25 High Tech Facts About Apple And How It Made Technology Cool

There are few companies that have changed the world as much as Apple. Started in a garage by a couple friends, it has since grown to be one of the biggest and most influential companies in the world. In terms of total assets, Apple is actually the world’s largest technology company. To paint an even more accurate picture, Apple has more cash in its pocket than the US government. Do you want some more fun facts? There are more than 1 billion Apple gadgets being used around the world right now. Of course, no big company or government is without criticism and Apple has had its fair share. From sweatshops to dubious tax practices, the company’s reputation is nowhere near as clean as its designs. But we won’t go into that too much here. Today we’re going to talk about those sleek, cool, incredible little gizmos and gadgets that Apple has taken over the world with. You’ll soon see why Apple is richer than most countries. So whether you’re a proven Apple maniac or not, get ready to dive into the world of i-this and i-that. These are 25 high tech facts about Apple and how it made technology cool!

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25

In July of 2011, Apple had more cash in the bank than the US government

In July of 2011, Apple had more cash in the bank than the US governmentSource: wikipedia
24

By using iTunes, you have agreed to not use Apple products to build nuclear weapons

By using iTunes, you have agreed to not use Apple products to build nuclear weaponsSource: makeuseof.com, Image: wikipedia
23

Apple stores everything you say to Siri

Apple stores everything you say to SiriSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
22

Smoking near an Apple computer voids the warranty

Smoking near an Apple computer voids the warrantySource: geek.com, Image: wikipedia
21

Employees at Apple Headquarters earn an average of $125,000 per year

Employees at Apple Headquarters earn an average of $125,000 per yearSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
20

Some "entrepreneurs" in China started fake Apple stores. Even the staff thought they were working for the real Apple.

Some "entrepreneurs" in China started fake Apple stores. Even the staff thought they were working for the real Apple.Source: wikipedia
19

Every minute, Apple earns $300,000

Every minute, Apple earns $300,000Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
18

In the movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Apple products got nearly 8 minutes of screen time (an estimated $23 million of advertising). Of course, Apple got it for free.

In the movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Apple products got nearly 8 minutes of screen time (an estimated $23 million of advertising). Of course, Apple got it for free.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
17

1983 brought the first iPhone design. It looked more like an iPad with a landline attached.

1983 brought the first iPhone design. It looked more like an iPad with a landline attached.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
16

In the 1990s Apple used Carl Sagan as the codename for a computer. He sued them so they changed it to "butt-head astronomer". He then came after them for libel and lost. So Apple change the name to "lawyers are wimps".

In the 1990s Apple used Carl Sagan as the codename for a computer. He sued them so they changed it to "butt-head astronomer". He then came after them for libel and lost. So Apple change the name to "lawyers are wimps".Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
15

In 1979, a patent was submitted by a man named Kane Kramer that almost perfectly resembled what an iPod would eventually look like

In 1979, a patent was submitted by a man named Kane Kramer that almost perfectly resembled what an iPod would eventually look likeSource: gizmodo.com
14

iOS is actually trademarked by Cisco, not Apple

iOS is actually trademarked by Cisco, not AppleSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
13

Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne sold his shares for $800. Today they would have been worth $35 billion

Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne sold his shares for $800. Today they would have been worth $35 billionSource: wikipedia
12

Baking a Macbook's motherboard in the oven (yes, baking like a cake!) is a legitimate way to fix it

Baking a Macbook's motherboard in the oven (yes, baking like a cake!) is a legitimate way to fix itSource: russell.heistuman.com, Image: wikipedia
11

Apple can't use the iPhone trademark in Brazil because a company called Gradiente Eletronicas registered it in 2000

Apple can't use the iPhone trademark in Brazil because a company called Gradiente Eletronicas registered it in 2000Source: wikipedia
10

Google makes more profit off of iOS than it does off of Android

Google makes more profit off of iOS thank it does off of AndroidSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
9

The iPhone is nearly twice as expensive in Brazil as it is in the US

The iPhone is nearly twice as expensive in Brazil as it is in the USSource: wsj.com, Image: wikipedia
8

At one point, there was a featureless app called "I Am Rich" sold on the app store. It cost $999.99 and 8 people bought it before Apple removed it.

At one point, there was a featureless app called "I Am Rich" sold on the app store. It cost $999.99 and 8 people bought it before Apple removed it.Source: wikipedia
7

According to the manual your are supposed to hold an iPhone several inches from your head to comply with FCC and European Union guidelines concerning RF exposure

According to the manual your are supposed to hold an iPhone several inches form your head to comply with FCC and European Union guidelines concerning RF exposureSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
6

A teenager in China sold his kidney to buy an iPhone

A teenager in China sold his kidney to buy an iPhoneSource: geekologie.com
5

Pilots like to use iPads as a replacement to traditional pen and paper

Pilots like to use iPads as a replacement to traditional pen and paperSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
4

To oversee its more than 200,000 workers in China, Apple had to hire more than 8,000 engineers. This would take up to 9 months in the US. In China it took 2 weeks.

To oversee its more than 200,000 workers in China, Apple had to hire more than 8,000 engineers. This would take up to 9 months in the US. In China it took 2 weeks.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
3

Companies are not allowed to give away iPhones or iPads for free (according to Apple guidelines)

Companies are not allowed to give away iPhones or iPads for free (according to Apple guidelines)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
2

Every iPhone ad has the time at 9:41 AM. This is when Steve Jobs unveiled it in 2007

Every iPhone ad has the time at 9:41 AM. This is when Steve Jobs unveiled it in 2007Source: tuaw.com, Image: wikipedia
1

The processor for the iPhone is actually made by Samsung

The processor for the iPhone is actually made by SamsungSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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