2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 08:36
A lot has been written and told about a world-famous company that created the world's best smartphone and invented a tablet. However, there are a number of facts about the Californian company that until now were little known to the general public.
1. Steve Jobs was an adopted child, half Syrian
Apple's legendary co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs, who died in October 2011, was actually raised by adoptive parents and was half Syrian. His biological parents, Joanne Schieble and Syrian immigrant Abdulfattah Jandali, were 23-year-old students at the University of Wisconsin when they met.
Jobs got into a foster family in 1955, because Joan's parents were strongly against the union of their daughter with a native of Syria. However, later Schilble and Zhandali got married, and they had a daughter - Steve's biological sister.
2. The first Apple computer was sold at a "satanic" price
Apple's first computer, the Apple I, was priced at $ 666.66. Steve Wozniak, another co-founder of Apple, apparently didn’t think that adding a third to the wholesale price of a computer ($ 500) would result in a Satan number in retail pricing. In addition, he may have preferred the repeating number “6” to other options, such as $ 665 or $ 667, because it was “easier to type.”
3. Apple prefers air transportation to sea
Company Apple is the biggest customer of the transport company Cathay Pacific, as it prefers to move most of its components in the air instead of sea transport. Thanks to this, the delivery time of goods from China to the United States, despite the high costs, is 15 hours, and not 30 days if the technology giant used sea transportation. Nevertheless, by shelling out a large amount for transportation, the company wins, since the components, which are usually paid on credit, sell faster than the company saves interest on servicing debt obligations.
It also means that expensive phones, tablets and computers are not kept in a container for a long time on a ship that could sink or be hijacked by pirates.
4. Macintosh is a variety of apples
Apple computers are also called Macintosh because “Mac” was Jef Raskin's favorite apple.
In the beginning, it was just a codename for a new product, which Steve Jobs planned to change to "bicycle" ("bicycle") when Ruskin was away. Nevertheless, “Macintosh” stuck to the end of the product development and became its working name, reaching its customers.
5. Steve Wozniak is still an Apple employee
Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak, who started the company with Steve Jobs in his garage in 1976, is no longer with the company. But he is still officially listed as an Apple employee and receives a "scholarship", which, according to some estimates, is $ 120 thousand a year.
According to the story of Jobs' sister Mona Simpson, his last words were “Wow. Wow. Wow!" ("Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow") as he gazed over the family gathered around him.
7. Apple had three co-founders
Apple was founded in 1976 and was founded by three people - Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne (Ronald Wayne).
Ronald drew the first Apple logo, wrote the initial partnership agreement and a manual for Apple I computer users. But two weeks after founding the company, he sold his 10% stake for just $ 800 to pay off a loan.
Today his stake in the company could be valued at more than $ 35 billion.
8. Thanks Ive for the white iPod
Initially, Steve Jobs was against the use of white in Apple products, however, the designer of the company Sir Jony Ive was able to convince him of this issue.
Former Apple designer Doug Satzger wrote that Jobs only "gave white a shot" after Ive showed him a color called "moon gray."
Quince's love for white was born long before he joined Apple, during his student years in Newcastle.
9. Packing obsession
Apple is also picky about product packaging as well as the devices themselves. So serious is the approach to this issue that the packaging division has a special secret room at its headquarters in Cupertino, California.
In this room, designers spend countless hours opening boxes of the company's products, trying to create the right emotional response for customers who first get their hands on new devices. In his book Inside Apple, Adam Lashinsky describes Apple's level of obsession and attention to detail:
“Time after time, designers create and experience an endless stream of arrows and ribbons of various colors that will show the buyer what to pull to go through another step in unpacking a new item, where the required corner of the transparent screen protector is located. It sometimes looks like an obsession with Apple's designers."
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