Some unknown but fascinating facts you didn’t about Apple
Apple might be arguably the most recognizable corporation in the world but there are quite a few interesting yet baffling facts that are little known about the company as well as some of its iconic figures including Steve Jobs himself. Apple’s infamous veil of secrecy keeps its fan intrigued, but we at NL have come up with a list of some of the little known facts about Apple Inc. Here they are:
1. Original Apple logo had Isaac Newton in it
The now used bitten apple logo and its retro-styled rainbow colored apple might be the most recognized in the world, but the original logo of Apple featured Isaac Newton sitting under the tree just before an apple hit him on his head. The Newton logo was designed by the lesser-known Apple founder Ronald Wayne, which brings us to the next intriguing fact.
2. Apple had three founders
Apple was founded in 1976 by three people, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. Ronald not only drafted the first Apple logo but also the original partnership agreement and the Apple I computer manual. He sold his 10% stake two weeks in for just $800 as he was concerned over debt. The same today is worth over $35bn today. Opss!
3. The Apple I Cost $666.66
The recently launched Mac Pro workstation is being criticized for being overpriced but historically speaking, all the Apple products have been steeply priced. Apple’s first product, Apple I computer, was priced at $666.66 which after adjusting inflation for all these years is even costlier than the Mac Pro.
4. Wozniak Sold His Scientific Calculator to Raise Capital
The fact that Steve Jobs sold his Volkswagen Van to raise money for their startup might be well known but even Wozniak did his but to raise capital. He sold his Hewlett-Packard 65 scientific calculator for $500 In order to raise enough money to buy parts and build the first few orders of the Apple I.
5. Macintosh is a variety of apples
It’s an interesting story behind Apple picking up the Macintosh name. Apple employee Jef Raskin, who joined the company after the Apple II debuted, is the one who coined the name for the machine after his favorite variety of apple. Macintosh was just a code name and Steve Jobs even tried to change it to ‘bicycle’ but somehow the name stuck along and has made its place in the history.
6. Apple made the first mass-market color digital camera
While the camera on iPhones might be one of the best in the industry but it’s a little known fact that Apple was the first company to make mass-market color digital camera. Back in 1994, Apple introduced the QuickTake 100 which could take 8 photos. It was priced at $749.
7. Apple ships everything by air, not sea
Apple does not use the sea route to ship and transport their products but prefer to move its stock by air. The company is Cathay Pacific’s biggest freight customer. The choice of transport might result in costlier input prices but dramatically cuts down the transportation time.
8. “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow,” were the last words by the legend
Steve Jobs’ last words were “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow” while looking over the shoulders of his family, as told by his sister Mona Simpson, who gave permission to be published in the New York Times the eulogy she gave at Jobs‘ memorial service.
[Via – The-Guardian]