My first Apple computer that I bought in 2011 had a "Ctrl" key, an "Alt" key, a "Cmd" key and a Shift key. My second Apple computer too.
I haven't seen a single Apple computer or a single Apple keyboard with an "Option" key though. I know "Alt" and "Option" is the same from any practical point of view. I've been working as an iOS developer for years. I learned about the "Option" key only a few years ago. I heard it in a Youtube video, I think. It is often used in contexts like this:
If you are a Windows user, press Alt P, if you are a Mac user press Option P
Obviously, I'm a Windows user then..
This is probably a history question..
When was the last time Apple did produce keyboards with a key that is labelled "Option"? Do they still produce these keyboards? (Notebooks count as well.)
Were they sold everywhere, or just in particular countries? For example, I'm from Europe, so maybe the "Option" key is a US thing and it was never sold in Europe, which would explain why I never saw it, and which would also explain why we still hear about "Option" keys from time to time.
Interestingly, the "Alt"-key is sometimes called "Wahl-Taste" in German. It sounds really strange, and I didn't ever hear a Mac user call that key "Wahl-Taste" in real life. It seems like if Windows users are trying to be nice to Mac users without realizing that they just messed up.