Apple is the company that makes Macintosh computers, such as the iMac, Mac mini, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro. Apple also makes several personal electronic devices, including the iPod, iPhone, and iPad.

While Apple is most known for its hardware devices, the company also develops a wide range of software. Examples include the Mac OS X operating system, iLife, iWork, and several professional media applications, such as Aperture, Logic Studio, and Final Cut Studio.

Apple has also expanded its reach online with the iTunes Store, App Store, and the new Mac App Store. These services allow you to download media and applications directly to your computer. Apple also has over 300 retail stores worldwide, which offer Apple products and provide Apple product support.

Updated: January 25, 2011