Just like Google or Facebook, Apple has enormous popularity in the world of technology. This leading technology company is very well known, with many of their products such as the iPhone and Macbook being made a mainstay by most people.
However, even though Apple is well known and known to many people, it does not mean that the company founded by the two Steves is truly open. Apple has a myriad of unexpected facts and the following 7 of them are the most surprising. Check it out!
1. Apple has a founder or inventor of ‘third’
Everyone knows that Apple was started by two Steve, Steve Jobs and Steve “Woz” Wozniak in Jobs’s parents’ garage. But what not many people know is that Apple actually has a third founder or inventor. He was Ronald Wayne, who was part of Apple for 12 days, before his shares were bought by Woz and Jobs in 1976.
Surprisingly, Wayne sold his shares for US $ 800 at the time (or the equivalent of Rp. 11.6 million). If he still survives with Apple at this time, maybe he will have a wealth of US $ 72 billion (or equivalent to Rp1 quadrillion).
2. There is a landfill that is filled with thousands of Lisa’s computers
One of the biggest failures Apple has ever faced was when they created a computer nicknamed “Lisa” with a high price tag, so that only a few people could afford it. After trying to sell it as hard as possible including by cutting the price to half, Apple finally gave up and stopped production of Lisa. Because he didn’t want to be taxed for unsold products, Apple finally dumped 2,700 Lisa computers into one of the landfills in Logan, Utah.
3. The Apple logo was initially installed upside down
In the 90s, Apple began putting apple logos on their laptops. However, instead of placing it properly, Apple instead chose to put it in reverse. The reason? so that users can easily know which side to open.
However, after seeing the logo on TV and feeling that it looked like an oddity, Steve Jobs finally decided to turn it 180 °. However, Apple’s steps at that time were quite strange, even though the reason was reasonable.
4. Apple’s original logo is not a ‘rainbow apple’
The apple logo that is now used by Apple is a simple modification of the rainbow version of the apple logo. Many think that the colorful logo is the original or original logo used by Apple. Is that true? Of course not.
The first logo used by Apple featured Isaac Newton who was sitting under an apple tree. The logo is nothing but not drawn by the third founder, Ronald Wayne. The naming of Apple at that time was chosen because of Jobs who was a lover of fruit, with apples as his favorite fruit.
5. Apple once sold the Apple I for US $ 666.66
This is interesting and raises many questions. The original Apple I aka the first one made by Apple, sold for US $ 666.66 (or equivalent to Rp. 9.6 million). This price tag has nothing to do with mystical numbers like Satan or Woz’s penchant for repeating numbers.
So why is the price like that? at that time, Apple raised the price of their computers by one third. Because the wholesale price entered is US $ 500 (or equivalent to Rp.7.2 million), the price of one third is US $ 666.66. Moreover, Woz also stated that it was easier for him to type US $ 666.66 rather than US $ 667.
6. There are six states that don’t have any official Apple stores
Apple’s unstoppable popularity has indeed created an extraordinary existence for Apple products. Apple’s official stores are spread throughout the world, including the United States, which is in fact their home.
However, there are six states in America that are completely untouched by official Apple stores. These states include Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming. Apple’s expansion and focus on the international market has caused the six countries to ‘freeze’ without an official Apple store.
7. Apple had time to make a console named Pippin
Many technology companies are trying to make their own consoles, including Apple. Apple had tried to get into the gaming market by making a console named Pippin in 1996. Unfortunately, it slid when many companies made consoles, so that their fame was not too crawling.
With a price tag of around US $ 600 (equivalent to Rp.8.7 million) which was expensive, Apple only managed to sell half of the 100 thousand units they made. In the end, Pippin joined other forgotten consoles like the Panasonic 3D0 and Pioneer LaserActive.
So there was a little interesting information about unexpected facts that are rarely known from Apple. Hopefully the information above is useful and can give you more knowledge regarding Apple.