The Apple Empire: 30 Fascinating Facts About the Tech Giant

1Original 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."

2Jobs and Cook

Jobs and Cook

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.

3Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak

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.

4Jobs and Wozniak

Jobs and Wozniak

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.

5Abdul Fattah Jandali

Abdul Fattah Jandali

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

6Steve 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."

7Apple logo

Apple logo

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

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8Computer donation

Computer donation

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.

9Slide-to-Unlock patent

Slide-to-Unlock patent

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

10Apple iPods

Apple iPods

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."

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