Steve Jobs never coded for Apple. According to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, he didn't do any original design and one of Apple's earliest employees also stated that Woz was the inventor while Jobs was the marketing person. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Apple's policy of refusing to repair phones that have undergone "unauthorized" repairs is illegal in Australia due to their right to repair law. bbc.com/news/world-austra…
The rise of Japanese whisky rests on the efforts of Masataka Taketsuru, a pioneering chemist who brought the craft of Scottish whisky to Japan. He married a Scottish woman and they founded Yoichi distillery in 1934. While the first whisky was maturing, they sold apple juice to make ends meet. chilledmagazine.com/masat…
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has disdain for money and large wealth accumulation. In 2017 he said he didn’t want to be near money, because it could corrupt your values. When Apple went public, Wozniak offered $10 million of his stock to early Apple employees, something Jobs refused to do. wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_…
Primatologist Jane Goodall, actor Brad Pitt and Apple Inc. founder Steve Wozniak all suffer from prosopagnosia or face blindness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
In 2020 Customs and Border Protection tweeted that they had stopped a shipment of "counterfeit Airpods". However, the attached photos showed that the seized goods weren't Apple fakes - they were OnePlus Buds. bbc.com/news/technology-5…
There have been actual scientific studies comparing apples and oranges in order to prove that you can in fact compare apples and oranges. One such study conducted by a NASA researcher named Scott Sandford used infrared spectroscopy to analyze and compare the fruits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
Today I learned of the 1904 Olympic Marathon where the winner was high on rat poison and runners almost died from dehydration, rotten apples, wild dogs, and dust inhalation. tokyo2020.org/en/news/amp…
Johnny Appleseed actually planted apples to be used for booze. Apparently in the early 1900's apples were rebranded by the apple industry to be seen as nutritious rather than precursors to booze. indystar.com/story/news/h…
Chris Espinosa is Apple Inc.'s longest-serving employee, having held roles in documentation, marketing, engineering, and more. He's been working at Apple since 1976, which is over 45 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Apple employees used to organise an annual award for the employee who best stood up to Steve Jobs. Jobs was aware of the award and liked it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joa…
Apple's famous 1984 commercial only aired twice, once locally in Idaho, and once at the Super Bowl. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
Apple seeds do not grow true to the type of apple because apples are cross pollinators, which means they require pollen from other types of apples to grow. umanitoba.ca/faculties/af…
Due to a design flaw, when Apple III owners had problems (like garbled data) they were instructed to "lift the machine 3 inches and drop it in order to re-seat the chips on the logic board". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
Apple's first CEO, Michael Scott (not The Office character), executed the company's first major layoff of 40 employees. He later had a career as colored gemstone expert, and the mineral "scottyite" is named after him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
The Granny Smith apple is named after Maria Ann Smith, who propagated the cultivar from a chance seedling near Sydney, Australia in 1868. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
The equivalent of the English-language idiom "comparing apples and oranges" in Serbian is "grandmothers and toads"; in Romanian it's "the grandmother and the machine gun" or "the cow and the longjohns"; and the equivalent Danish idiom is "What is highest, the Round Tower or a thunderclap?" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
Adam's apple is actually caused by the bulging of a set of cartilage plates that are held together by tissues and muscle fibers, which protects vocal cords. Women have them, too, but the bulge is more prominent in men for two reasons: testosterone causes the larynx to grow rapidly during puberty oprah.com/health/debunkin…
Isaac Newton wrote a list of his sins at 19, including: β€œThreat[e]ning my father and mother Smith to burne them and the house over them.", striking many, beating Arthur Storer, punching his sister, reading the History of the Christian Champions on Sunday, and eating an apple at Church. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Green skittles are no longer lime and are new green apple. dailyiowan.com/2017/11/16…
: Founding members of Beatles had a lawsuit dispute with Apple over trademark rights that lasted for almost 30 years sites.udel.edu/cisc356/20…
Alan Turing, largely seen as the grandfather of modern electronic computers, fell in love with the movie Snow White, and is believed to have commit suicide by lacing an apple with cyanide and eating a portion. Apple Computers denies that their logo is related. lamag.com/culturefiles/al…
Apple pie is not American. Pie was invented in Medieval England, while the modern recipe for apple pie with a lattice crust was created and perfected by the Dutch. insider.com/amazing-food-…
A dog saved his owner from choking to death on an apple slice by jumping on her chest until it was dislodged. He also licked her face to keep her from passing out. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ameri…
All branley apples originate from the same tree bitaboutbritain.com/story…
From 1985-1987, the most powerful computing device Apple sold was the LaserWriter, one of the first generally-available laser printers. It had its own built-in CPU which was 50% faster than the Macs available at the time, which was needed to drive the printing engine lowendmac.com/1985/apple-…
The most valuable company in the U.S. in 1964, AT&T, had 758,611 employees; the most valuable company today, Apple, has around 137,000 employees. time.com/5876604/machines…
Toshiba created the worlds smallest spinning platter hard drive (HDD) in 2004, at a size of just .85 inches (2.1 CM), which could hold 2 or 4 Gigabytes of data and was even used in phones and Apple iPods of the era. palminfocenter.com/news/7…
The very first Apple logo featured Sir Isaac Newton sitting under a tree, with an apple about to hit his head. (Legend has it that he was literally hit on the head with an apple and that led to the concept of gravity.) globalyoungvoices.com/fas…
It's believed that Johnny Appleseed's apples were not edible. and the reason that he was welcomed in every cabin in Ohio and Indiana is that he brought with him the gift of apple cider alcohol. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Apple Corp, holding company for the Beatles' record company, settled legally with Apple Computer five known times after repeated breaching of an agreement stating that Apple Computer would not enter the Music business en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
Apple patented the round pizza box, for pizzas. theverge.com/platform/amp…
Steve Jobs’ fortune came primarily from his stake in Disney, not from his Apple earnings. cnbc.com/2018/04/26/why-a…
According to Guinness, some of the most frequently broken records include the Longest DJ marathon, the Heaviest item lifted with glue and the Most apples bobbed in one minute! guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Cosmic Crisp is a cross between Honeycrisp and Enterprise apples. The term "Cosmic Crisp" is trademarked. Breeding began in 1997 at the Washington State University (WSU). A $10 million consumer launch of the product. The apples went on sale in Seattle grocery stores on December 1, 2019. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cos…
Applejack is the name of an apple brandy that was popular in Maine due to liquor laws. Apple orchards were plentiful and applejack is easy to make by freezing fermenting cider, draining the ice, and keeping the high concentration liquor that stayed liquid. mainebrewguide.com/applej…
Those simple, tall fans out in apple/grape/cherry orchards and vineyards can prevent freeze and damaged crops - they can lower air temperatures ~5 degrees! omafra.gov.on.ca/english/…
The Iphone fingerprint sensors can differentiate between a living and dead. Apple-developed biometric uses radio frequency waves to check the skin underneath a finger's outer layer mashable.com/2017/11/15/s…
Today I Learned about migratory beekeeping, the practice of using beehives to pollinate crops. Millions of bees are transported across America each year to pollinate avocados, cherries, apples, melons, lettuce and other crops. For this reason, many American vegetables are not strictly vegan. scientificamerican.com/ar…
John Carmack (founder of "id Software" known for his work in the development of Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein) was arrested at the age of 14 for helping a group of children steal Apple || computers using a mixture of thermite and Vaseline to melt the windows to break into the building. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In 2017, Apple announced plans to demolish a historic Aboriginal art gallery to make way for one of their stores in Melbourne. After intense backlash from Australians, authorities rejected the plan. macdailynews.com/2019/04/…
McDonald's buys a lot of apples. As of 2016, McDonald's sold more than 10% of all sliced apples in the US. At its core, the apple industry resurgence over the last decade can be traced, at least in part, to McDonald's. businessinsider.com/the-i…
In 1985, Apple patented a cellphone design, with the closed phone in the shape of the Apple logo - including the leaf on the top - and which opened up sideways at the "bite" to reveal an earpiece and a keypad jaymug.com/post/299187387…
Joaquin Phoenix lived on "lettuce, asparagus and apples" to slim down for 'Joker'. The Oscar-winning actor previously revealed he'd lost over 50lbs (22.6kg) for his lead role in the movie and has admitted he undertook a "horrible diet" involving just one very limited meal a day. perthnow.com.au/entertain…
While Apple was buying rural land for a new building, one couple refused to sell their 1 acre plot of land they had originally purchased for $6,000. After rejecting every single offer, Apple just told them to name a price. They sold it for $1.7 million. gizmodo.com/old-couple-se…
A whistleblower said that Apple contractors 'regularly hear confidential details' on Siri recordings and have even heard drug deals, medical details and people having sex theguardian.com/technolog…
Artists make the most money per stream using Napster at about .019 cents per song whereas services like Apple Music and Spotify payout .00783 cents and .00437 cents respectively dittomusic.com/blog/how-m…
Samsung never paid $1.05 billion judgment to Apple entirely in nickels, it was a satire piece and infact, would require virtually all the nickels circulating in 2012. snopes.com/fact-check/sam…
In 2005 two engineers at Apple help the US Department of Energy create a Top Secret iPod the looked and functioned like a regular iPod but had added hardware to record data. They have no idea what kind of data they helped the government record. arstechnica.com/informati…
There are 7,500 varieties of apples and this one is called the Pink Pearl. Known to taste like raspberry and smell like grapefruit. atlasobscura.com/foods/pi…

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