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Fun Facts About Apple

Apple is a global brand. A company that started in a small garage in California has become a world player in technology and an innovator in advancements.

People have always been vocal about Apple’s quality products. Starting with only a very basic computer, they became the makers of some of the world’s most technologically advanced and most coveted laptops and smartphones.

Many people are dying to sell old laptops to get the new Apple ones. However, a company as big as Apple did not grow overnight (like all dreams, we wish it could happen overnight). A single idea turned great could only have happened because the people behind the company made it become a reality. Three people and an already-bitten apple have made a difference in the world.

Here are some interesting facts that chronicle Apple’s achievements from small beginnings to big successes:

  • Apple was founded on April Fool’s Day in 1976 by three people who worked for Atari – Steven Gary Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Ronald Gerald Wayne. Apple was incorporated in 1977 when Wayne sold his shares for $800. He wrote the partnership agreement and drew the first logo.
  • Steve Jobs had to sell his Volkswagen while Steve Wozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard scientific calculator to start Apple . At least they didn’t have to sell lemonade and cookies.
  • Wozniak credits Mike Markkula for making Apple a success. He provided the initial funding and managerial support that made Apple blossom into a well-known brand. He later became Apple’s chairman from 1985 to 1997.
  • For 30 years, Apple was dubbed “Apple Computer, Inc.” In January 9, 2007, they removed “Computer” to reflect its massive expansion to other forms of gadgets.
  • Steve Jobs wanted to set the price of the 4K Apple 1 at $666.66, which was double the cost of manufacturing. However, many Christians believed that it was a demonic sign, the mark of the beast.
  • Apple’s first-ever computer, the Apple 1, did not have a monitor, case or keyboard. It was mainly built out of assembled circuit boards. Its successor , Apple II was the computer that became famous as the beginning of what home computers should be.
  • In 2012, Apple surpassed Microsoft as the most valuable technology company. Apple was valued around $222.12 billion while its fierce competitor Microsoft was valued at $219.18 billion.
  • The US Treasury has an operating cash balance of $73.7 billion. On the other hand, Apple has higher reserves than the government, amounting to about $76.4 billion. While the US government is spending around $200 billion, Apple is profiting. Perhaps the government should take lessons from Apple.
  • Ronald Wayne, one of Apple’s original founders, designed the first logo for Apple. It was a pen-and-ink drawing of Sir Isaac Newton leaning against an apple tree with part of William Wordsworth’s poem above him. Since Jobs thought it was too vague, they chose an apple instead with a bite (byte) to distinguish it from a cherry tomato.


About the Author:

Misha Williams



Misha Williams is a 23-year old writer/blogger from Las Vegas, Nevada who loves to write articles about technology and the Internet. She was now working for CashForLaptops.com, a site where you can sell your laptop for a great cash. You can follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

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