66 Facts About Apple Inc

1. Apple Inc has dealt with a number of issues regarding music over the years, including issues with the European Union regarding iTunes, trouble over updating the Spotify app on Apple devices and collusion with record labels.

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2. Apple Inc contributes financially to fundraisers in times of natural disasters.

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

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4. Apple Inc is a joint-stock company registered with the SEC.

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5. Apple Inc 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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6. In May 2013, Apple Inc 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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7. In February 2016, Apple Inc issued a US$1.5billion green bond, the first ever of its kind by a US tech company.

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

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9. In November 2011, Apple Inc 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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10. Apple Inc 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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11. Apple Inc announced on August 16, 2016, that Lens Technology, one of its major suppliers in China, has committed to power all its glass production for Apple with 100 percent renewable energy by 2018.

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12. Apple Inc working in partnership with Conservation Fund, have preserved 36,000 acres of working forests in Maine and North Carolina.

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13. In May 2016, Apple Inc opened an iOS app development center in Bangalore and a maps development office for 4,000 staff in Hyderabad.

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

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15. Apple Inc 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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16. Apple Inc does not specify how many of its employees work in retail, though its 2014 SEC filing put the number at approximately half of its employee base.

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17. The success of Apple Inc 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 Stores.

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18. The new design will be applied to all Apple Inc Stores worldwide, a process that has seen stores temporarily relocate or close.

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19. In December 2015, Apple Inc bought the 70,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in North San Jose previously used by Maxim Integrated, in an $18.2million deal.

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20. In February 2015, Apple Inc opened their new 180,000-square-foot headquarters in Herzliya, Israel, which will accommodate approximately 800 employees.

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21. Apple Inc will invest $1 billion to build the North Austin campus.

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22. Apple Inc has expanded its campuses in Austin, Texas concurrently with building Apple Park in Cupertino.

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23. In 2006, Apple Inc announced its intention to build a second campus in Cupertino about 1 mile east of the current campus and next to Interstate 280.

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24. Apple Inc has a satellite campus in neighboring Sunnyvale, California, where it houses a testing and research laboratory.

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25. On September 30, 2013, Apple Inc surpassed Coca-Cola to become the world's most valuable brand in the Omnicom Group's "Best Global Brands" report.

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26. Apple Inc owns a YouTube channel where they release advertisements, tips, and introductions for their devices.

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27. Apple Inc has made efforts to recruit battery development engineers and other electric automobile engineers from A123 Systems, LG Chem, Samsung Electronics, Panasonic, Toshiba, Johnson Controls and Tesla Motors.

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28. Apple Inc offers online services with iCloud, which provides cloud storage and synchronization for a wide range of user data, including documents, photos, music, device backups, and application data, and Apple Music, its music and video streaming service.

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29. At the September 12, 2017 event, Apple Inc released a new 4K Apple TV with the same form factor as the 4th Generation model.

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30. On September 12, 2018, Apple Inc introduced the Apple Inc Watch Series 4, featuring new display, electrocardiogram and fall detection.

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31. On September 12, 2017, Apple Inc introduced the Apple Inc Watch Series 3 featuring LTE cellular connectivity, giving the wearable independence from an iPhone except for the setup process.

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32. On June 5, 2017, Apple Inc announced a new iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch display to replace the 9.7 inch model and an updated 12.9-inch model.

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33. On October 22, 2013, Apple Inc introduced the iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina Display, both featuring a new 64-bit Apple A7 processor.

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34. On March 2, 2011, Apple Inc introduced the iPad 2, which had a faster processor and a camera on the front and back.

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35. On September 12, 2017, Apple Inc introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, standing as evolutionary updates to its previous phones with a faster processor, improved display technology, upgraded camera systems and wireless charging.

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36. On March 21, 2016, Apple Inc introduced the iPhone SE that has a 4-inch screen size last used with the 5S and has nearly the same internal hardware as the 6S.

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37. On September 9, 2014, Apple Inc introduced the iPhone 6, alongside the iPhone 6 Plus that both have screen sizes over 4-inches.

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38. Apple Inc sold 4million iPhone 4S phones in the first three days of availability.

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39. Apple Inc began a new accessibility feature, Made for iPhone Hearing Aids with the iPhone 4S.

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40. On October 4, 2011, Apple Inc unveiled the iPhone 4S, which was first released on October 14, 2011.

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41. In late July 2017, Apple Inc discontinued its iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle models, leaving only the iPod Touch available for purchase.

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42. On October 23, 2001, Apple Inc introduced the iPod digital music player.

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43. Apple Inc purchased Akonia Holographics in August 2018 who makes lenses for augmented reality goggles.

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44. Apple Inc introduced Live Titles for Clips that allows users to add live animated captions and titles using their voice.

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45. On November 10, 2012, Apple Inc confirmed a global settlement that would dismiss all lawsuits between Apple and HTC up to that date, in favor of a ten-year license agreement for current and future patents between the two companies.

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

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

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48. In October 2010, Apple Inc shares hit an all-time high, eclipsing $300.

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

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50. The official press release explained that Apple Inc was "scaling back" on trade shows in general, including Macworld Tokyo and the Apple Expo in Paris, France, primarily because the enormous successes of the Apple Retail Stores and website had rendered trade shows a minor promotional channel.

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

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52. Apple Inc would achieve widespread success with its iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad products, which introduced innovations in mobile phones, portable music players and personal computers respectively.

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53. On May 19, 2001, Apple Inc opened its first official eponymous retail stores in Virginia and California.

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

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55. In July 2001, Apple Inc acquired Spruce Technologies, a PC DVD authoring platform, to incorporate their technology into Apple's expanding portfolio of digital video projects.

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56. In 1998, Apple Inc purchased Macromedia's Key Grip software project, signaling an expansion into the digital video editing market.

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57. On November 10, 1997, Apple Inc introduced the Apple Inc Online Store, which was tied to a new build-to-order manufacturing strategy.

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58. In 1994, Apple Inc allied with IBM and Motorola in the AIM alliance with the goal of creating a new computing platform, which would use IBM and Motorola hardware coupled with Apple software.

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

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60. Apple Inc believed the Apple Inc II series was too expensive to produce and took away sales from the low-end Macintosh.

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61. In 1991, Apple Inc introduced the PowerBook, replacing the "luggable" Macintosh Portable with a design that set the current shape for almost all modern laptops.

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

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63. On December 12, 1980, Apple Inc went public at $22 per share, generating more capital than any IPO since Ford Motor Company in 1956, and immediately creating 300millionaires.

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64. Apple Inc is the world's largest information technology company by revenue and the world's third-largest mobile phone manufacturer after Samsung and Huawei.

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65. Apple Inc was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976 to develop and sell Wozniak's Apple I personal computer.

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66. Apple Inc is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

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