33 Interesting Facts About Apple Inc.

Imagine living in a world where the most famous apple is not the one from a tree but the one that’s been bitten – a symbol of an extraordinary tech revolution! That’s the world Apple Inc. has created. Apple Inc. is a global phenomenon that has revolutionized technology as we know it. Born in the garage of co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976, this Silicon Valley startup turned tech titan has consistently defined and redefined entire industries, from personal computers to music, smartphones, and beyond. Known for its innovation, aesthetics, and premium user experience, Apple stands as a beacon of design and functionality. Today, the iconic bitten apple logo is recognized globally, as a testament to the brand’s unyielding dedication to innovation, quality, and customer-centric design. It has transformed the way we work, play, and communicate, making it not just a company, but a global cultural phenomenon with its iconic products like the Mac, iPhone, and iPod. Whether it’s a device in your pocket or hand, a logo on a storefront, or a piece of groundbreaking technology, Apple’s influence can be seen and felt around every corner of the globe. From a garage-based startup to becoming the first U.S. company to hit a $1 trillion market cap, Apple’s journey has been a testament to the power of vision, creativity, and relentless innovation.
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1. The Genesis

Steve Jobs (left), Steve Wozniak (center), and Ronald Wayne (right)
Steve Jobs (left), Steve Wozniak (center), and Ronald Wayne (right)

Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976.

2. Origin of the Name

Steve Jobs named the company Apple because he was on a fruitarian diet and visited an apple farm. He thought the name was fun, spirited, and not intimidating.

3. Garage Beginnings

The garage of Steve Jobs' house in Los Altos, where Apple was created
The garage of Steve Jobs’ house in Los Altos, where Apple was created

The first Apple computers were assembled in Steve Jobs’ parents’ garage.
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4. Apple’s Original Logo

Apple's first logo, designed by co-founder Ronald Wayne before 1976
Apple’s first logo, designed by co-founder Ronald Wayne before 1976

The first Apple logo featured Sir Isaac Newton sitting under an apple tree.
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5. The Iconic Bite

Apple’s bitten apple logo was designed in 1977 to differentiate it from other fruit images, particularly tomato.

6. An Expensive Apple

The original 1976 Apple I Computer in a briefcase
The original 1976 Apple I Computer in a briefcase

The Apple I computer was first sold for $666.66, a pricing decision made by Steve Wozniak because he liked repeating digits.
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7. Apple’s Retail Venture

The first Apple retail store opened in 2001 in Virginia. Now, there are hundreds of them worldwide.

8. Spaceship Campus

Apple’s headquarters, known as Apple Park, in Cupertino, California, United States, has a unique, spaceship-like design. It is a testament to modern architecture and sustainability, and it is estimated to be worth $5 billion.

9. Unique Product Codes

Apple’s product model numbers all start with ‘A’ for Apple.

10. The Beatles Lawsuit

Apple was once sued by The Beatles’ record label, Apple Corps, for trademark infringement.

11. The Apple Car 

Apple has been rumored to be working on an electric vehicle, code-named “Project Titan.”

12. In Memory of Steve Jobs

External view of the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, USA; the picture was taken before the beginning of Apple's first shareholder meeting held in the theater
External view of the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, USA; the picture was taken before the beginning of Apple’s first shareholder meeting held in the theater

The theater at Apple Park, Apple’s headquarters, is named the Steve Jobs Theater in honor of the company’s late co-founder.
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13. The Macintosh Introduction

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Apple used a stunning Super Bowl ad to introduce the Macintosh computer in 1984. It was directed by Ridley Scott.

14. The iMac Revolution

An iMac G3, a personal computer, produced by Apple Inc. from 1998 to 2003
An iMac G3, a personal computer, produced by Apple Inc. from 1998 to 2003

Apple’s release of the iMac in 1998 was a turning point for the company. Its unique design and color options redefined personal computer aesthetics.
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15. The Birth of the iPod

Apple iPod (2001)
Apple iPod (2001)

Apple stepped into the music industry in 2001 with the release of the iPod, fundamentally changing how people listened to music.
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16. Leading the Wireless Revolution

Apple was the first major phone manufacturer to remove headphone jacks in 2016.

17. Wearable Tech Pioneer

Apple launched its first wearable device, the Apple Watch, in 2015.

18. Apple Watch Saves Lives

There have been numerous stories of the Apple Watch saving lives with its heart monitoring and emergency call features.

19. Apple’s Environmental Pledge

Apple has committed to becoming 100% carbon-neutral across its entire business by 2030.

20. Patent Powerhouse

Apple holds thousands of patents covering a wide range of technologies, showing the company’s continual push for innovation.

21. Standing Up for Privacy

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Apple puts a strong emphasis on user privacy, making it a key feature of their products. In 2016, Apple refused an FBI request to unlock an iPhone, citing privacy concerns.

22. Trillion Dollar Milestone

Apple became the first US company to reach a $1 trillion market cap in 2018.

23. Unique Glass Structures

Apple Fifth Avenue
Apple Fifth Avenue

Several Apple Stores, like the one in New York City, have become architectural landmarks.
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24. iPhone: A Revolution

The iPhone, introduced in 2007, redefined the concept of smartphones and set a standard for the industry.

25. iPhone’s Original Codename

The iPhone’s original codename was reportedly “Purple.”

26. iTunes’ Billionth Song

In 2006, a teenager downloaded the billionth song from iTunes and received a call from Steve Jobs himself.

27. Siri’s Origin

Siri was not originally developed by Apple. It was a startup that Apple acquired in 2010.

28. Smoking Can Void Warranty

Smoking near Apple computers can void the warranty.

29. Creating Own Chips

Apple M1
Apple M1

Apple transitioned from Intel processors to their own M1 chips in 2020.
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30. Helping Snow Leopards

Mac OS X Snow Leopard Unboxed
Mac OS X Snow Leopard Unboxed

Apple donated a portion of the sales from its Mac OS X Snow Leopard to snow leopard conservation efforts.
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31. No Radio on iPod

Despite consumer demand, Apple never added a radio tuner to the iPod.

32. Apple’s Cash Reserves

At times, Apple has held more cash reserves than some countries’ GDP.

33. Apple’s 9:41 Timestamp: A Nostalgic Detail

The time “9:41” featured on iPhones in Apple’s advertisements is a tribute to a significant moment in the company’s history. This was the exact time when Steve Jobs revealed the very first iPhone to the world, making it a symbol of innovation and a nod to the brand’s legacy.