The main purpose of the digital certificate is to ensure that the application belongs to the entity to which the certificate was issued. The Apple Inc. digital certificate does not guarantee that a signed application is safe to run, but rather informs the user that the software was digitally signed by Apple Inc. and verified by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA).
Started by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple has expanded from computers to consumer electronics over the last 30 years, officially changing their name from Apple Computer, Inc. to Apple, Inc. in January 2007. Among the key offerings from Apple’s product line are: Pro line laptops (MacBook Pro) and desktops (Mac Pro), consumer line laptops (MacBook) and desktops (iMac), servers (Xserve), Apple TV, the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server operating systems, the iPod (offered with up to 120 GB of storage with the iPod classic or with web browsing and touch screen controls with the iPod touch), and the iPhone (now available for sale in over 80 countries). www.apple.com