is apple a computer or operating system?

is Apple a computer or the computers operating system? or Is mac the computer and apple the operating system?

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  1. Apple is a brand of computer. The company sells the computers known as Macs. ("Mac" is short for Macintosh).

    The operating system used on most Macs is Mac OS or Leopard or Snow Leopard or others:

    http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHMI_enUS307US320&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=mac+operating+system

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  2. I would like to elaborate a bit on Writeacher's correct answer.

    Apple is the name of a company that makes computers as well as other popular electronic devices such as iPod and iPhone.

    Most of their computers are called Macs (short for Macintosh)

    The operating systems that most Apple computers use is called OSX, with various versions currently named for animals. I have lost track of their zoo names.

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