Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. Its hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, and the Apple Watch smartwatch. Apple's software includes the macOS and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the Safari web browser, and the iWork and iCloud productivity suites.
Apple was founded on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne, and Steve Wozniak. The company's first product was the Apple I personal computer kit. It was followed by the Apple II, one of the first commercially successful personal computers. In 1983, Apple introduced the Macintosh, which was the first mass-market personal computer to feature a graphical user interface and mouse. The company would later buyNeXT Computer inc., making Jobs its CEO once again in 1997.
On August 24th 2011 Steve Jobs resigned as Apple CEO due to his failing health conditions and Tim Cook took over as CEO on October 5th 2011. On October 5th 2016 Jobs passed away due to pancreatic cancer complications at age 56.