At the beginning , Macs used Motorola 68000 chips rather than Intel chips. Later, Macs used PowerPC chips. In 2006, Macs began to use Intel chips. Now, Macs are sold with Intel quad-core I7 chips.

The Macintosh was one among the primary computers during which the people could use a mouse for pointing on a screen that had icons. This new way of working with a computer (interface) was referred to as the graphical interface . it had been this feature of the Macintosh that made it so popular.

They do produce Mac in different version which could be understood by below chart:-

Compact / Portable
Mid Sized
Professional

Desktop

Mac Mini

I-Mac

Mac Pro

Portable

Macbook Air

Macbook Air

Macbook Pro

Server

Mac Mini (Server)

Mac Mini (Server)

Mac Pro (Server)

Which OS does Mac has in it?

The Mac doesn’t have the Windows OS installed on it. It has its own range of operating systems, called “mac OS”. the most recent OS is known as “Catalina”. Mac’s can run both Windows OS and mac OS at a similar time with the assistance of a program called “Boot Camp”, which comes on every Mac.

Types of Macintoshes in production

Macintoshes currently in production:

  • iMac: Consumer all-in-one desktop computer, introduced in 1998.
  • Mac Mini: Consumer sub-desktop computer, introduced in 2005.
  • MacBook Pro: Professional notebook, introduced in 2006.
  • Mac Pro: Workstation desktop computer, introduced in 2006.
  • MacBook Air: Consumer ultra-thin, ultra-portable notebook, introduced in 2008.

They sell a variety of pc accessories for Macs, including Thunderbolt DisplayMagic MouseMagic Track padMagic Keyboard, the Air Port wireless networking products, and Time Capsule.

Products in Phone Line & Music Player

On January 2007, during Mac World Conference & Expo Mr. Steve Jobs introduced iPhone & iPod. However, the first generation of iPhone was released on 29th of June 2007. It was released on contract with At&T in 2 variants (a) 4 GB (for USD 499), & (b) 8 GB (USD 599). Moreover, On 5th of Feb, 2008, they also launched an upgraded version with 16 GB of memory.

Second version of iPhone was released on 11th of July 2008, which was marketed as iPhone 3G. Iphone 3G was added with extra feature of network which was supporting the 3G technology along with GPS Navigation. It was launched in 2 versions at the cheaper price (a) 4 GB Model (USD 199), & (b) 8 GB Model (USD 299).

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