Apple I computer was produced in 1975. Currently, there are just about 50 of those left in the world in the working state. One of them was sold at an auction in 2014 for $0.91 million (the market price of the manufacturer was 666 dollars). What’s remarkable about that model is that all pieces of it were manually built and assembled by Steve Wozniak.
Apple was denied a loan by several banks in 1974 and 1975. We wonder what the faces of those bankers are today and whether Apple officially cooperates with those banks or not.
If the first iPods were released today, we have strong doubts they would be any popular, as they cost $399, could only hold 1,000 songs, and only worked with iMacs. Just for you to realize how much time has passed: the first model was in October 2001 – soon-to-be 20 years old next year!
The first iPhone was introduced to the public only 6 years after the iPod, in 2007. The cost was comparable to most modern models, $499 and above.
The first iPad was sold for the same price as the iPhone but it was presented publically 3 years later. If you remember that time, most people were confused about why would anyone need an iPad, which was on the verge of phones and laptops. Eventually, everyone got used to it (largely thanks to Apple’s genius marketing efforts).
It took 8 years for McDonald’s to sell its 1-billionth hamburger (1955-1963) whilst it took 9 years for Apple to sell the same number of iPhones (2007-2016), which are far costlier than burgers.
All developers together presented in AppStore earned over 90 billion dollars since its launch in 2008, 12 years ago. On an average day, people in the world spend over $100 million gross on purchases in AppStore. The biggest sale number was on December 31, 2017 – over $300 million a day.
The entire office working space of Apple Company in Cupertino is 850,000 square feet, occupying 6 buildings.