If you aren’t familiar with GarageBand, it’s essentially Apple’s consumer version of Logic Pro, a professional music-making application. GarageBand is included with every Mac and allows users to record music played with real instruments or virtual instruments, and then edit those sounds into a song. Now you might be thinking, okay that sounds great, by why did Apple make GarageBand in the first place? Was there really that many customers wanting to make music on their Mac? Well, in order to understand why Apple wanted a free music-making app for beginners, you need to understand Apple’s goal for the Macintosh during that time.