American multinational technology company specializing in consumer electronicssoftware and online services headquartered in California, United States. Apple is the largest technology company by revenue (totaling US$365.8 billion in 2021) and, as of June 2022, is the world’s biggest company by market capitalization.



Mac, historically known as Macintosh, is Apple’s line of personal computers that use the company’s proprietary macOS operating system. Personal computers were Apple’s original business line, but as of the end of 2021 they account for only about 10 percent of the company’s revenue. The company is in the process of switching Mac computers from Intel processors to Apple silicon, a custom-designed system on a chip platform.As of March 2022, there are six Mac computer families 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: Professional workstation, introduced in 2006.
  • MacBook Air: Consumer ultra-thin notebook, introduced in 2008.
  • Mac Studio: Professional small form-factor workstation, introduced in 2022.


iPhone is Apple’s line of smartphones that use the company’s proprietary iOS operating system, derived from macOS’s kernel. The first-generation iPhone was announced by then-Apple CEO Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007. Since then, Apple has annually released new iPhone models and iOS updates.As of July 2022, 33 iPhone models have been produced, with five smartphone families in current production:


iPad is Apple’s line of tablet computers that use the company’s proprietary iPadOS operating system, derived from macOS and iOS. The first-generation iPad was announced on January 27, 2010.The iPad took the multi-touch user interface first introduced in the iPhone, and adapted it to a larger screen, it was marketed for interaction with multimedia formats including newspapers, books, photos, videos, music, documents, video games, and most existing iPhone apps. Earlier generations of the iPad used the same iOS operating system as the company’s smartphones before being split off to iPadOS in September 2019.As of September 2020, Apple has sold more than 500 million iPads.As of October 2022, there are five iPad models in production:

Wearables, Home and Accessories

Apple also makes several other products that it categorizes as “Wearables, Home, and Accessories”.These products include the AirPods line of wireless headphones, Apple TV digital media players, Apple Watch smartwatches, Beats headphones, and HomePod Mini smart speakers. As of the end of 2021, this broad line of products comprises about 11% of the company’s revenues.


Apple offers a range of software for its hardware products some of which are bundled with its products while others are available for purchase. These include MacOSiOSiBooksPagesNumbersKeynoteiMovieGarageBandFinal Cut ProLogic ProXcodeSafari,  and many more.