Able to trace its origins back to 20th century Terra, Apple Computers Interstellar (ACI) is one of the longest-surviving companies in the entire Inner Sphere. For the first half of its life, it existed by producing computers for a more or less niche market, but during the Star League era the company grew into a truly interstellar industrial power, thanks to a succession of League government contracts. The fall of the Star League and the Succession Wars that followed nearly destroyed the company, though. All but one of its factories were destroyed, and it subsisted for years primarily by servicing the machines they had sold the Star League government — systems which proved largely incompatible with the bulk of the computers in service through the rest of the Inner Sphere — and by utilizing the tax base of the company’s wholly-owned base world of Macintosh (formerly known as Drekos).
Ultimately, the company diversified, debuting a number of computer and software lines that allowed the company to rebound and gain a lasting reputation for foresight and innovation. Most of its high-tech empire is based on Macintosh - with its headquarters based in the city of New Delos - but ACI has additional manufacturing facilities on a number of other worlds, including New Avalon, Donegal, Irian, and Grumium (several other factories were overrun during the Clan invasion and now produce computers for Clans Wolf and Jade Falcon). Its greatest business comes from industrial and government sales, but it also accounts for a not-insignificant percentage of personal computer sales across the Inner Sphere.