Steve Jobs met Steve Woz at the Homebrew Computer Club; a get-together for enthusiasts in a garage in Menlo Park, California. Steve Woz had first laid eyes on the MITS Altair there. Today, that very same Altair resembles a box of lights and circuit boards He took this approach and created something that would make it simpler to understand. You can see this philosophy shine through all of Apple’s products today. For more insight on the legendary company’s history, here are 10 incredible facts coming your way:
Fact 1: The founders of Apple are both named Steve. The biggest electronic mogul was founded by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. The very first Apple computer was launched the 1st of April, 1976, and the company was incorporated on the 2rd of January, 1977, in sunny Cupertino, California.
Fact 2: Before the magic that is Apple Inc. came to be, the founders had led different lives. Steve Jobs had worked at the gaming giant Atari, while Steve Wozniak had dabbled in computer design at Hewlett-Packard.
Fact 3: Apple really began to take off when it introduced to the world its second, more advanced computer model called Apple II. This time around, the device came molded in a plastic case and included something most devices could only dream of having- color graphics. The impressive machine led to sales in apple to multiply over the next coming weeks following its launch.
Fact 4: To this day, the retinas in Apple’s iPads are manufactured by South Korean multinational company Samsung! How ironic is that? Samsung is also responsible for creating 30 percent of the A8 chips that go into creating the iPhone. If that tid-bit wasn’t outrageous enough, brace yourself for this one: Apple earns approximately 300,000 US dollars per minute!
Fact 5: Ever notice that all the ads that feature Apple products display the same time each and every time? More specifically, the iPhone features the time 9:41 am, which was the very moment Steve Jobs unveiled the phone for the very first time.
Fact 6: The creator of the iPod originally pitched his idea to Philips and Realnetworks, however, both companies didn’t take a liking to it and failed to see its potential. When apple decided to buy the model, the first prototype was presented to Steve Jobs. Immediately after inspection, he throws the iPod into an aquarium, and uses the air bubbles as the device sinks to the bottom of the tank as proof that there was still empty space that could be eliminated, and that the device could become more slender and smaller.
Fact 7: The first quarter of 2014 had Apple earning more than Google, Amazon, and Facebook combined! The company is also worth more than Russia’s entire stock market! bo-zheh moy!
Fact 8: Steve Jobs had once butt heads with famous billionaire and Microsoft founder Bill Gates/ Jobs claims that the latter had stolen ideas from Apple. Bill Gates went on to say â€œI think it’s more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen itâ€.
Fact 9: Way back in 1986, Apple tried its hand at producing a clothing line. Yes, you guessed correctly: oversized sweats with â€œAppleâ€ strewn across, in bold and colorful letters.
Fact 10: Steve Jobs was laid off by Apple, only to return again after Apple bought Jobs’ company NeXT. He eventually made his way to become the CEO of Apple, and the rest is history.