Unquestionably, Apple is one of the biggest and most recognizable brands in the world today bringing in billions of dollars a year. Its devices like the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and others, have raised the bar for quality and transformed other sectors.
Apple introduces amazing new technology and products while creating jobs around the world. The business upends the social, political, and technological establishments, among other things.
Their accomplishments span so many different fields that highlighting them would take days. Apple’s path to dominance has been a huge battle of ups and downs; they have faced government regulations, fierce rivals, and more. After all, is said and done, Apple remains a pioneer in inventiveness and invention.
You may already be aware of some facts about Apple, such as the fact that you can use Apple gift cards to purchase Apple devices or download music and apps using an iTunes gift card.
There are some other facts that you probably don’t know like Steve Wozniak raising funds for Apple by selling his scientific calculator. I will give you all the gist in this article. Let’s get started!
Interesting Facts About Apple You May Not Know
1. Steve Jobs, the company’s founder, liked Apple, hence the name. The origin of the name Apple was shrouded in mystery, but in reality, Steve Jobs simply liked the fruit and decided to model the business after it.
2. Initially, Apple had three co-founders. Ronald Wayne, the third co-founder, had joined co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, but he quit the company just 12 days after it was established. He received an additional dividend of $1,500 while selling his 10% share for just $800. Wayne’s shares would currently be valued at billion dollars worth if he had continued working for the company.
3. Apple’s first logo designed by Ronald Wayne showed Sir Isaac Newton under an Apple tree.
4. Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founder, had to sell his scientific calculator to raise funds for the company.
5. In 1985, Steve Jobs was fired from Apple for an unknown cause. Since his return to the business in 1996, he has significantly contributed to its growth.
6. It took a year after the first iPhone debut for sales to reach one million sales. The sales of the iPhone 12 series, however, exceeded 100 million in just 7 months.
7. The iPod is a huge win for Apple. Tony Fadell, the device’s developer, had initially pitched the idea to both Real Networks and Philips. Both businesses rejected it.
8. The film released in 2001: A Space Odyssey served as an inspiration for the name iPod.
9. There was an Easter Egg incorporated into the first Apple iPod. Go to the “About” menu and hold down the center button for a few minutes to unlock the Easter Egg.
10. Then, you can view and participate in the Breakout video game. The game was previously created by Wozniak and Jobs, co-founders of Apple, while they were employed by Atari.
11. In 2011, the Apple iPhone was responsible for 40% of the company’s yearly sales. According to estimates, Apple derives more than 75 percent of its revenue from products created in the last ten years.
12. Apple introduced its Lisa computer line in 1983. It didn’t work out. There are reportedly 2,700 of the gadgets buried in a Utah dump.
13. Apple’s sensitivity to its customers’ privacy made it even turn down the FBI’s request to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone.
13. Apple has a larger workforce than a sizable city. Apple has over 90,000 employees. However, millions more people profit from Apple, including sales affiliates to mom and pop stores all over the world.
14. If Apple was a country, it would rank as the 27th-largest nation in the world.
15. Despite being a fierce rival, Microsoft made a $150 million investment in Apple in 1997 when the latter was on the verge of going out of business.
16. The iPad’s creator, Tony Fadell, first presented the concept to RealNetworks and Philips. They turned down the offer because they were unable to see the opportunity.
17. In the first quarter of 2014, Apple generated more revenue than Amazon, Google, and Facebook combined.
18. Apple prohibits smoking in the vicinity of its computers. As absurd as it may sound, smoking while using an Apple computer voids the guarantee.
19. Before Apple acquired SIRI Inc. in 2010, SIRI was really intended to be released on Android and Blackberry.
20. You’ll notice that the time is always 9:41 AM in every Apple iPhone ad. This is due to the fact that it was around the time Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in 2007.
21. Apple was the first company to create a digital color camera.
22. High-end safety features are a hallmark of Apple products. A .22 Cal and a 9mm handgun cannot penetrate its MacBook Pro.
23. In 1986, Apple also launched a fashion line, but it was unsuccessful. The collection includes clothing, eyewear, and other practical items like watches, chairs, etc.
24. One of Apple’s lesser-known facts is that it was the first privately held business to have a $1 trillion market value.
25. You can sell an Apple gift card for cash in Nigeria since we currently do not have any Apple stores.
How to Sell an Apple Gift Card in Nigeria?
Since there isn’t an Apple store in Nigeria right now, you can sell an Apple gift card for cash. Nosh is an online platform where you can trade your gift cards for cash.
You can quickly swap an Apple gift card for naira using the Nosh app or website, and you are not restricted to that; you can exchange any gift card for naira.
The following steps will guide you:
- Download the app, create an account, or sign in.
- Select ‘Apple’ under your gift card category
- Then, select the sub-category of your Apple gift card.
- Input the value of the card you want to sell.
- Submit your request.
- You will receive a response from the platform in less than 5 minutes.
- Once the gift card has been confirmed, the naira equivalent will be paid to you.
You can contact NOSH support via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via live chat (on the mobile app or on the site) if you prefer a more interactive session.