From the first iPhone to the recently released Apple device like the Apple Vision Pro, there are a lot of interesting fun facts to learn about Apple and its ecosystem of devices.
As an Apple fan, I love educating myself about the history of Apple and its exceptional ecosystem of gadgets.
In this very detailed blog post, you’ll find an endless supply of fun facts and stats about Apple Inc, iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices that will blow your mind.
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Facts about the Late Steven Jobs, Apple’s CEO, and others
- Steve Jobs is not only the founder of Apple, but he is also Walt Disney’s biggest shareholder with 7% stock (in 2006).
- Steve Jobs was adopted shortly after being born.
- Jobs was, biologically, half Arab. His biological father was Syrian and his mother was American.
- Jobs’ biological parents had one mandate–that Jobs be adopted by two college-educated people. The biological parents found out that neither Clara nor Paul Jobs had ever graduated from college, but the adoption went through when it was promised that Steve Jobs would receive a university education (funny considering that Jobs went on to become a college dropout).
- Jobs was an official college dropout but continued his education by informally auditing classes.
- Jobs and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak met in high school–Wozniak was 18 and Jobs was just 13.
- Jobs was a pescetarian, meaning he ate no meat except for fish.
- One class Jobs audited was a calligraphy course, which he said was instrumental in the future of Apple products’ attention to typography and font.
- While unofficially attending classes, Jobs struggled to get by. He slept on his friends’ dorm room floors, returned Coke bottles for money, and survived off free meals from the local Hare Krishna temple.
- Jobs had a pretty low GPA–just 2.65. Jobs admitted he never enjoyed school structure and preferred to learn in unconventional ways.
- Jobs spent seven months traveling around India, experimenting with psychedelic drugs and eventually adopting the practices of Zen Buddhism.
- Jobs has called experimenting with LSD “one of the two or three most important things I have done in my life.”
- Jobs stole from partner and co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak. When the pair first created the Breakout game for Atari, they planned on splitting the pay 50-50. Although Atari gave Jobs $5,000 for the game, Jobs told Wozniak they got $700, leaving Wozniak to take home $350 while Jobs pocketed the other $4,650
- Steve Jobs was moved to the night shift when working at Atari due to complaints about his hygiene. He rarely showered and would walk around barefoot in the Atari offices.
- Jobs was pushed out of his own company in 1985. Despite the fallout, he later recognized the coup as a blessing in disguise, as it gave him a chance to experiment creatively and purchase an animation studio, which would later be known as Pixar. Eventually, he rejoined Apple as CEO in 1997 (and revitalized the failing company).
- Shortly after being shooed out of Apple, Jobs applied to fly on the Space Shuttle as a civilian astronaut (he was rejected) and even considered starting a computer company in the Soviet Union.
- Steve Jobs had an illegitimate child, Lisa Brennan when he was 23, whose paternity he denied for years. Lisa’s mother had to use welfare checks to raise her child. Eventually, Jobs did accept Lisa as his legitimate child, and she changed her name to Lisa Brennan-Jobs.
- Despite initially denying paternity, around the time Lisa was born, Jobs named a new Apple computer the Apple Lisa (although Jobs claimed it simply stood for Local Integrated Software Architecture).
- While at Apple, Jobs always kept his annual salary at $1. Don’t worry, with 5.5 million shares of Apple stock and as the majority shareholder of Disney stock (from selling Pixar), he wasn’t quite what you’d call a starving artist.
- Jobs ended up connecting later in life with his biological sister, Mona Simpson, whom he grew very close with. Both were naturally artistic and shared much in common.
- The film Anywhere But Here is based on a book written by Jobs’s sister, Mona Simpson. The film is dedicated to Jobs.
- Jobs was no philanthropist. In fact, in Apple’s early days, he cut the company’s philanthropic programs, saying they would return when the company was more profitable. Despite Apple’s enormous success, the charitable programs were never reinstated.
- Jobs had an entire team devoted to packaging, who studied the experience of opening a box to learn how to achieve the excitement and emotional response that is now common with Apple products.
- A well-known egomaniac, Jobs was infamous for being difficult and demanding. In 1993, he held a spot on Fortune‘s list of America’s Toughest Bosses.
- Jobs was not always friendly with journalists and the media, wanting to retain total control of Apple’s impression on the public. Apple even sued teenager Nicholas Ciarelli for his Think Secret blog, where he revealed rumors and secret details about upcoming Apple products.
- Jobs is listed as either the primary inventor or co-inventor for 346 United States patents related to a range of technologies, with most of the patents being for design.
- Jobs had romantic relationships with Joan Baez and Diane Keaton.
- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak notes that Jobs never learned how to code.
- Bill Clinton once invited Jobs to spend the night sleeping in the Lincoln bedroom of the White House.
- Jobs harbored an intense dislike for PCs, and is quoted as saying to one friend, “I’d rather sell dog shit than PCs.”
- Steve Jobs never put license plates on his silver Mercedes (despite driving it constantly). How did he do it? California has a rule that a car owner has six months to put plates on a new car. Jobs just changed cars (to the identical model) every six months, allowing him to drive without plates.
- Jobs often parked in spots reserved for the handicapped.
- Jobs originally did not want to offer his products in white, but he was swayed after being introduced to the “moon gray” shade. Pretty surprising considering the iconic clean, white look of Apple products today.
- Jobs was furious when Google created its Android devices, entering as an Apple competitor in the phone market.
- Jobs actually served as a mentor for Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, even sharing some of his advice with the Google Duo.
- Steve Jobs was found to have pancreatic cancer in 2003, but rather than taking the doctor-recommended path of immediate operation, Jobs subscribed to an alternative-medicine regimen, including a vegan diet, acupuncture, and herbal remedies, even consulting a psychic.
- After nine months, Jobs gave in and underwent surgery. Many consider the delay a major factor in his eventual decline.
- Steve Jobs’s last words on his deathbed were, “Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow,” while gazing over his family’s shoulders.
- October 5, 2011 – Jobs dies after battling cancer.
- Apple, Microsoft, and Disney properties (including Disneyland and Disney World) flew their flags at half-staff when Steve Jobs died.
- Tim Cook revealed in a 2014 interview that Jobs’s main office and nameplate are still as they were in 2011 when Jobs passed away.
- Sunday, October 16, 2011, was declared Steve Jobs Day by the governor of California, Jerry Brown.
- Steve Wozniak told a story of how a guy with a gun came and stole their Blue box in front of a pizza parlor. The blue box was a device, which allowed you to call anywhere in the world without paying a dime. They had also used this device to prank call the Pope pretending to be Henry Kissinger. Video link here.
- Steve Jobs gifted his secretary a brand-new Jaguar when she told him that her car was having trouble. The secretary was a good employee, so Jobs wanted her to be on time.
- Tim Cook offered his own liver to Steve Jobs. Jobs refused to accept it.
- Steve Jobs was once so attracted to the design of his BMW Bike that he put it in a showcase at Apple back then.
- Steve Jobs is one of the very few to have many movies featuring his life story and many books written about him.
- Apple designated number No. 2 to Jobs and Wozniak got No. 1, he was offended, so instead of No. 2 he took No. 0.
- When Steve Jobs was on his deathbed, he asked for 5 different oxygen masks. Why? Only to get the mask having the best creative design. His obsession with design was beyond limits.
- Steve Jobs changed his style of glasses after being fired from Apple to match the style of one of his inspirations, Mahatma Gandhi.
- Steve Jobs sold his Volkswagen and Steve Wozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard scientific calculator to raise the capital for their new company, i.e. Apple
- On August 24, 2011, Steve Jobs resigned from Apple to battle his Cancer. August 24, 2011 – Tim Cook takes his place.
- Steve Jobs and Stephen Wozniak previously worked at HP before Apple was founded.
- One of Jobs’ first acts as CEO was to ban pets on the Apple campus. In return, he gave employees better food in the cafe.
- Early in 1998, at yet another Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Jobs ended his keynote with the first of his soon-to-be ubiquitous “One More Thing” announcements: Thanks to Jobs’ efforts in refocusing the company on the Mac, and Microsoft’s help, Apple was finally profitable again.
- In 1985, Steve Jobs tried to rally Apple’s board to oust Apple CEO John Sculley. Instead, the board voted to strip Jobs of all of his responsibility. Jobs ended up quitting to start his own company, NeXT.
- The rivalry between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates began in 1983 when Microsoft bailed on making Macintosh software after it revealed its own Microsoft Windows operating system — a direct competitor to the Mac.
- Also at the 2007 Mac world conference, Jobs demonstrated the Apple TV, (previously known as the iTV), a set-top video device intended to bridge the sale of content from iTunes with high-definition televisions.
- At the Mac World Conference & Expo in January 2007, Steve Jobs revealed the long-anticipated iPhone, a convergence of an Internet-enabled smartphone and iPod. The original iPhone combined a 2.5G quad-band GSM and EDGE cellular phone with features found in handheld devices, running scaled-down versions of Apple’s Mac OS X (dubbed iOS, formerly iPhone OS), with various Mac OS X applications such as Safari and Mail.
- Steve once accused Bill Gates of stealing the Graphic User Interface idea from Apple.
- Apple posts an intro video whenever it launches a new product. If you look closely at those videos, you’ll find that Jonathon Ive, Apple’s lead designer, has worn the same T-shirt in such videos.
- Steve Jobs became a millionaire at the age of 25 years.
- When the first iPod prototype was developed, Steve Jobs dropped it into an aquarium to prove that there was still empty space in it and that it could be made smaller.
Facts about Apple Mac Computers
- January 2006 – Apple rolls out its first Intel-based computers, the iMac and the MacBook Pro.
- In July 1976, the Apple 1 went on sale and was sold for $666.66. Steve Wozniak took a special liking for repeated numbers and hence the fancy number as the price.
- In 1998, Jobs unveiled the iMac. It sported a colorful, curvy look and was one of the most affordable computers Apple had ever made.
- The Apple II was the first personal computer to achieve significant commercial success. It was designed in 1977 by Steve Wozniak, a brilliant engineer with a knack for packing a lot of functionality into a small and affordable package.
- Apple Inc. had its genesis in the lifelong dream of Stephen G. Wozniak to build his own computer. This dream was made suddenly feasible with the arrival in 1975 of the first commercially successful microcomputer, the Altair 8800, which came as a kit and used the recently invented microprocessor chip. Encouraged by his friends at the Homebrew Computer Club, a San Francisco Bay Area group centered around the Altair, Wozniak quickly came up with a plan for his own microcomputer.
- Apple’s famous “1984” commercial, introducing the first Macintosh computer, which aired during January 1984’s Super Bowl XVIII, was directed by Ridley Scott — the same man who also directed “Alien,” “Blade Runner,” and “The Martian.”
- In the ’80s and ’90s, facing continually shrinking Mac sales, Apple tried making everything from digital cameras, like the Apple QuickTake, to video game consoles, like the Apple Pippin, and to even clothing lines.
- The “i” in 1998’s “iMac” is for “Internet,” since it originally took only two steps to connect to the web, in case you were wondering. But Apple has also said that it stands for “individuality” and “innovation.” The naming scheme would stick around through the iPhone and iPad.
- The first ever Macintosh developed had the signatures of all the initial developers, including Steve Jobs.
- A broken macintosh was used as a Fish Tank, and they called it Macquarium.
- The Macintosh, or Mac, is a line of personal computers Apple has sold since 1984. The original Macintosh was the first commercially successful computer to use a graphical user interface (GUI) based on a mouse. It cost $2495, or about $5700 in 2014 dollars.
- The Apple 1 was sold as a motherboard with CPU, RAM, and basic textual-video chips. It then lacked a built-in keyboard, monitor, case, or any other Human Interface Devices (which were later added in 1977).
- The first hard disc for Apple II had a storage capacity of five megabytes (MBs).
Facts about Apple Inc
- It was the first successful personal computer company and the popularizer of the graphical user interface.
- The company’s best-known hardware products include its Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad.
- Apple’s slogan is “Think Different” which is one of the most recognizable slogans of the 21st Century. The idea was first introduced in the 1997 TV commercial.
- Apple sold more watches in 2019 than the whole Swiss watch industry
- Apple has been a Silicon Valley trendsetter for almost four decades.
- Apple is one of the Big Five American information technology companies, alongside Alphabet, Amazon, Meta, and Microsoft.
- In 1976, Apple was founded by three men: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne with the intention of selling Wozniak’s hand-built Personal Computer named Apple 1. Apple Computer Inc. was incorporated on January 3rd, 1977. Mike Markkula, the multimillionaire who had taken an interest in the Apple-1 provided the company required funding and business expertise. Mike Markkula was the 3rd employee with a one-third share in the company. He suggested a man named Michael Scott be the company’s first president and CEO, as he thought Steve was too young and undisciplined to be the CEO.
- In 2010, Apple was a $50 billion dollar company.
- On April 1st, 2006, Apple turned 30.
- In 2011, Apple made waves when it came out that it had more cash in the bank than the US Treasury.
- In fact, by 1997, Apple’s financial situation was so dire that Dell CEO and founder Michael Dell, one of Microsoft’s biggest partners, once said that if he were in Jobs’ shoes, he’d “shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.“
- When Steve Jobs came back to Apple as CEO in 1997, the company was in such bad shape that his first Macworld keynote included the news that Microsoft was investing $150 million in the company — delivered by a gigantic video of Bill Gates towering over the assembly. “We need all the help we can get,” Jobs said, to boos from the audience.
- Apple has been ranked No. 1 on Fortune‘s list of America’s most admired companies.
- The Apple Retail store is the most profitable store on the planet.
- The multi-touch screen, that billions of smartphones use today, is patented by Apple, and it was first used in the iPhone.
- About 8 years ago, back in 2016 Apple came on stage and unveiled the iPhone 7 with a bold move of not including the headphone jack. Exactly 27 minutes later, they revealed their newest innovation, “The AirPods”.
- Do you know the address of the Apple headquarters? It’s 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA.
- One of the original Apple computers sold for more than $387,000 in 2013.
- Apple is pretty secretive. The company is said to have created fake projects for employees and management to work on. If the news leaks, you can hit the road. They’ll know exactly who spilled the beans.
- Every big company has a Twitter account from which they tweet and provide information about their latest products. Apple too has a Twitter account with about 10 million followers but has never tweeted.
- Apple’s first logo was made by its third co-founder, Ronald Wayne.
- Apple in 1980 with the launch of Apple III destroyed all predecessor gains. It was a 100% failure when, without any air vents, the computer’s chips and other components melted down due to overheating.
- Apple was granted a patent on rounded corners for rectangular electronic devices.
- In Apple’s headquarter, for every new project, a wall structure is erected so that the team can work within a highly secure environment.
- Apple was the first to launch a digital color camera.
- Remember, if you are smoking beside an Apple computer, then it could void your warranty.
- Initially in the 1980s in Japan when Apple computers’ names were not recognized well, the local workers mistakenly thought it was a real apple and delivered it in refrigerated trucks.
- For many years, Apple’s laptops had the glowing Apple logo upside down while in use, but the logo was flipped in the 1990s.
- When Apple was new, a lot of companies made copies of the products and named them with similar fruit names, e.g. Pineapple.
- The absolute first Apple computers had a 1 MHz microprocessor and 4 KB of RAM (expandable to 48 KB).
- If you had bought 100 shares of Apple stock for $22 each at its 1980 IPO, it would be worth around $900,000 today — before dividends.
- Apple is the most valuable company in the world — and it has the cash on hand to prove it.
- According to online quantitative data portal Statista.com, the most popular category on the Apple App Store, as of September 2014, is perhaps unsurprisingly, Games – accounting for 20.38% of all available apps on Apple’s online marketplace.
- On January 27, 2010, Apple introduced their much-anticipated media tablet, the iPad, running a modified version of iOS. It offers multitouch interaction with multimedia formats including newspapers, magazines, e-books, textbooks, photos, movies, TV shows videos, music, word-processing documents, spreadsheets, video games, and most existing iPhone apps.
- With the introduction of the successful iPod music player in 2001 and iTunes Music Store in 2003, Apple established itself as a leader in the consumer electronics and media sales industries, leading it to drop “Computer” from the company’s name in 2007.
- January 2003 – Apple releases the Safari web browser.
- Apple is so particular about its customers’ privacy that it even refused the FBI when it approached Apple to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone.
- March 28, 2016 – The Department of Justice says the FBI has “successfully retrieved the data stored on the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone,” and is dropping the case against Apple since it no longer needs the company’s help.
- Apple has said that it will remove FaceTime and iMessage from UK devices rather than weaken the security that the two features offer.
- May 10, 2022 – Apple announces that it is ceasing production of the iPod.
- December 28, 2017 – Apple apologizes to customers for how it rolled out an update that can slow down older iPhones. It is offering cheaper battery replacements to make up for it.
- June 15, 2018 – Oprah Winfrey signs a multiyear deal with Apple to create new original programming.
- August 2, 2018 – Apple becomes the first American public company to surpass $1 trillion in value.
- August 20, 2020 – Apple reaches the $2 trillion market value mark.
- January 3, 2022 – Apple becomes the world’s first company valued at $3 trillion.
- November 23, 2021 – Apple files a lawsuit against NSO Group and its parent company, accusing the Israeli firm of violating federal anti-hacking law by selling potent software that clients have used to spy on Apple customers. The lawsuit alleges that NSO’s spyware, known as Pegasus, and other malware have caused Apple monetary and property damages, and violated the human rights of Apple users along the way.
- December 14, 2020 – Launches Apple Fitness+, a service built around Apple Watch.
- November 18, 2020 – Apple agrees to pay $113 million to settle an investigation by states including California and Arizona over how Apple wasn’t transparent about its iPhone battery problems that led to unexpected device shutdowns.
- November 4, 2019 – Apple announces a $2.5 billion financial package to help address the housing crisis in California, which has worsened in part because of the rapid growth of tech companies.
- November 1, 2019 – Apple TV+, a subscription streaming service, launches.
- August 30, 2016 – The European Union rules that Apple must pay Ireland $14.5 billion in back taxes.
- February 3, 2016 – A jury orders Apple to pay $626 million in damages after finding that iMessage, FaceTime, and other Apple software infringed on another company’s patents. The lawsuit, originally filed in 2010 by the company VirnetX, accuses Apple of violating four patents, which mostly involve methods for real-time communications over the Internet.
- June 8, 2015 – Apple unveils Apple Music, a streaming music service, live radio station, and social network.
- December 16, 2014 – Apple wins an antitrust lawsuit brought by eight million iPod owners who alleged that Apple abused its monopoly power in the music industry to force out competition.
- June 9, 2014 – Apple conducts a stock split, bringing the price down from $647.50 to $92.44.
- May 28, 2014 – Apple announces deal to buy Beats for $3 billion.
- February 6, 2013 – Apple announces that iTunes has reached a milestone of 25 billion songs sold.
- June 6, 2011 – Apple announces iCloud, an online media storage system.
- At present, Apple is the largest publicly traded company in the United States.
Apple’s Annual Revenue from 2006 to 2023
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iPhone’s Annual Sales – 2006 to 2023
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Facts about iPhone Usage
- Siri sends everything that you say to it to Apple, which is then stored and analyzed.
- White iPhones boot on white background with an Apple symbol in black color, while black iPhones boot on black background with an Apple symbol in white color.
- Do you get confused when you get a call? Sometimes you can decline it, and sometimes you cannot, here’s the answer to it. Case 1: When you can decline the call: You can see the decline option when you’re doing/working something on your iPhone. So that you can decline the call and continue with your work. Case 2: When you cannot decline the call: This happens when your screen is locked and your phone is idle (not using the phone). In that case, you can decline the call by double-pressing the power button quickly. Case 3: When you get a call from an unknown number: You again are able to decline the call when you get a call from an unknown number, irrespective of whether you’re using the iPhone or not.
- People around the globe prefer iPhones over Androids for several reasons, the most crucial of which is security.
- Information security companies agree that Apple devices are more secure than Android ones.
Facts about iPhones, iPads, iPods, etc
- The iPhone Project was one of the biggest secret projects from Apple. They say, that the software guys didn’t get to see the hardware and the hardware guys didn’t get to see the software till it was unveiled.
- Also, the iPhone was codenamed “M68”. The employees working on this project were secretly trained to attend the meetings quietly, and there used to be codewords for employees to talk about it. They also had to keep an eye out if someone questioned, “What’s M68?”.
- If you went back in time to 1991 just to buy the parts that would make an iPhone, it would cost you more than $3m. The RAM alone would cost you around $1.44m.
- The Apple iPhone was so revolutionary that Time magazine named it the “ 2007 Invention of the Year”.
- On the first weekend the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launched, 50 devices were sold per second.
- In 2015, 49% of new device activations during Christmas week were iPhones.
- In the 2011 film, “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” Apple products like the iPhone, iPad, and iMac received almost eight minutes of screen time in the blockbuster. The screen placement was estimated to be worth around $23 million, and Apple got it all for free. – Source
- The iPhone 11’s screen size is bigger than the iPhone 11 Pro. The former is 6.1 inches (15.49 centimeters) while the latter is 5.8 inches (14.73 centimeters).
- A man submitted a patent in 1979 that almost perfectly resembles an iPod. He even went as far as predicting a need for DRM and a way to distribute the music. – Source
- A 17-year-old boy in China sold his kidney on the black market to afford an iPhone and iPad – Source
- Many commercial pilots use iPads in the cockpit as a replacement for traditional paper manuals. – Source
- The A5 Processor for Apple’s iPhone and iPad is actually manufactured by Samsung.
- Apple’s Home button or Touch ID won’t recognize the fingerprint of a dead person. Apple has revealed the fact that Touch ID sensors detect someone’s fingerprints via electrical currents. We all have some sort of electrical currents flowing through our body, and the sensor detects that when you use Touch ID to unlock the iPhone.
- Many of us are unaware of the fact that the back-lit Apple logo on the lid uses light directly from the other side of the lid, i.e., the screen.
- An iPhone would cost you twice as much in Brazil as compared to the United States.
- An iPhone is made up of 0.0012 ounces (0.05 g) of gold (worth $1.52), 0.000012 ounces of platinum (worth $0.017), and 0.012 ounces (0.45 g) of silver (worth $0.24). It consists of two-thirds of the total elements in the periodic table.
- When the first iPhone was launched, it took a year to cross the 1 million sales mark. However, the recently launched iPhone 12 series sales crossed a whopping 100 million in merely 7 months.
- You’ll be amazed to know that an iPad with apps installed weighs more than the one without apps installed
- September 12, 2017 – Apple unveils the iPhone X, alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – all of which support wireless charging.
- The iPhone X was the first iPhone to feature face detection technology, a 3D camera, and an edge-to-edge screen.
- September 9, 2014 – Apple unveils the Apple Watch, a wearable device.
- January 27, 2010 – The iPad is announced.
- By 2011, the Apple iPhone accounted for 40% of the company’s annual revenue. It’s estimated that over three-quarters of Apple’s income is from products that were invented within the past 10 years.
- During Christmas week in 2015 over 49% of new device activations consisted of iPhones.
iPad Annual Sales – 2011 to 2023 (Q1)
iPad Annual Revenue from 2011 to Q1 2023
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Facts about Apple and other companies like Google, Samsung, etc
- SIRI was actually planned to be released even on Android and Blackberry, only before Apple bought SIRI Inc. in 2010.
- Google makes more money from Apple’s iOS than from Android – Source
- The iPhone was not the first smartphone. IBM’s – Simon which went on sale in 1994 is widely believed to be the world’s first smartphone. It featured a touchscreen, email capability, and a few built-in apps, like Calculator and a sketch pad.
- Cisco Systems originally registered the trademark for “iPhone” before Apple released it. They even sued Apple for referring to its smartphone as an iPhone. Both companies soon entered negotiations and came to an agreement on ownership of the name
- “iOS” is trademarked by Cisco, not Apple – Source
- Apple used ‘Carl Sagan’ as a codename for a computer in the 1990s. Carl Sagan sent Apple a cease-and-desist letter, and Apple changed the name to ‘Butt-Head Astronomer’. Carl Sagan sued for libel and lost. This led to Apple changing the name to ‘Lawyers are Wimps’. Source
- Apple’s and Nokia’s valuation for May 2017 was; Apple: $803 billion, while Nokia: $36 billion
- In Brazil, Apple had a dispute regarding the iPhone, as another company has owned the rights for the name since 2000. Gradiente, the Brazilian company, released its own phone called Gradiente iPhone in 2007, which runs on Android OS.
- The original authors of SIRI are SRI (Stanford Research Institute), and Siri Inc. was their spin-off company.
- Fake Apple retail stores have been opened (and shut down) in many parts of China. In Kunming, for example, these stores appeared so authentic that even employees were duped.
- Due to a law case, Samsung by force had to pay $1 billion to Apple with 30 trucks filled with 5—cent coins.
- Samsung manufactured the retina display for iPads. Both are rivalries in the smartphone industry but share a symbiotic business relationship.
- Bill Gates invested $150 million in Apple in 1997 to save Apple from bankruptcy
- Back in 1985, PepsiCo president John Sculley turned down an appeal from Microsoft founder Bill Gates to license its software. This decision would later come back to haunt him because Microsoft, whose Windows operating system (OS) featured a graphical interface similar to Apple’s, became their toughest competition in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s.
- Interestingly, Samsung makes retina displays and OLED displays that are used in Apple devices.
- July 29, 2020 – Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, CEO of Google’s parent company Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg all testify before a House subcommittee on anti-trust to address concerns that their businesses may be harming competition.
- Apply originally approached Verizon to partner in the creation and release of the iPhone, but Verizon turned Apple down. Cingular (now AT&T) agreed to Apple’s terms and signed the deal, which included allowing the iPhone to display only Apple’s logo and not the carrier’s logo.
iPhone App Facts or Stats
- In early 2021 there were 22 million apps available for iPhone.
- The most popular app on the iPhone is Facebook, which is then followed by Youtube and Instagram.
- In 2020, Zoom became the most downloaded free app on the iPhone, probably stemming from remote work and the need for social interaction due to the pandemic.
- The Apple Store is visited by 500 million people on average a week.
- The average amount of time spent by an individual on the App Store in a month is 33 minutes.
- In 2020 there was around $19 billion spent in the App Store by users worldwide. 51 apps per minute are downloaded by Apple users, which in a year would add up to 26,805,600 apps. 35.71% of worldwide mobile phone users prefer the iOS operating system.
- No Location Found is one of the most common errors on iPhones.
- Apple was the first company to introduce an app store for users to download apps.
iPhone Fun Facts You’ll Love To Remember
- Apple iPhones are known for their cameras, music players, and ability to make calls and browse the internet like a computer all with a capacitive touch screen.
- The first iPhone was the iPhone 1 or iPhone 2G.
- The first white color iPhone came out on September 21, 2012.
- iPhones were initially sold for $499 – $599, based on whether they were 4GB or 8GB.
- The leading countries involved in the manufacturing of iPhones are Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia while some Asian countries, particularly China are involved in the assembly of the iPhone.
- The first person on earth to buy the iPhone is Greg Packer. He camped out in front of the Apple Store in front of 5th Avenue four days before the iPhone went on sale.
- Do you know that time is always set to 9:41 in every iPhone Ad? Have you ever thought about why Apple does that? Every Apple event always starts at 9 AM and the ads are timed to show 40 minutes after the beginning of the event. These first 40 minutes are reserved for presentations. Additionally, there is a delay of almost one minute between the ads and the presentation which is why the time is set at 9:41 not 9:40.
- The first ever iPhone call was made to Starbucks: Just after the launch of the iPhone in 2007, Steve Jobs made a call from his iPhone to Starbucks. Steve Jobs ordered 4,000 lattes; however, he canceled the order immediately as the receiver was shocked after hearing this. It was a prank call.
- The original design for the iPhone display called for plastic, but it was changed to Gorilla glass after Steve Jobs realized his keys scratched the plastic.
- The first water-resistant iPhones were the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models
- The iPhone 3G was the first iPhone with 3G network support
- The iPhone 4 was the first iPhone with Facetime
- The iPhone 4S was launched with Siri, the voice assistant
- The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were the first devices to support NFC
- The iPhone 6 and 6S Plus were the first to introduce 3D Touch
- The first iPhone with 4G is the iPhone 5
- The first iPhone with 5G is the iPhone 12 series
- The first iPhone with a dual camera is the iPhone 7 Plus
- The first iPhone with a triple camera is iPhone 11 Pro
- The first iPhone with Face ID and an OLED screen is the iPhone X
- The first iPhones with a 120hz refresh rate screen are iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro max
- The first iPhone with a USB type-C connector is the iPhone 15
- The first iPhones with a Dynamic Island screen are the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max as well as newer Pro models
- The first iPhones with a 48MP camera since the usual 12MP are the iPhone 14 Pro series.
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