A little bit of history.....
The Macintosh project started in early 1979 with Jef Raskin, who envisioned an easy-to-use, low-cost computer for the average consumer. In September 1979, Raskin began looking for an engineer who could put together a prototype. Bill Atkinson, a member of the Apple Lisa team, introduced him to Burrell Smith, a service technician who had been hired earlier that year.
In January 1981, Steve Jobs completely took over the Macintosh project. Jobs and a number of Apple engineers visited Xerox PARC in December 1979, three months after the Lisa and Macintosh projects had begun. After hearing about the pioneering GUI technology being developed at Xerox PARC from former Xerox employees like Raskin, Jobs negotiated a visit to see the Xerox Alto computer and Smalltalk development tools in exchange for Apple stock options. The final Lisa and Macintosh operating systems mostly used concepts from the Xerox Alto, but many elements of the graphical user interface were created by Apple including the menubar, pop-up menus and the concepts of drag and drop and direct manipulation.
Here comes a small sneak peek video on Apple....!!!
This video mainly focuses on the good and bad of the Mac operating system. It also includes it's so called "rival", Windows.
Now finally their products. You might be thinking of the ipads, iphones , ipods etc., Yes here they are. But have a look at computers from ages. This seems interesting. Here it goes. :)
Sad news: The great Steve Jobs is no more. :(
Apple has always been rocking all the time with their unusual products when compared to other computer developing companies like Microsoft and IBM. Wish that in future Apple would do much better. :).