There are few companies that have changed the world as much as Apple. Started in a garage by a couple friends, it has since grown to be one of the biggest and most influential companies in the world. In terms of total assets, Apple is actually the world's largest technology company. To paint an even more accurate picture, Apple has more cash in its pocket than the US government. Do you want some more fun facts? There are more than 1 billion Apple gadgets being used around the world right now. Of course, no big company or government is without criticism and Apple has had its fair share. From sweatshops to dubious tax practices, the company's reputation is nowhere near as clean as its designs. But we won't go into that too much here. Today we're going to talk about those sleek, cool, incredible little gizmos and gadgets that Apple has taken over the world with. You'll soon see why Apple is richer than most countries. So whether you're a proven Apple maniac or not, get ready to dive into the world of i-this and i-that. These are 25 high tech facts about Apple and how it made technology cool!
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In July of 2011, Apple had more cash in the bank than the US government
By using iTunes, you have agreed to not use Apple products to build nuclear weapons
Apple stores everything you say to Siri
Smoking near an Apple computer voids the warranty
Employees at Apple Headquarters earn an average of $125,000 per year
Some "entrepreneurs" in China started fake Apple stores. Even the staff thought they were working for the real Apple.
Every minute, Apple earns $300,000
In the movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Apple products got nearly 8 minutes of screen time (an estimated $23 million of advertising). Of course, Apple got it for free.
1983 brought the first iPhone design. It looked more like an iPad with a landline attached.
In the 1990s Apple used Carl Sagan as the codename for a computer. He sued them so they changed it to "butt-head astronomer". He then came after them for libel and lost. So Apple change the name to "lawyers are wimps".
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