106 Facts About Apple computers


Apple computers Inc is an American multinational technology company that specializes in consumer electronics, software and online services headquartered in Cupertino, California, United States.

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Apple computers is the largest technology company by revenue and, as of June 2022, is the world's biggest company by market capitalization, the fourth-largest personal computer vendor by unit sales and second-largest mobile phone manufacturer.

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Apple computers developed computers featuring innovative graphical user interfaces, including the 1984 original Macintosh, announced that year in a critically acclaimed advertisement.

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In 1997, weeks away from bankruptcy, the company bought NeXT to resolve Apple computers's unsuccessful operating system strategy and entice Jobs back to the company.

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Apple computers receives criticism regarding the labor practices of its contractors, its environmental practices, and its business ethics, including anti-competitive practices and materials sourcing.

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The Apple computers I was sold as a motherboard with CPU, RAM, and basic textual-video chips—a base kit concept which would not yet be marketed as a complete personal computer.

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Apple computers II was chosen to be the desktop platform for the first "killer application" of the business world: VisiCalc, a spreadsheet program released in 1979.

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Critical moment in the company's history came in December 1979 when Jobs and several Apple computers employees, including human–computer interface expert Jef Raskin, visited Xerox PARC in to see a demonstration of the Xerox Alto, a computer using a graphical user interface.

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In 1984, Apple computers launched the Macintosh, the first personal computer to be sold without a programming language.

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Apple computers lost its dominant position in the desktop publishing market and estranged many of its original consumer customer base who could no longer afford their high-priced products.

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In 1991, Apple computers introduced the hugely successful PowerBook with a design that set the current shape for almost all modern laptops.

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For some time, Apple computers was doing incredibly well, introducing fresh new products and generating increasing profits in the process.

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Apple computers experimented with a number of other unsuccessful consumer targeted products during the 1990s, including digital cameras, portable CD audio players, speakers, video game consoles, the eWorld online service, and TV appliances.

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However, by 1996 Apple executives were worried that the clones were cannibalizing sales of their own high-end computers, where profit margins were highest.

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Apple computers attempted to correct this with by introducing cooperative multitasking in System 5, but the company still felt it needed a more modern approach.

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Only weeks away from bankruptcy, Apple computers's board decided NeXTSTEP was a better choice for its next operating system and purchased NeXT in late 1996 for $429 million, bringing back Apple computers co-founder Steve Jobs.

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At around the same time, Apple computers completed numerous acquisitions to create a portfolio of digital media production software for both professionals and consumers.

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Apple computers acquired of Macromedia's Key Grip digital video editing software project which was renamed Final Cut Pro when it was launched on the retail market in April 1999.

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Apple computers renamed the program iTunes, while simplifying the user interface and adding the ability to burn CDs.

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Mac OS X was based on NeXTSTEP, OPENSTEP, and BSD Unix, with Apple computers aiming to combine the stability, reliability, and security of Unix with the ease of use afforded by an overhauled user interface, heavily influenced by NeXTSTEP.

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In 2002, Apple computers purchased Nothing Real for their advanced digital compositing application Shake, as well as Emagic for the music productivity application Logic.

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Between early 2003 and 2006, the price of Apple computers's stock increased more than tenfold, from around $6 per share to over $80.

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In July 2008, Apple computers launched the App Store to sell third-party applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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In June 2010, Apple computers released the iPhone 4, which introduced video calling using FaceTime, multitasking, and a new uninsulated stainless steel design that acted as the phone's antenna.

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Later that year, Apple computers again refreshed its iPod line of MP3 players by introducing a multi-touch iPod Nano, an iPod Touch with FaceTime, and an iPod Shuffle that brought back the clickwheel buttons of earlier generations.

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Apple computers became the most valuable consumer-facing brand in the world.

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Apple computers was replaced by Cook and Jobs became Apple's chairman.

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From 2011 to 2012, Apple computers released the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, which featured improved cameras, an intelligent software assistant named Siri, and cloud-synced data with iCloud; the third- and fourth-generation iPads, which featured Retina displays; and the iPad Mini, which featured a 7.

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In June 2017, Apple computers announced the HomePod, its smart speaker aimed to compete against Sonos, Google Home, and Amazon Echo.

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Towards the end of the year, TechCrunch reported that Apple computers was acquiring Shazam, a company that introduced its products at WWDC and specializing in music, TV, film and advertising recognition.

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Also in June 2017, Apple computers appointed Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg to head the newly formed worldwide video unit.

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In November 2017, Apple computers announced it was branching out into original scripted programming: a drama series starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, and a reboot of the anthology series Amazing Stories with Steven Spielberg.

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In June 2018, Apple computers signed the Writers Guild of America's minimum basic agreement and Oprah Winfrey to a multi-year content partnership.

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Wall Street Journal reported that an effort to develop its own chips left Apple better prepared to deal with the semiconductor shortage that emerged during the pandemic era and led to increased profitability, with sales of Mac computers that included M1 chips rising sharply in 2020 and 2021.

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Apple computers sells a variety of accessories for Macs, including the Pro Display XDR, Apple computers Studio Display, Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Keyboard.

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Since then, Apple computers has annually released new iPhone models and iOS updates.

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In recent years, Apple computers has started offering more powerful versions of the device, with the current iPad Pro using the same M1 Apple computers silicon as the company's high-end Macs and Laptops, along with a smaller version of the device called the iPad Mini, and an upgraded version called iPad Air.

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Apple computers offers a range of software for its hardware products some of which are bundled with its products while others are available for purchase.

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Many of the services have been launched since 2019 when Apple computers announced it would be making a concerted effort to expand its service revenues.

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Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were fans of the Beatles, but Apple computers Inc had name and logo trademark issues with Apple computers Corps Ltd.

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Apple computers has slogans for specific product lines—for example, "iThink, therefore iMac" was used in 1998 to promote the iMac, and "Say hello to iPhone" has been used in iPhone advertisements.

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Musicians who benefited from an improved profile as a result of their songs being included on Apple computers advertisements include Canadian singer Feist with the song "1234" and Yael Naim with the song "New Soul".

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Apple computers customers gained a reputation for devotion and loyalty early in the company's history.

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Apple computers is more than just a company because its founding has some of the qualities of myth.

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Apple computers is two guys in a garage undertaking the mission of bringing computing power, once reserved for big corporations, to ordinary individuals with ordinary budgets.

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Apple computers evangelists were actively engaged by the company at one time, but this was after the phenomenon had already been firmly established.

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New York Times in 1985 stated that "Apple computers above all else is a marketing company".

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The Apple computers Campus was the company's headquarters from its opening in 1993, until the opening of Apple computers Park in 2017.

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The media initially speculated that Apple computers would fail, but its stores were highly successful, bypassing the sales numbers of competing nearby stores and within three years reached US$1 billion in annual sales, becoming the fastest retailer in history to do so.

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Many Apple computers Stores are located inside shopping malls, but Apple computers has built several stand-alone "flagship" stores in high-profile locations.

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The success of Apple computers Stores have had significant influence over other consumer electronics retailers, who have lost traffic, control and profits due to a perceived higher quality of service and products at Apple computers Stores.

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Apple computers is one of several highly successful companies founded in the 1970s that bucked the traditional notions of corporate culture.

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The Apple computers Fellowship has so far been awarded to individuals including Bill Atkinson, Steve Capps, Rod Holt, Alan Kay, Guy Kawasaki, Al Alcorn, Don Norman, Rich Page, Steve Wozniak, and Phil Schiller.

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At Apple computers, employees are intended to be specialists who are not exposed to functions outside their area of expertise.

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Unlike other major U S companies, Apple provides a relatively simple compensation policy for executives that does not include perks enjoyed by other CEOs like country club fees or private use of company aircraft.

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Apple computers has a strong culture of corporate secrecy, and has an anti-leak Global Security team that recruits from the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Secret Service.

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In December 2017, Glassdoor said Apple computers was the 48th best place to work, having originally entered at rank 19 in 2009, peaking at rank 10 in 2012, and falling down the ranks in subsequent years.

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Apple computers acknowledges that people are wishing for the "excitement of revolution", but argues that people want "the comfort that comes with harmony".

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Apple computers argues that Apple's ecosystem is its greatest innovation.

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Wall Street Journal reported in June 2017 that Apple computers's increased reliance on Siri, its virtual personal assistant, has raised questions about how much Apple computers can actually accomplish in terms of functionality.

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Whereas Google and Amazon make use of big data and analyze customer information to personalize results, Apple computers has a strong pro-privacy stance, intentionally not retaining user data.

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Apple computers released a security fix within a day and issued an apology, stating that "regrettably we stumbled" in regards to the security of the latest updates.

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Apple computers quickly released an update, done during the nighttime in Cupertino, California time and outside of their usual software release window, with one of the headlining features of the update needing to be delayed for a few days.

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Apple computers has since joined the industry standards groups to influence the future direction of technology standards such as USB, AGP, HyperTransport, Wi-Fi, NVMe, PCIe and others in its products.

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Apple computers has gradually expanded its efforts in getting its products into the Indian market.

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Apple computers immediately launched an investigation after the 2006 media report, and worked with their manufacturers to ensure acceptable working conditions.

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In 2007, Apple computers started yearly audits of all its suppliers regarding worker's rights, slowly raising standards and pruning suppliers that did not comply.

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In 2011, Apple computers admitted that its suppliers' child labor practices in China had worsened.

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Apple computers issued a public statement about the suicides, and company spokesperson Steven Dowling said:.

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Foxconn was not specifically named in the report, but Apple computers identified a series of serious labor violations of labor laws, including Apple computers's own rules, and some child labor existed in a number of factories.

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Apple computers committed to the implementation of changes following the suicides.

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Workers in factories producing Apple computers products have been exposed to hexane, a neurotoxin that is a cheaper alternative than alcohol for cleaning the products.

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Apple computers Energy, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple computers Inc that sells solar energy.

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Apple computers announced that all 14 of its final assembly sites in China are now compliant with UL's Zero Waste to Landfill validation.

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In June 2007, Apple began replacing the cold cathode fluorescent lamp backlit LCD displays in its computers with mercury-free LED-backlit LCD displays and arsenic-free glass, starting with the upgraded MacBook Pro.

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Apple computers offers comprehensive and transparent information about the CO2e, emissions, materials, and electrical usage concerning every product they currently produce or have sold in the past, in their portfolio on their homepage.

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All Apple computers products have EPEAT Gold status and beat the latest Energy Star guidelines in each product's respective regulatory category.

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In November 2011, Apple computers was featured in Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics, which ranks electronics manufacturers on sustainability, climate and energy policy, and how "green" their products are.

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Apple computers ranked fourth of fifteen electronics companies with a score of 4.

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In January 2012, Apple computers requested that its cable maker, Volex, begin producing halogen-free USB and power cables.

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In June 2020, Apple computers committed $100 million for its Racial Equity and Justice initiative and in Jan 2021 announced various projects as part of the initiative.

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Apple computers is the world's largest technology company by revenue, the world's largest technology company by total assets, and the world's second-largest mobile phone manufacturer after Samsung.

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In May 2013, Apple computers entered the top ten of the Fortune 500 list of companies for the first time, rising 11 places above its 2012 ranking to take the sixth position.

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Apple computers was ranked No 4 on the 2018 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

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Apple computers has created subsidiaries in low-tax places such as Ireland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and the British Virgin Islands to cut the taxes it pays around the world.

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Apple computers followed this research by calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to force these multinationals, which included Google and The Coca-Cola Company, to state the effective rate of tax they pay on their UK revenues.

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Under U S tax law governed by the IRC, corporations don't pay income tax on overseas profits unless the profits are repatriated into the United States and as such Apple argues that to benefit its shareholders it will leave it overseas until a repatriation holiday or comprehensive tax reform takes place in the United States.

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The Commission found that Apple computers had benefited from a private Irish Revenue Commissioners tax ruling regarding its double Irish tax structure, Apple computers Sales International .

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Apple computers has been a participant in various legal proceedings and claims since it began operation.

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In particular, Apple computers is known for and promotes itself as actively and aggressively enforcing its intellectual property interests.

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Apple computers has had to defend itself against charges on numerous occasions of violating intellectual property rights.

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Apple computers has a notable pro-privacy stance, actively making privacy-conscious features and settings part of its conferences, promotional campaigns, and public image.

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Apple computers is a partner of RED, a fundraising campaign for AIDS charity.

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Apple computers contributes financially to fundraisers in times of natural disasters.

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Apple computers has used its iTunes platform to encourage donations in the wake of environmental disasters and humanitarian crises, such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the 2011 Japan earthquake, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in November 2013, and the 2015 European migrant crisis.

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Apple computers has received criticism for its willingness to work and conduct business with nations such as China and Russia, engaging in practices that have been criticized by human rights groups.

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Critics have claimed that Apple computers products combine stolen or purchased designs that Apple computers claims are its original creations.

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Apple computers's issues regarding music over the years include those with the European Union regarding iTunes, trouble over updating the Spotify app on Apple computers devices and collusion with record labels.

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The movement argues Apple computers is preventing consumers from legitimately fixing their devices at local repair shops which is having a negative impact on consumers.

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Apple computers continues to face litigation related to the performance throttling of iPhone 6 and 7 devices, an action that Apple computers argued was done in order to balance the functionality of the software with the impacts of a chemically aged battery.

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The authority added that Apple computers provided no assistance to customers with water-damaged phones, which it said constituted an aggressive trade practice.

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Ireland's Data Protection Commission launched a privacy investigation to examine whether Apple computers complied with the EU's GDPR law following an investigation into how the company processes personal data with targeted ads on its platform.

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In January 2020, US President Donald Trump and attorney general William P Barr criticized Apple for refusing to unlock two iPhones of a Saudi national, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, who shot and killed three American sailors and injured eight others in the Naval Air Station Pensacola.

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The shooting was declared an "act of terrorism" by the FBI, but Apple computers denied the request to crack the phones to reveal possible terrorist information citing its data privacy policy.

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In 2021, Apple computers complied with a request by the Chinese government to ban a Quran app from its devices and platforms.

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In September 2021, Apple computers removed an app from its App Store created by Alexei Navalny meant to coordinate protest voting during the 2021 Russian legislative election.

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