10 Facts About Apple Inc.


Apple may be best known as the inventor of the iPhone and iPad, but there is more to this tech giant than meets the eye. Here are some facts you might not know about Apple Inc.

To raise capital for their new company, Steve Jobs sold his Volkswagen van and Steve Wozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard scientific calculator for $500.

Apple was founded as a partnership on April Fool’s Day 1976.

Steve Jobs set the list price of the original Apple 1 at $666.66. Fundamentalist Christians were quick to complain that 666 was the “mark of the beast.”

In 2010, Apple surpassed Microsoft to become the most valuable technology company in the world.

Most of Apple’s annual revenue (approximately $65 billion) is generated from the products Apple has invented during the last 10 years, such as iPods, iPhones, iPads, and iTunes.

Apple stores each sell an average of $93,150 worth of products every day.

Today, twice as much revenue is generated from Apple’s hand-held devices and music than from Apple computers.

iPhones account for 39% of Apple’s overall revenue.

Getting a job at an Apple store can be extremely selective. In 2009, Apple reported that 10,000 people submitted applications at its new store on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Of those, just 200 got jobs, for a 2% acceptance rate.

TecheBlog reports that the Macbook Air Platinum is the most expensive Mac laptop ever, at a whopping $486,616. Its unibody enclosure is made from solid platinum.