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Curious Facts about Apple’s Products

Curious Facts about Apple's Products
Curious Facts about Apple’s Products

Curious Facts about Apple’s Products

iPhones

iPhone Demo Worked by Miracle
It was a miracle the original iPhone demo worked, when Steve Jobs presented the original iPhone at Macworld 2007 event. The fact is that the smartphone was still in prototype form, and could go offline any minute. It was a miracle that the demonstration went off without a hitch.

One Billion iPhones Sold
At the Keynote event on September 10, 2019, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced that more that two billion of iPhones have been sold worldwide between 2007 and September 2019, the day when iPhone 11 and 11 Pro were launched.

iPhone Patents
Did you know that since the first iPhone was released in 2007, Apple Inc. has patented or acquired more than 250 patents relating to its smartphone technology.

Plastic or Glass?
The iPhone prototype display was plastic, and a few devices were made out of this material. After the smartphone had been tested in real-world situations, Apple’s engineers opted for glass display.

Invention of the Year
The first iPhone was so revolutionary, that Time Magazine named it Invention of the Year in 2007. Since that Apple has revolutionarized its smartphones, which dominate the market today.

Listening to the Music
There’s a lot you can do with the iPhone when it comes to listening to digital music. Today it has become a part of our life. We use it to show off our pictures. We watch videos and listen to music. In fact, the iPhone can play quite a lot of different audio formats. If you think that the iPhone only supports the standard AAC format and can be used with the iTunes Store you are wrong. The device supports other formats as well.

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There’s a lot you can do with the iPhone when it comes to listening to digital music.

Do Not Talk about Project Purple!
When Apple began work on the iPhone, all the tasks were performed on a separate floor. Security measures were unprecedented, and employees could access the floor using special key cards. There was a poster on the door giving access to the premises. The poster literally said: “The first rule of Project Purple is you do not talk about Project Purple. The Second Rule of Project Purple is YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT PROJECT PURPLE.”

iPhone 4s
The iPhone 4s, the fifth generation of the iPhones, was the first iPhone to use large fonts that allow to touch selected items easily. Users could rotate the phone to landscape mode to access Cover Flow. This feature shows the different album covers in a photo library. To scroll through, users should swip a finger across the screen. Besides, the iPhone 4s series a touchscreen-based smartphone developed by Apple Inc., was notable for serious designs, and could play movies, audibooks, podcasts, music, playlists, which made the iPhone 4s series very popular. It was the first iPhone which was able to sort media library by genres, songs, artists, albums, videos, playlists, podcasts, audiobooks, compilations, authors. On the 4s, the volume can be changed with the included Apple Earphones. The Voice Control feature can be used to identify a track, play songs, create a Genius playlist and more. Headset controls can be used to pause, play, skip, and repeat tracks. The iPhone 4s was the first ever iPhone to include a camera with an accompanying flash, although cameras have been on Apple iPhones since their inception. Cameras have improved since from being a 2MP camera unable to zoom to a Full-HD video filming tool.

Flashing Alerts
The iPhone 5 was the first iPhone to use Flashing Alert. Sometimes you will need to put your iPhone 5 on silent mode or you will be in a loud environment, but you still want to know when a message comes in. In fact, there is not a notification light available on the iPhone 5, but you can set the LED flash to blink as an additional alert on your smartphone. For this, just go to Settings > General > Accessibility. Once there slide LED Flash for Alerts On. Now you will be able to see notifications.

Smartphone and Average User
Did you know that the average user unlocks her or his smartphone more than 100 times each day? About 50% of smartphone owners say they can’t live without them (the nomophobia pandemia is just around the corner). In 2020 so many Facebook videos and photos are uploaded via mobile that it takes up 30% of upstream web traffic. In 2012 it took only around 5%, and in 2015, 25%. So you can see the dynamics…

iPads

iPad Model
According to Ken Segall the name “iPad” was considered as the moniker for the first Apple smartphone along with TriPod. Later Apple decided to use this name for its line of tablets. With an Apple Pencil or a third party stylus you can draw on your iPad. You can write down notes and use your stylus for navigating the menu and for surfing the Web. Apple’s first tablet was called Apple Newton. It supported pen writing and one touch, had the 6-inch black and white display and weighed 800 grams. Then Apple developed its very own Newton OS. Did you know that Bono, a rock star’s silhouette, is used on all iPhones, iPads and iPod touches as the logo for the artist’s tab? Bono and his Irish friends were linked to Apple since very beginning. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield took an iPad with him to the International Space Station in 2013. He used the tablet computer for entertainment, listening to songs and watching movies.

iPad’s First Version
Apple made an early version of a tablet in 1993. That version was called the Newton MessagePad. It had similar functions to the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The Newtons were discontinued in 1998. Apple launched the first iPad table in January, 2010.

Quick Volume Mute
When the iPad was first launched, it had no mute button. Apple added the choice of using the lock switch to mute the sound with iOS 4.3. Since then users can also lock the iPad’s orientation. For quickly muting the device press and hold the Volume-Down button.

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Did you know that tablet computers appeared in many works of science fiction?

Magnifying Glass
On your iPad, you can enjoy the details in your Photos with the Magnifying Glass: To turn the magnifying glass on go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom. To make the glass appear, double-tap the screen with three fingers.

Tablets and Science Fiction
Did you know that tablet computers appeared in many works of science fiction? For example, Arthur C. Clarke depicted a NewsPad his “2001: A Space Odyssey”, and Isaac Asimov presented Calculator Pad in his 1951 novel “Foundation”, to quote only two of dozens of great authors.

Pressure-sensitive films
Did you know that some tablets can recognize individual palms. Some professional-grade tablets use pressure-sensitive films. Even more, some capacitive touch-screens can detect the size of the touched area and the pressure used.

History of Tablets
Android was the first of today’s platforms for tablet computers to release a tablet, in 2009. But it was Apple who can be credited for defining a new class of consumer device tablets in the following years and conceiving the most successful tablet. Later Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and other tablets followed, continuing the trends towards the features listed above.

MacBooks

Energy Saver
The Energy Saver preference pane includes several settings that determine power levels for your device. Your computer knows when it’s plugged in and runs accordingly. When using battery power, it dims the screen and uses other components sparingly. If you change this setting to maximize performance, your battery will drain more quickly. Thus you will not be able to sell your comp for the top price when you sell MacBook. Anyway.

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It was Steve Jobs who introduced the first-generation MacBook Air at Macworld Conference & Expo, in January, 2008.

First Generation MacBook Air
It was Steve Jobs who introduced the first-generation MacBook Air at Macworld Conference & Expo, in January, 2008. The first MacBook Air was promoted as the world’s thinnest notebook. In October, 2010, Apple Inc. released a redesigned model. It featured an improved screen resolution, battery, flash storage instead of a hard drive, and enclosure. At the same time, an 11.6″ model was introduced.

iMac

Apple’s First Computer
Did you know that the Macintosh wasn’t Apple’s first computer. That claim belongs to the Apple 1 computer. It was designed in 1976 and on sale in July of that year.

iMac White Color
Did you know that Steve Jobs was strongly opposed to the idea of white iMac. Finally he was convinced to use white as Apple’s primary color for its products by Jonathan Ive, Apple’s designer.

The Cost of the Retina Display
The Retina Display is the most costly component in all Apple devices, including iMacs. After the display, the most expensive components tend to be the wireless chips.

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The Retina Display is the most costly component in all Apple devices, including iMacs.

Apple TV

Watching Content on Apple TV
The media content you watch on your Macbook or iPad can be beamed over to your TV via Apple TV. The device is compatible with HDMI-powered TV-sets. If your TV is older, you’ll have to buy an adapter. With Apple TV in a stand-by mode, you TV screen playbacks picturesque slides featuring the most amazing scenarios of the world. Apple TV brings not only movies but also games both entertaining and educational. With a remote wireless joystick Apple TV turns into a gaming console for the whole family.

A Few Facts About Tablets

Did you know that some tablets can recognize individual palms. Some professional-grade tablets use pressure-sensitive films. Even more, some capacitive touch-screens can detect the size of the touched area and the pressure used.

History of Tablets

Android was the first of today’s platforms for tablet computers to release a tablet, in 2009. But it was Apple who can be credited for defining a new class of consumer device tablets in the following years and conceiving the most successful tablet. Later Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and other tablets followed, continuing the trends towards the features listed above.

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