Apple is one of the largest companies in the world and one of the biggest brands to ever have existed, while the company’s past decade has mostly consisted of them cashing In on their brand name by selling the same products with little variation year after year, there was a time when Apple was considered as one of the most innovative tech companies in the world. Apple has contributed a lot to modern computing, but unfortunately their contributions were not recognized due to the fact that they were simply too early.
Before the iOS, Apple made the Lisa OS which ran on the Lisa; a computer that Apple made in 1983 for $10,000 at that time. The Lisa had a lot of innovative features such as a GUI and the use of a mouse, both of which were not common in computers at that time. Sadly, the computer was a catastrophic failure that only sold 10,000 units.
The Lisa was a pretty big failure, however its existence holds a special importance since it helped the company in growing, the Lisa is what caused Steve Jobs and Bill gates to part ways and it also led to Steve Jobs creating NeXT computer after he was kicked out from Apple. Apple later on bought this company and brought Jobs back into its fold.
Apple has recently decided to make the Lisa Os’ source code available for the public, it shall be made available somewhere in 2018 once Apple has reviewed the software. Access to the Lisa’s Source code is going to allow people to play around with the software and develop a better understanding of how Apple brought this OS to life. Tech people everywhere are bound to be excited by this news since they will be getting a chance to tinker with Apple’s software without having to come up with hacks and workarounds.