Amazing Facts About Apple
If you could power an iPhone with gasoline, one drop would be enough to use the smartphone for a whole day.
According to estimates, the iPhone is the most profitable product in the world. About 50 percent of the selling price is Apple’s profit.
Tony Fadell, the creator of the iPod, offered the idea first to RealNetworks and Philips, but they failed to see the potential and declined the offer.
Steve Jobs dropped the first iPod prototype into an aquarium to prove that there was still empty space in it, and it could be made smaller.
It took one year to sell a million copies of the first iPhone. With the iPhone 6, a million copies were sold on the first weekend of its release.
In 1986, Apple launched a clothing line but with no success. The collection included shirts, pants and sunglasses but also other things like a watch, a chair or even a sailboard.
In 2013 the average salary of an employee at Apple in the US was 124,053 US-Dollar.
An iPad with apps installed weighs more than an iPad without apps installed.
After Steve Jobs’ secretary was late due to her car breaking down, he later that afternoon gave her the keys to a new Jaguar, and told her, “Here, don’t be late anymore.”
The first hard disk for Apple II had a capacity of five megabyte.
Apple owns more cash than the United States.
The Apple I computer went on sale in July 1976 at a price of 666.66 US-Dollar because Steve Wozniak “liked repeating digits”.
Apple’s market value is higher than the entire Russian stock market.
The Apple iTunes End User License Agreement (EULA) contains a paragraph that prohibits the use of iTunes to create nuclear missiles.
Besides Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak there was a third founder of Apple: Roland Wayne. He sold his shares in 1976 for 800 dollars.
Every iPhone ad from Apple displays the time 9:41 AM as this was the time Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone in 2007.
People who own iPhones have sex more often compared to Android users.
The star investor Carl Icahn was able to reduce Apple’s market value by 18 billion dollars with a single tweet.
The production costs for an iPhone (2014 generation) would have been 3.56 million US-Dollar in 1991.
During his time as CEO of Apple Steve Jobs only received a fixed salary of one US-Dollar per year. However due to his shares in Apple his net worth was estimated at 10.2 billion US-Dollar at the time of his death in 2011.
Apple was the first private company to reach a market value of a trillion dollars.
In 1994 the iPad would have been the fastest computer on earth.
“Steve Jobs” is the name of an Italian fashion label. The company behind the brand was founded in 2012 by two brothers after they had realized that Apple had never secured the rights to the name “Steve Jobs”.
Steve Jobs once accused Bill Gates of stealing from Apple. Gates therefore replied “Well, Steve, I think there’s more than one way of looking at it. I think it’s more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it.”
In 2018 Apple sold on average 572,734 iPhones per day.
Jeff Goldblum was offered to be the voice of Siri by Steve Jobs.
The starting melody of Windows was composed on a Mac.
In 2015 Apple recovered 2,204 pounds (1,000 kilogram) of gold from broken iPhones. In that year this was worth almost 40 million US-Dollar.
In 2019, Apple was the most valuable brand followed by Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Coca-Cola.
The “Microsoft Office” products were initially developed exclusively for Apple computers.