43 Super Impressive Facts About Apple Inc. You Didn’t Know

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1iPhone 6s Plus

iPhone 6s Plus

In 2015, Apple spent $236 to make an iPhone 6s Plus, which it sold for over three times that value at $749. The 64GB version of the phone only cost Apple about $17 more to make than a 16 GB iPhone, but Apple still charges iPhone buyers significantly more for the increased memory.

2. Steve Jobs wanted to hide a man wearing a fedora in the first Mac. Dubbed "Mr. Macintosh," the character would appear after opening the menu bar several thousand times then quickly disappear, leaving users to question their sanity. The idea was scrapped due to Mac's paltry 128KB of RAM.

3. An officially recommended solution to a common problem with the Apple 3 was to "lift the computer two inches and drop it."

4. Despite being a millionaire, Steve Jobs only paid $500 a month in child support to his daughter, Lisa Brennan Jobs, a girl he named a computer after but attempted to deny paternity for.

5. Apple lost its rights to use the iPhone trademark in Brazil because a local company, Gradiente Eletronicas, had registered it back in 2000.

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6Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

After Steve Jobs discovered a loophole that allowed a 6-month grace period before requiring a license plate on a leased car, Jobs would lease the same Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG every 6 months in order to avoid having a plate.

7. In 1997, Apple released a special edition Mac (TAM) that was nearly $10,000. It would be delivered and installed by a man in a tuxedo.

8. If you are a child laborer for Apple or any of its suppliers, and you are found out, your education is paid along with wages while studying and a guaranteed job at the end of your education.

9. Most of Steve Jobs' wealth was from his shares in Disney, not Apple.

10. When the first iPod prototype was shown to Steve Jobs, he dropped it in an aquarium and used the air bubbles to prove there was empty space and it could be made smaller.

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11Original iPod

Original iPod

In 2001, the price of the original iPod was $399, so expensive that people said iPod stood for "idiot's Price Our Devices."

12. When Steve Jobs was dying and in need of a liver transplant from someone with the same, rare blood type, Tim Cook got his blood tested, found out he was a match and offered part of his liver. Steve refused.

13. When Apple was going public and assigning shares, Steve Jobs cut out several employees. Steve Wozniak then gave some of his personal shares to them, because he believed it was the right thing to do.

14. When Apple began designating employee numbers, Steve Jobs was offended that Wozniak received #1 while he got #2. He believed he should be second to no one, so he took #0 instead.

15. Steve Jobs frequented a restaurant in San Jose and often met its owner Abdul Fattah Jandali, who unknowingly to Jobs was his biological father.

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16Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Steve Jobs "eliminated all corporate philanthropy programs" at Apple when he became CEO and declined to join Bill Gates' "Giving Pledge."

17. The Apple logo has a bite taken out of it simply so that it would not be mistaken for a cherry.

18. Steve Jobs tried to donate a computer for every school in America. When the government did not collaborate he did it to the 10,000 schools in California.

19. Apple is granted “Slide-to-Unlock” patent. Also in a case against Motorola, Apple argued that “a tap is a zero-length swipe.”

20. Back in the day of the first iPods, the shuffle algorithm was overcomplicated so the audience complained about some songs being repeated more than others so Steve Jobs made an adjustment and simply said "we're making it less random to make it feel more random."

21Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds

Steve Jobs in 2000 offered Linus Torvalds to come work for Mac OS to make “Unix for the biggest user base”. Not only this, Jobs even tried to persuade Linus to drop working on Linux.

22. Steve Jobs gave John Lennon's 9-year-old son a Macintosh computer on his birthday. Sean Lennon instinctively knew how to draw with the mouse while Andy Warhol didn't get it and tried waving it like a baton.

23. One day Steve Jobs called Google to tell them the yellow gradient in the second "O" wasn't quite right.

24. Apple left a known iTunes vulnerability unpatched for 3 years. It was used by governments against dissidents and to snoop on users.

25. An iPhone has about 75 elements in it i.e., two-thirds of the periodic table.


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