Apple Computer, Inc. was founded in 1976 and introduced the The Apple II microcomputer in 1977. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Apple develops, sells, and supports a series of personal computers, computer software, and accessories.
In 1983, Apple introduced the Lisa, the first commercial personal computer to employ a graphical user interface (GUI).
In 1984, the Macintosh was introduced and introduced the mouse for the first time to a personal computer.
In 1985 Apple introduced the LaserWriter, the first laser printer to be offered at a reasonable price, and PageMaker, an early desktop publishing (DTP) application. The Mac was popular in the DTP market due to its advanced graphics capabilities, a side-effect of the GUI. It can be speculated that the combination of these three products are responsible for the creation of the DTP market.
In 1991, Apple introduced the PowerBook line of portable computers.
In 2001, Apple introduced the Mac OS X operating system based on NeXT's OPENSTEP and BSD Unix with a completely overhauled user interface.