Why is Macintosh called Macintosh? Did Steve Jobs come up with that? Ummmm... I don't know.
What even came first? The Mac or the Apple?
Apple Computers, Inc. was established in 1976 (not until 2007 did they change the name to Apple Inc.) and the first computer Steves Jobs and Wozniak built was called the Apple I.
Why Apple, though?? I'm still not sure. Various answers float about the internet, such as:
- In referenced to Sir Isaac Newton.
- (According to Khya, a new manager at an Apple store) "because it was Steve Job's favoirte fruit, yo." And later, "At least that's what Steve said when I texted him."
McIntosh apples are actually really common in North America, used for applesauce, cider and pies. They're the ones that are red and green! There are internet rumors that Jobs used to work in an apple orchard, but I highly doubt it.