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12 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Apple

12 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Apple
Written by Sushil

You may know Apple as the creator of ever-famous iPhone, iPad, and Mac. But there’s a lot to the tech giant that you might not be aware of. Here are 12 interesting facts about Apple – the trendsetter of the tech industry.

  1. Apple once had more cash than the US registry. It is the most valuable IT company on the planet with the market cap of approximately $900 billion.
  2. On paper, Apple and Samsung may seem like a rival but you would be amazed to know that the retina display on iPad is manufactured by Samsung.
  3. Smoking near an Apple computer voids the warranty. Apple has refused to repair computers that were found to have tar residue in them, declaring it unhealthy for their employees.
  4. If you look at the iPhone photographs in Apple adverts the time is always set to 9:41. This is the time Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone.
  5. Apple sold 4,11,000 iPhones per day in 2013.
  6. Apple holds the patent for slide to unlock technology.
  7. Everything you say to Siri is sent to Apple, analyzed, and stored for up to two years.
  8. Apple got its name from the fruit. Steve Jobs chose the name because of his love for the fruit.
  9. Work on first iPhone was initiated in the year 2004. It was code-named M68. The real name was kept secret until launch time. In fact, for keeping the product a secret, the hardware guys didn’t have access to the software, and the software guys didn’t have access to the hardware. Moreover, very few people knew what device would look like when Steve Jobs took the stage.
  10. Apple took secrecy to the next level when they created fake projects for there employees. If the news leaked, they knew who to fire.
  11. For years, the glowing Apple logo on MacBook was upside down. It was flipped in the 1990s so that it would look better in the movies.
  12. Apple has so much spare cash that if it wanted, it could buy Facebook. Alternatively, it could by Dropbox, Twitter, Netflix, Tesla, Spotify, and Pandora.

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