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10 Things You Didn't Know About Apple

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Source: weheartit.com

You might own every product beginning with the letter 'i', but do you know these interesting Apple facts?

 

1. Apple's first computer was satanically priced at $666.66.

Woz (Steve Wozniak) didn't realize the connotation and was just trying to price it at one-third over the wholesale price of $500. Instead of choosing $667, he went with 666 because he thought it was easier to type.

Credit: AP/Ben Margot

Credit: AP/Ben Margot

2. Apple's product shots aren't computer generated.

They are a blend of high-resolution, super-close up shots with narrow depths of field. The result is a ultra-high-res image entirely in focus. 

Credit: Wikipedia

Credit: Wikipedia

3. Steve Jobs' last words were "Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow."

He died peacefully with his family at his side in Palo Alto, CA.

4. Apple had three founders.

Ronald Wayne drew the first Apple logo, wrote the original partnership agreement, and wrote the Apple I computer manual but sold his 10% stake in the company for $800. Today, that stake would be worth $35 billion. 

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Credit: Youtube

5. Apple has more operating cash than the US Treasury.

Apple has $160 billion in cash, as opposed to the government's $49 billion. Just to note, Microsoft has $85 billion.

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Credit: Limera1n

6. Apple sold over 340,000 iPhones a day back in 2012.

That makes 125 million iPhones sold that year.

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Credit: The Verge

7. Apple's Retina display is actually manufactured by Samsung.

Samsung is a multi national conglomerate consisting of more than 30 independent businesses. While Samsung Electronics Company LTD was getting sued by Apple, Samsung Mobile Display continued to churn out the displays for Apple.

Credit: Cult of Mac

Credit: Cult of Mac

8. Everything you say to Siri is sent to Apple, stored and analyzed.

Once a voice recording is 6 months old, Apple disassociates your user number from the clip but keeps the file for up to 18 months for testing and product improvement. 

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Credit: Click. Read. Share.

9. Apple ships EVERYTHING by air, not sea.

Apple is Cathay Pacific's biggest freight customer. By cutting travel time from 30 days to 15 hours, it reduces the money tied up in stock before it can be sold on.

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Credit: Wikipedia

10. Apple has a bit of a packaging obsession.

Apple has a secret dedicated packaging room at its headquarters in Cupertino, CA. Product designers spend hours opening boxes so they can elicit the correct emotional response from someone opening the product for the first time. 

Credit: Apple Graphic Design

Credit: Apple Graphic Design

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