Apple is almost 50 years old at this point, making it older than many people reading this.
The company was founded on April 1, 1976, by two guys who are now among the most famous people in the tech world: Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. Together, they built one of the biggest tech companies in history — a company that's managed to outlast most businesses from that time.
With so many years under its belt, Apple has had a lot of incredible experiences throughout the years — experiences that you probably don't even know about.
This is why we've compiled some of the most interesting facts about Apple you probably didn't know. Some are funny, some are weird, and some are downright impressive. Read on for 10 things you (probably) didn't know about Apple.
Apple Is Richer Than Many Countries
This might not come as a surprise, given that it was the first trillion-dollar company to ever exist. However, it's still impressive to note just how much money Apple has.
The revenue of Apple is greater than countries like Ecuador, Guatemala, and Iraq. Apple is so rich that at some point, it was reported that the company had more money than the US government, which is crazy when you think about it.
And it's all thanks to people like us who have been buying iPhones since the beginning. Speaking of iPhones...
Apple Sold 849,450 iPhones per day in 2018
For some more crazy numbers, ZDNet reports that Apple sold a total of 849,450 iPhones per day in the final quarter of 2018, which is a number most companies wouldn't even dream of.
This means that, on average, Apple sold 35,393 iPhones every hour and 590 every single minute. Keep in mind that, as the report says, the iPhones back in 2018 were selling for an average price of $796.
Apple Used to Sell Clothes
These days, Apple might be a bit too strict when it comes to the products it launches. But back in the 70s and 80s, the company was a bit bolder and launched a lot of different things to see what would stick.
One of these products was a clothing line called The Apple Collection, which featured a variety of shirts, pants, and accessories that showed Apple's colorful theme.
Needless to say, the clothing line wasn't as popular, but most items would probably sell for thousands of dollars these days.
Apple Uses 9:41 AM on All Its iPhone Displays
Whenever you see Apple showcasing a new iPhone feature during a keynote or a press release, chances are the clock will be set at 9:41 AM.
This isn't a mere coincidence. Apple uses that time because, according to Scott Forstall, former iOS senior vice president, that's the time when most new products launch during Apple presentations.
What's more, it was around the 9:42 AM window when Steve Jobs revealed the first iPhone to the world in January 2007, so it's a pretty special time for Apple.
Apple And Samsung Work More Closely Than You Think
When it comes to smartphone wars, Apple and Samsung are likely the first two companies that first come to mind. However, both companies actually work together more than you might think at first.
For instance, all of the iPad's Retina Displays are made by Samsung. Not only that but 30% of the A8 Bionic chip that Apple used for the iPhone 6 was made by Samsung.
And while it's true that Apple is trying to become the manufacturer itself, the company still works closely with Samsung to make a lot of components for newer Apple products.
A MacBook Pro Can Save Your Life
Have you ever looked at your MacBook Pro and thought, "Could this stop a bullet?" If you haven't, then you aren't as creative as YouTuber 22plinkster, who set out to answer this philosophical question.
As it turns out, a MacBook Pro has enough thickness to stop a bullet. It's both amazing and surprising. While we strongly advise you not to try this at home, or outside, or ever, it's great to know that your MacBook Pro will literally take a bullet for you.
Guess that makes the premium price tag worth it, doesn't it?
You Once Had Better Odds Getting into Harvard than Apple
Apple is all about being exclusive, and it seems that also applies to job opportunities. Or at least it used to.
As reported by Business Insider, in 2009 the Cupertino company announced that over 10,000 people applied for a job position in the new Manchester Apple Store that launched that year.
Out of those thousands, only a few more than 200 individuals managed to get the job. That's around a 2% acceptance rate, which not only is low, but it's also way lower than Harvard.
In 2008, the prestigious university only accepted 2,000 applications out of the 29,000 that it received, giving it a more solid 7% acceptance rate.
The iPod Almost Wasn't Apple's
It's hard to imagine Apple without the iconic iPod. That small device was one of Apple's most successful products right up until the iPhone came into play.
However, the iPod almost didn't belong to Apple. The "father of the iPod," Tony Fadell, took the idea of the portable music player to companies like RealNetworks and Phillips before approaching Apple.
Unfortunately for those companies, they turned the idea down because they didn't see the potential behind it. Like Blockbuster, who refused to buy Netflix, these companies probably regretted it a few years later.
Apple Made Over Half a Million Dollars in Revenue Per Minute in 2021
Going back to how rich Apple really is, the company has been steadily growing in the last few years, so much so that in 2021 it was literally making hundreds of thousands of dollars per minute.
According to CNBC, the company made a total of $691,234.57 per minute during the first quarter of 2021.
What's even more impressive is that Apple was actually in second place on CNBC's list. First place went to Amazon, which pulled in $837,339.25 in revenue every minute during that same period.
The First Apple Logo Had Isaac Newton on It
Apple has evolved so much throughout the years, and that includes its logo. As a matter of fact, if you look at the original Apple logo, you wouldn't even know it's the same company. At first, the Apple logo featured Isaac Newton, the man famous for discovering gravity after an Apple hit his head.
The logo was made by the third Apple co-founder, Ronald Wayne, and after he left the company, Apple changed its logo to the bitten Apple, we're so used to seeing these days.