Apple Miscellanea

Here it is, all curious facts and trivia about Apple in a few texts containing dozens of stories. They range from the first years of existence of the electronic giant to our days, from their corporate board rooms to users’ experience. Reading these stories – some of them see the light of day for the first time in history – will bring back your memories, as most of these facts are monuments to days gone by. Well, every great company has its storytellers, as there is a fundamental need in the human psyche to produce nice and amazing tales about what peuple like. So take your seat and enjoy these short stories…

Miscellanea, Trivia and Curious Facts About Apple and Apple Products

When buying an Apple product or service, you have agreed not to use Apple products to create nuclear weapons. So if you are thinking about starting its production, think again, you might violate the agreement.

They say that when the prototype of Apple’s iPod was shown to Steve Jobs, he dropped the gadget in an aquarium. Then he said that the aire bubbles proved there was empty space inside iPod, thus it could be made smaller.

They say that the battery of an Apple Macbook could save its user from a gunshot, as it’s bulletproof. Please, don’t try to shoot the computer.

Apple App Store has hundreds of thousands of apps. However, more than 70% of those apps have never been downloaded.

Siri was supposed to be used by Android and BlackBerry phones. But in April of 2010, Apple bought Siri, Inc.

Steve Jobs accused once Bill Gates of stealing technology from Apple. Bill Gates philosophically remarked in response: I Thing it’s more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox. I broke into his house to steal his TV set and found out that you had already stolen it.

When Apple designated employee numbers, Steve Jobs saw that Stephen Wozniak received #1 while Jobs got #2. Steve Jobs was offended as he believed he should be second to no one, so he took #0 instead.

An Apple-1 computer built in Steve Jobs’ garage in the summer of 1976 was sold at an auction in 2014 for US$905,000.

Did you know that smoking near Apple computers voids the warranty? Be careful not to smoke near your Mac!

An Apple iPhone contains about 0.0012 ounces of gold, 0.012 ounces of silver, and 0.000012 ounces of platinum, worth $1.52, $0.24, and $0.017 respectively. Apple recovered 2,204 pounds of gold from broken and recycled iPhones in 2015. That’s worth about US$40 million.

Every Apple iPhone ad displays the time as 9:41 AM, the time Steve Jobs unveiled it in 2007.

Everything you say to Siri is sent to Apple, analyzed and stored.

Steve Jobs was adopted. His biological father was Abdulfattah Jandali, a Syrian Muslim. Steve Jobs never wrote a single line of programming code and he was dyslexic. It’s known that Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs, all of them had no college degree. But Steve Jobs was awarded 141 new patents since his death. Today, the Bible, Steve Jobs’ Bio, and the Hunger Games, are the most highlighted kindle books ever. But Steve Jobs did not let his kids use iPads and limited their use of technology to a minimum.

They say that Steve Jobs’ secretary was once late for work, because her car wouldn’t start. That afternoon, Jobs gave her a set of keys for a brand new Jaguar, saying: “Here, don’t be late anymore.” It’s also said that Steve Jobs believed that his vegan diet would eliminate the need of showering. He was very attenitive to details: once he called Google to tell them the yellow gradient in the second O of their logo wasn’t quite right.

Bill Gates wrote his rival Steve Jobs a comforting letter as he was dying. Jobs kept it by his bed. He turned down a partial liver transplant from now Apple-CEO Tim Cook two years before dying of cancer. Steve Jobs’ last words were¬†: Oh, wow!, Oh, wow, oh wow! He is buried in an unmarked grave.

One-Button Mouse

The Apple’s mouse or trackpad used to have only one button. This thing has long infuriated the PC adepts who were thinkng about switching to Mac and tried out a Mac to test it. Apple had to introduce a two-button mouse and allow the Macs to work with standard PC mice, to solve the problem. As for older Macs, clicking the Control button does exactly the same as right-clicking. Users can also right-click by tapping with two fingers simultaneously on the trackpad.

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