Apple Inc. designs and manufactures computers, consumer electronics and closely-related software products.
Apple & Small Business
Apple manufactures software and hardware that small businesses use all over the world including laptops operating systems. It has been especially successful in industries that focus on graphics, video and audio. However, many businesses have not used Apple products because, in the past Apple computers did not run on the Windows operating system, the operating system used by the vast-majority of businesses. All new Apple computers today have the ability to run both the Apple Operating System, OS X, and versions of the Windows, including Windows XP and Vista.
Apple introduced the Apple Macintosh family in 1984 and today markets it as a consumer, professional, and educational computer.
The Mac mini is the company's consumer sub-desktop computer, introduced in January 2005 and designed to motivate Windows users to switch to the Mac computer platform.
The iMac is a consumer desktop computer that was first introduced by Apple in 1998, and its popularity helped save the company. The iMac is similar in concept to the original Macintosh in that the monitor and computer are housed in a single unit. It is now in its third major design iteration, and has been upgraded many times (including a switch to Intel processors) using the same design.
The Power Mac brand was replaced in 2006 with the Mac Pro, featuring two 64-bit multi-core (computing)|dual-core Xeon "Woodcrest" processors, available in speeds of 2, 2.66, and 3 GHz. The Mac Pro is capable of supporting up to four 750 GB hard drives for a total of 3 terabytes|TB of internal hard disk space and has 8 DIMM slots for up to 16 GB of random access memory|RAM. On its promotional website, Apple says that the "Mac Pro not only completes the Mac transition to Intel processors but delivers advanced performance, workstation graphics, and up to 4.9 million possible configurations."
Apple's server range includes the Xserve, a dual core, dual processor 1U server, and the Xserve RAID for server storage options.
Apple introduced the iBook consumer portable computer as a companion to the iMac; it is Apple's lowest-cost portable computer. The iBook brand was replaced on May 16 2006 with the MacBook featuring the Intel Core Duo processor, 13 inch widescreen, and available black color on the high-end model. The MacBook Pro is the professional portable computer alternative to the MacBook. The MacBook Pro is marketed as being intended for professional and creative users and replaced the PowerBook models, which were introduced in 1991.
In 2001, Apple introduced the iPod digital music player and currently sells the iPod (with video), available in 30 and 80 GB models; the iPod nano, available in 2, 4, and 8 GB models; and the iPod shuffle, available in a 1 GB model.
In June, 2007, the company began selling its first mobile phone device, the iPhone. It features a 3.5 inch touch screen display, Bluetooth, WiFi (both "b" and "g"), and comes in 4 and 8 GB models.
Apple sells a variety of computer accessories for Mac computers including the AirPort wireless networking products, displays and peripherals like mice and keyboards.
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Cupertino, CA 95014
- Apple - Corporate Website
- Apple Small Business - Apple corporate site for small business products
- AppleInsider.com price guide = Updated comparison price guide for Macintosh products
- Mac How - useful stuff on Apple/Mac products