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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: 226; 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 (Posts: 834; 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 (Posts: 279; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


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 (Posts: 834; 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 (Posts: 279; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


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 higher is obsolete.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: 1210; 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: 11131; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Who is Street Jobs?

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 21:23 5

69. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; 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 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Apple users iGod.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 15:53 7

26. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; 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: 4719; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Really? You? Who'd have guessed.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 17:37 1

44. Vexify (Posts: 548; 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: 4719; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Moments?

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 19:15 4

57. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1352; 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 (Posts: 548; 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: 1352; 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: 2962; 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 (limited) (Posts: 3510; 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: 4719; 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 (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Yet you commented so obviously you do care.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 03:26

96. reckless562 (Posts: 737; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


GOO HOMEEE!!!!

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 13:31 4

2. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Interesting indeed. /s

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 13:32 23

3. sprockkets (Posts: 1160; 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 (Posts: 834; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


They don't care.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 18:57 1

53. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6408; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


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: 1733; 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 (Posts: 834; 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: 66; 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: 11131; 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: 1003; 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.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 16:34 2

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 11131; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Great post, not completely accurate, but a great post. No hate detected. +1

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 07:25

84. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 739; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I hated it... way too many words ;)

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 16:50

38. Leo_MC (Posts: 516; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Yet Apple products are faster and better built; have better warranty and cost less with a mobile plan.
What is that saying about Android or WP?

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 16:54 2

39. darkkjedii (Posts: 11131; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And have a much higher resale value, when upgrade time comes. On AT&T's trade in website my note 3 was around $137, my 5s was a little over $300. We all eventually get rid of our devices. That's a huge plus to owning an apple device.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 03:39

98. reckless562 (Posts: 737; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Its NOT A CAR!!!!! it has "Resale" value kuz 1.the price is too high already, an 2, THE MOST IMPORTANT reason of all....
ok you go to a party, n the music stops lights come on, "anyone see an (gay ass) iphone??," n its sum dumb ass looking dude, or some prisssy, entitled girl that thought everyone in the world would know thats "Her" iphone, n not to touch it, thats the Victim. so it has the high resale value kuz its the EASIEST TO STEAL!!!!! jeeze darkjedii, remove ur head from apples core already!! what a dumb "observation" u made. u sound like a republican with fact avoiding like that.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 18:46 3

51. Slammer (Posts: 1003; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


You're limiting your argument to basic principle in order to parry information that has no bearing on the huge profits Apple makes off such a small percentage of consumers.

I would rather be proud that I'm part of a majority that views a much better value in something as phone than spending hard cash on something most of us don't hold onto for more than two years. It is just a phone. Most of the world population has larger priorities. I think numbers prove this. And the everyday operations of business and pleasure are easily being accomplished with what you are surmising as "An inferior" product. Most of the world doesn't judge on what type of phone the other has or I suppose there would be a far larger percentile owning Apple.....Right?

John B.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 19:07 1

55. darkkjedii (Posts: 11131; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Why can't people just buy what they want, what they like, what works best for them, or what they prefer? Android is beast, but not everyone wants it, some people like the ecosystem they're vested in, and are comfy with it. Others like myself prefer one, but also loves and uses the other. I prefer Apple, you guys all know that, but I also love android/use android. In the real world bro, we buy what we like/need/want/know. Apples business model doesn't concern me anymore than Pepsi's does...why? They all have the same model...greed. Make the most, while spending the least. Can't hate on Apple, cause they do it better. Now that Timmerrrrr is opening apple up, and loosening the reins, they'll appeal to even more people, which will increase market share. It's all good bro, hope you enjoy what you own, cause I love my two beasts. Ip5s and Note 3, all day.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 20:31 1

65. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


No one is telling anyone what to buy....some of us are just smarter with our money. The fact that Android is more capable is just a big BIG plus.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 03:50

99. reckless562 (Posts: 737; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


because transparency!!!... people......that dont know any better, (n there not suposed to either, acording to steve jobs saying "its a computer for people that wouldnt ordinarily use a computer") should BE INFORMED properly, that the hard earned money that they are obviously blindly surendering to apple, who DOES make GREAT COMPUTERS, is NOT for one of those GREAT devices......
but for an out of date, less customizable, less powerfull, INFERIOR (save the camera (software anyway, Commone Sony!!!)) product. THATS why darkjedii, its a classic BAIT N SWITCH!! n last time i checked, its deceptive and should b illegal everywhere, if not already.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 03:36 1

77. Leo_MC (Posts: 516; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I don't give a sh* about Apple's profits; I only care about mine.
And mine are: the best speed/user experience, best build quality, best ergonomics, smallest price.
I get all that with Apple's products.
So, why should I buy an inferior device (for me)? just because I would be a "part of a majority"?
No, thanks!

edit: the iPhone was 199 euro while S5 was 235, M7 220 and Z2 around 230 euro.
You do the math which phone was cheaper.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 21:35 1

71. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Not completely accurate....pretty sure they've been scrutinized and maybe even sued over their warranty practices. Better built? On average I see more damaged iphone screens compared to undamaged (excluding those wrapped in spare tires of course).

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 03:43

78. Leo_MC (Posts: 516; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


If one drops a phone, the screen breaks.
If the screen doesn't break, the phone looks bad.
Free AppleCare for 1 year - one can change the phone; give me something similar.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 03:31

97. reckless562 (Posts: 737; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


THANK YOU!!!

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 23:45 1

73. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


It is saying that one is dominating on a global level, while the other is still a bottom feeder with a decent virtual assistant.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 20:31

64. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Noone forces anyone to buy iDevices.

Apple is running its business fantastically.
What's wrong in this?

Every consumer decides for himself. Why do people keep buying Apple's products?
Quality and satisfaction, that's all.

Androtakus can keep bashing Apple as they desire. It almost seems to be a trend.
Techies hate Apple? Android is the real thing?
That's crap. Do some analyze on AOSP. It sucks beyond anyone's imagination. So amateurishly written that it would be almost a crime charging a single cent for it.

Thank God it's free, well sort of.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 05:45

81. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Why are Apple users stereotyped as "dumb" or "uninformed"?
Like I have an apple computer (iMac) and people always say apple users are just rich…show more
3 Answers • Other - Computers

Answers
Honestly, there are stupid people enough for both sides of the Mac/Windows fanboy debate.
…show more.

First of all, because while Apple products are reasonably well designed and serve their purpose, they are not a good value.

If you are honest, objective, knowledgeable about hardware/software and/or have a basic understanding of the underpinnings of a personal computer, you will have to concede that Apple products are mainly a case of style over substance at the price they are sold.

That aside there is the issue of a closed, proprietary system in both hardware and software as the Apple philosophy has always been to control the user experience and be a middle-man of sorts between people and content. Even IBM wanted to handle the computer business in this manner at one point, but luckily for us the clone market thrived. In this sense, Apple is a relic of a computer business model conceived in the 1970's.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:41

90. michaelmicro (unregistered)


I think the answer is, if you personally don't see the value in buying an Apple product, then don't buy it. Additionally, don't assume that everyone thinks the same way as you.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 03:54

100. reckless562 (Posts: 737; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


kuz its a bait n switch, look a my other posts here.
people......that dont know any better, (n there not suposed to either, acording to steve jobs saying "its a computer for people that wouldnt ordinarily use a computer") should BE INFORMED properly, that the hard earned money that they are obviously blindly surendering to apple, who DOES make GREAT COMPUTERS, is NOT for one of those GREAT devices......
but for an out of date, less customizable, less powerfull, INFERIOR (save the camera (software anyway, Commone Sony!!!)) product.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:30

88. michaelmicro (unregistered)


As a consumer, I don't, and shouldn't, care what specs make up a device as long as it performs to my expectations. Does an iPhone 5S perform beautifully with 'just' a dual-core processor and 'just' 1GB of RAM? Absolutely! So then why should I care that it has 'only' a dual-core processor and 'only' 1GB or RAM?

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:38

89. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


So you don't care what house you live in

What car you drive

What your wife likes

Typical guy you are

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 08:44

91. michaelmicro (unregistered)


I care what house I live in in so far as it meets all my needs and wants.

I care what car I drive so long as it meets all my needs and wants (currently a Toyota Aygo; economical to run and was cheap enough for me to buy in the first place)

I care what my partner likes in so far as I want him to be happy.

All of the technical details are for someone else to worry about, not me.

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 11:54

93. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 140; Member since: 08 May 2014)


people seem to have forgotten the end user experience matters most, they are all in a spec arms race it seems. mention that you can be happier with lower end specs and their head explodes

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 03:55

101. reckless562 (Posts: 737; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


look at above post. bout bait n switch.
ppl think they get the best with apple. but they dont

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 11:25

113. romeo1 (Posts: 228; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Exactly the specs wouldn't matter if you just want a device that meets your expectations.
But the expectations differ per person.

For me the iphone is way to expensive for what they are giving in the 5s. 4inch is just to small and i can see pixels. Also the ui isn't to my liking. Widgets are important in my phone as they make the day tot day use easier for me. Battery is also important as i use my phone almost the whole day making phone calls/email/whatsapp/edit documents/navigation/bluetooth audio streaming etc.
If i pay 600 euro or more on a phone it has to be able to do that without a charge during the day.
Also nfc/screen mirroring/printing/good and big screen is important for me.

So that leaves wp and android for me. But at the moment im still using android waiting for wp to come with a device that also looks good not like the childish nokia designs these days. And the iphone 6 is worth looking at if the 5.5 has full hd

posted on 11 Aug 2014, 23:32

95. edgar81153 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


Apple margins on a smartphone are equal to any Android flagship phone.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 13:38 4

7. ihavenoname (Posts: 1377; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


#6 Apple had third founder, Ronald Wayne. He sold his stocks for $800 in 1977. Today they would be over $30 billion (or so, read it long time ago).

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 13:43 2

8. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The story is that Ron Wayne was pressured into selling by Steve.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 13:49 2

11. The-Sailor-Man (Posts: 834; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


With pointed knife.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 15:22 1

23. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


With pointed tongue, actually.

posted on 10 Aug 2014, 13:50 1

12. cncrim (Posts: 500; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


There many ex apple employee regretted they took the salary instead get pay with stock........ He is just of them, playing safe.

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