If you aren’t reading this on your iPhone, then you might be on a MacBook. Apple is one of the most ubiquitously well-known companies on the planet, but there are still a few facts hiding in the dark that you just might not know about. Check them out below, and prepare to be surprised.
Number Eleven: Smoking Near Apple Computers Voids the Warranty. Sorry, all you angsty coffee shop freelancers! There have been several documented instances of Apple employees refusing to work on computers that have been around people smoking because of the risk of second-hand smoke.
Number Ten: Apple Ships Everything by Air, Not by Sea. Instead of the average 30 hour time it takes to transport goods by sea, Apple cuts that time in half by transporting their goods by air. This also decreases the risk that anything will be stolen, lost or hijacked.
Number Nine: Apple Has a Secret Packaging Room in California. In order to optimize the way packaging is presented, Apple has a room in their California headquarters devoted solely to packaging. The people who work there want to make sure the packaging is as exciting as possible for people who order the goods.
Number Eight: Apple Posted the Biggest Quarterly Profit of All Time – $18 Billion. In January of 2015, Apple released information that broke some serious records. It posted not only the biggest quarterly profit it had ever achieved, but it posted the biggest quarterly profit of any company, ever: $18 billion. How’s that for chump change?
Number Seven: Apple’s Game Console Sold Just 50,000 Units. Remember the Pippin? Yeah, there’s a reason you’ve never heard of it. It’s rumored that Apple’s flop of a console has more accessories for it floating around than it does of the actual console.
Number Six: The Apple Logo Was Flipped to Appease Hollywood. Recall, if you will, that the Apple logo on MacBooks was not always upside down. It used to be right side up to communicate to users which side it should be opened from. However, for aesthetic purposes only (to look better in films), Apple flipped the logo upside down.
Number Five: Apple Has a Team of Carpenters on Hand at All Times. You might not think carpentry and Apple have anything to do with each other, but you’d be wrong. Apple has a team of carpenters on deck at all times for quick fixes – especially things that preserve the company’s secrecy, such as frosted windows.
Number Four: Before the Release of the First iPhone, Apple Had Just 14,000 Employees. Though Apple now has 92,000 employees, at the time when the first iPhone was released, the company had just 14,000 employees. Compare that to Samsung, which employs more people than Apple, Google and Microsoft combined.
Number Three: M68. The first iPhone was such a big deal that it was called by a code: M68. The hardware people never saw the iPhone’s software, and the software people never saw the iPhone’s hardware. It was truly an undercover project.
Number Two: Apple’s First Computer Was Priced at $666.66. Apparently, the people at Apple weren’t aware of the satanic reference when they priced its first computer at $666.66. It was priced this way for ease of typing (it’s easy to type the same number over and over).
Number One: Steve Jobs Really Liked Fruit. No, the story isn’t more in-depth than that. At the time when the company was named, Steve Jobs was on a diet of only fruit, and that’s why he decided to name it Apple.