Did you know? Facts about Apple Inc.
The name “Apple” came from founder Steve Jobs’ like of the fruit. Mystery surrounded the reason for the name Apple, but in truth it was just the fruit that Jobs liked and named the company after that.
Apple originally had three co-founders. The third co-founder, a man named Ronald Wayne, had joined co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak but he left the company only 12 days after it was founded. He sold his 10 percent share for only $800 and got an additional payout of $1,500. Had Wayne stayed with the company, his shares would be worth around $60 billion today.
Apple scored big time with the iPod. The creator, Tony Fadell, had originally offered the device to both Real Networks and Philips. Both companies turned it down.
Apple’s first company logo featured a drawing of the father of physics, Sir Isaac Newton.
Apple was the first to make a digital color camera.
The name iPod was inspired by the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
Apple earned an astounding $18.4 billion profit in the quarter ending Dec. 26, 2015, the record for any U.S. company ever.
The corporate headquarters are in Cupertino, Calif.
For many years, Apple’s laptops had the glowing Apple logo upside down while in use, but the logo was flipped in the 1990s.
One of the original Apple computers sold for more than $387,000 in 2013.
The iPhone was almost named something else, with the company considering names such as Mobi, Telepod and Tripod. The name “iPad” was also considered for its smartphone.
Despite the fact that he was the founder of the company, Steve Jobs was fired from Apple in 1985 at the tender age of 30.
Apple cracked into the Fortune 500 in 1983, a spot it has held onto ever since.
Apple iPad’s retina display is actually manufactured by Samsung.
Apple has 475 retail stores in 17 countries, as of 2016.
The World’s most valuable brands are Apple, Microsoft and Google.