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Apple Computers was founded on April Fools Day in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak They were two college dropouts who started selling computers through Jobs family garage Between the two Wozniak was the technical man and Jobs had the vision so together they created their first computer named Apple I Jobs mission for Apple was to provide an easy-to-use computer to almost everyone Two years later the Apple II was launched The Apple II was extremely user friendly so easy you could use it straight out of the box Because of the Apple II Apple Computer became the industry leader and eventually went public in winter of 1980 In 1981 a new challenger entered the PC market IBM IBM relied on a different type of operating system and microprocessor In comparison to the Apple II IBMs designs were dull boring and incompatible They also had an open system which made it easy for other manufacturers to clone where as Apple was the only one who could produce their designs Apples next generation computer was the Lisa which also featured Apples creation of the mouse and the GUI graphical user interface however the Lisa was incompatible with the Apple II and IBM standards and did not get much sales The Lisa was eventually dropped Apple then began to concentrate on creating a cheaper computer with the same advanced features as the Lisa In 1984 the Macintosh was introducedDuring the 80s the majority of people buying computers were Apples buyers Apple sold more than 100000 Apple IIs to homes schools and small businesses and Apple had only one main competitor at that time IBM Retailers carried only three major brands on their shelves Apple which was the user-friendly computer IBM which was the average priced industry standard and Compaq which built IBM-compatibles By the 1990s Apple not only had IBM as a competitor but many other PC manufacturers as well such as Dell Acer
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