Unknown Facts of Tech Giant Apple
Steve Jobs used to withdraw just US$1 as his annual salary from Apple’s account as CEO.
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Apple could buy Disney or Coca-Cola and pay in cash.
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Apple’s first company logo featured a drawing of the father of physics, Sir Isaac Newton.
Apple’s First Digital Camera
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Apple was first to make a digital colour camera.
Apple headquarters’ employees earn an average of US$125,000 a year.
The name iPod was inspired by the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Apple had three co-founders: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and a third who many people won’t have heard of: Ronald Wayne.(Wayne left the company just 12 days after it was founded, and sold his 10 per cent share for just $800 plus an additional pay-out of $1,500. The most crushing part is that his share would now be worth more than $60 billion. Thankfully, now 80 years old, Wayne says that he has no regrets.)
Apple is so successful, it has twice the amount of money than the U.S. Treasury.
Apple iPad’s retina display is actually manufactured by Samsung.
Apple have a ‘no smoking’ ban regarding their computers. As ridiculous as it sounds, but if you smoke while using an Apple computer, you void the warranty – you’ve been warned!
Apple earns US$300,000 per minute.
Every Apple iPhone ad displays the time as 9:41 AM, the time Steve Jobs unveiled it in 2007.
The World’s most valuable brands are Apple, Microsoft, and Google.
The creator of the iPod first offered the idea to Philips and Real Networks, but they failed to see its potential.
Samsung makes about 30% of the A8 chips that go into Apple’s iPhone 6.
In the first quarter of 2014, Apple earned more than Google, Facebook and Amazon combined.
Apple’s iPhone consumes US$0.25 worth of electricity per year if it’s fully charged once a day.
You have a better chance of getting accepted to Harvard University than getting a job at the Apple Store.
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The battery of an Apple MacBook could save you from a gunshot: it’s bulletproof.
60% of apps in the Apple App Store have never been downloaded.
A rare Apple-1 computer built in Steve’s garage in the summer of 1976 was sold at an auction in 2014 for US$905,000.
In Japan’s Apple Store, there was a fan who started waiting in line 7 months early for iPhone 6. (Funny?)
An iPhone contains about 0.0012 ounces of gold, 0.012 ounces of silver, and 0.000012 ounces of platinum, worth $1.52, $0.24, and $0.017 respectively.
Apple is the world’s largest IT Company by revenue and total assets, and the world’s second-largest mobile phone manufacturer.
If Apple were a country, it would have been the world’s 27th largest country, between Venezuela and Belgium.
The world’s most expensive iPhone 5 was worth US$15 million. It was made of 135 grams of 24-carat gold and the chassis was inlaid with 600 white diamonds.
An Apple iPhone has nearly 75 elements in it. 63℅ of periodic table.