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IN Science & Technology ON 20 May, 2016
Apple in itself is an iconic company. Over the past few decades, its popularity has mixed it with culture and lifestyle of the people and transformed it into a brand that everybody prefers. It has become a fashion statement and a prestige for those who use its products.
But do you think, you know everything about the California-based iPhone maker? It turns out that you gotta check your facts again. As the Chief Executive of Apple Inc. Tim Cook was on his maiden visit to India.
Here are some facts you might just not know about Apple.
Hilariously, Apple was established on April 1, 1976- the April Fool's Day. Some connection with their awesome marketing gimmicks?
Apple creates fake projects for all its employees just to check their trustworthiness. If a project is leaked, they immediately know the source and the employee get fired at once.
Yes, you read that right. Only a few people know that besides Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne was also the co-founder of Apple. He sold his 10% stake in the company just 2 weeks later for $800 which would now be worth a whopping $22 billion!
Apple, in most cases, uses airways rather than boats to ship its products for faster and safer transit. Now you know why importing that new Apple product drilled a hole in your pocket.
Apple pays attention to detail in everything it does. Thus, the secret packaging room where the employees open numerous boxes just to check how the customers feel while opening their new devices
The first ever iPod had the secret Breakout (Pong) game which would launch by holding the center button for a while in the about section. And we never knew it existed.
One of the company's most iconic device, the Macintosh was named by an Apple employee Jef Raskin. Notably, he named it after his favorite apple variety of the same name. Now we know the reason for the name of the company too.
Quite a secretive company isn't it.