Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne in 1976. They hit it big with the Apple II computer, and brought graphical interfaces to the mainstream with the Macintosh. In the mid-80s, a row with the board of directors caused Jobs to leave and start NeXT Computer, but a decade later, Apple bought NeXT and used their Unix-like Openstep system as the basis for OS X. More recently, they had immense success with their iOS-based devices. While none of Apple's products (other than the failed Pippin) was completely built around gaming, some great titles have managed to sneak into their platforms anyways.