In one of the previous articles, we’ve started a series of exciting facts about Apple company. In this one, we continue to familiarize you with them.
- Despite that the company only employs 137,000 people, millions more all over the world earn along, as they make and sell associated products: software, phone cases, tuning products, holders, podcasts, websites with Apple information, and more.
- Hugely successful product, iPod, was denied by two other companies: Philips and Real Networks, as they have considered it commercially unviable.
- Apple has made the first-ever commercial computer with a mouse and GUI (Graphical User Interface) – Lisa, in 1983. All other PCs before were only used textual input as a method of passing commands. But the price of Lisa ($9,995) was so high that almost nobody could afford to have it, and it was really slow, with only 1 Mb RAM and 5 MHz CPU.
- Apple has so much free cash on hands that it can purchase any of these companies: Intel ($231 Billion market capitalization), AT&T ($209 B), Coca-Cola ($190 B), Bank of America ($185 B), Pfizer ($181 B), Walt Disney ($174 B), PepsiCo. ($167 B), Cisco Systems ($167 B), Netflix ($165 B), Nvidia ($161 B), Oracle ($152 B), or Chevron ($137 B). Currently, the cash held on hand in Apple is over $200 billion.
- One of Apple’s first logos was a drawing made by Sir Isaac Newton, physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (1643-1727).
- If Apple’s market capitalization were a GDP, as countries in the world have, it would rank #8, between Italy and France, representing 10% of the USA’s GDP and 2% of the world’s entire GDP.
- Apple is the first company in the world amongst manufacturers of personal devices and gadgets that sold over 2 billion devices globally (1 billion iPhones are included in this amount).
- The ‘iPhone’ name may have never occurred, as the company considered other names for it, such as iPod, Tripod, Telepod, and Mobi.
- Steve Jobs is also a founder of Pixar Animation Studios, which is now a part of Disney. The acquisition of Pixar cost Disney $7.4 billion in money and Disney shares, making Steve Jobs the biggest private shareholder of Disney at the time. This high-awarded studio shot such animated blockbusters as Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up!, Brave, Inside Out, Coco, and Incredibles (all original movies and their continuations).