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Did you know: 5 interesting facts about Apple

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Did you know: 5 interesting facts about Apple
Apple makes the world’s most popular smartphone and tablet, and it’s a trend-setter, but there are lots of little things that you may not know about one of the biggest companies out there.

Despite much publicized facts about the insane profits that the company makes from the iPhone, its main business these days, there is a lot more about the Cupertino-based company that you cna learn if you dig around.

We’re giving you 5 interesting facts about Apple ,a company that Steve Jobs co-founded on April 1, 1976, nearly forty years ago, that you might not know. Take a look below.

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posted on 10 Aug 2014, 13:28 10

1. Derekjeter (Posts: 974; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


And when the 5.5 iPhone comes out they will have my $$ to add to the $580 billion.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 13:48 23

9. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


PA know that you iboys know all those "facts" in the article. This article is not meant for you.
It's meant for hunting new zombies, and mostly to write "news" about Apple, even if there IS NOT A SINGLE NEWS from Apple.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 15:02 3

22. steedsofwar (unregistered)


To be fair, the article was quite good. The Rockerfeller owned oil companies that influence US invasions abroad is financially less powerful than Apple. Do you think Apple is resisting the urge to influence US foreign policy and trade legislation with that kind of financial muscle? Remember Obama veto a legal ruling against Apple?

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 14:01 13

14. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


And why PA didn't write one more INTERESTING fact:
That St.Jobs made the spell that 3.5" is the PERFECT SIZE display.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 14:57 12

21. steedsofwar (unregistered)


And that if your iphone loses connection, then you're holding it wrong.

And that 300 ppi is the sharpest a display needs to get. higher is obsolete.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:21 2

87. sgodsell (Posts: 3890; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


You forgot some more interesting facts. Apple started the $100 per storage upgrade (Apple is using that motto to the fullest when it comes to sales, 'a sucker is born every minute').
Another useful fact, they have the highest ratio for cost to sale price of any smartphone.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 20:25

63. darkkjedii (Posts: 22051; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Who is Street Jobs?

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 21:23 5

69. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Street Jobs is the name the homeless iPhone fans use for Steve Jobs.

In the mythos of the street people, they believe Steve Jobs originally grew up on the streets, that he is really one of them.

When faced with tough situations, it is not uncommon for homeless iPhone users to ask themselves, "What would Street Jobs do?"

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 05:38

80. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Apple users iGod.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 15:53 7

26. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14182; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


My motto when it comes to Apple: shut up and take my money.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 16:35 16

35. tedkord (Posts: 12225; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Really? You? Who'd have guessed.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 17:37 1

44. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Who'd guess you'd be here moments after he comments.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 18:14 9

48. tedkord (Posts: 12225; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Moments?

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 19:15 4

57. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4465; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Who knew an hour equaled moments? You learn something new everyday.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 19:24 1

58. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


When the comment was made, they both said "1 hour ago".

Who knew I had fanboys. You learn something new everyday.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 21:17 5

68. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4465; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I'm your fanboy? OK, I'm just gonna back away slowly...maybe go take a shower.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 21:28 2

70. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"Who knew I had fanboys. You learn something new everyday."

You think the people who know you are a shill for Apple are your fanboys? Lol. Only some hopelessly vain iShill would think such a thing.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 18:13 1

47. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14182; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Ted would you like some ice to cool that burn from the comment above lol?

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 18:14 6

49. tedkord (Posts: 12225; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No burn. I couldn't care less what you spend your money on.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 20:39

66. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14182; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Yet you commented so obviously you do care.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 03:26

96. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


GOO HOMEEE!!!!

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 13:31 4

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Interesting indeed. /s

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 13:32 23

3. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Sorry pa, apples slide to unlock patent had been invalidated, first around the world, and now in the us recently.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 13:34 3

5. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


They don't care.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 18:57 1

53. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


those are the worse irrelevant facts bout apple including SLIDE TO UNLOCKED patent is the worse.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 19:49 5

62. lyndon420 (Posts: 4559; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I know right? I love it when apple patents a lame idea...it forces creative thinking for other OEM's to come up with something better and more functional. Google's implementation is so much more useful and practical - (thank you apple, you're the best...and you can keep telling yourself that).

:-)

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 13:33 10

4. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


We all thank you PA. Great article.

But were is the next bashing Samsung article?

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 13:37 6

6. uzimafioso (Posts: 346; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


Lol co-founded by Steve Jobs on April 1, mustve been an April fools joke Stevie took seriously lolol

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 14:43

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 22051; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


568 billion is no joke, neither is the most popular line of phones, and tablets. That's a recipe for...well 568 billion lolol ;)

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 15:58 13

27. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Over $560 billion is definitely not a joke. But such a small marketshare making $560 billion for it; is. Almost the entire world needs oil and the profits of oil companies shows this dependence on it. However, only 16% percent of the world that uses wireless devices purchase Apple products yet its profits equal what almost the entire world contributes to oil.

Somebody is paying way too much for a phone. I'm not talking $199 vs $199. I'm saying that Apple has gotten away with putting the least expensive, outdated components into its products and selling at the price of handsets the most advanced handsets offer.

One example: 4 inch screens are pennys on the dollar. Apple has been able to rehash this screen on newer handsets yet charge the same as if it was standard.

I used to be a diehard Apple user years ago. I am not regretting leaving the Apple camp. Switching to Android has allowed me the most up to date offerings at the same price or even lower than an Apple product. The customization is far superior and there is very litttle I can't do. And I don't even have to root the device.

People have complained that Sprint makes all these promises on its network yet keeps people waiting. Hypocritically, the same people that own iphones, feel it's ok for Apple to do the same thing. Yes, it eventually comes but at what price did all the Apple users pay out before it does?

John B.

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