Apple has been among us since 1976. In that small garage the two Steve (Jobs and Wozniak) laid the first stone of what would become, years later, one of the most important companies in the technological world. Due to the popularity of Apple, all that is always under scrutiny, since the products until their faces visible movements or advertising strategies.
Despite this fact, there are always details that escape that magnifying glass and not have been counted us. Today we bring you a short list for the more curious about the company telling you seven things that perhaps you did not know about Apple.
The first Apple I cost 666.66 dollars
The first computer that Apple released was neither more nor less than 666.66 dollars. The curious digit with Satanic overtones left Steve Wozniak, who did not realize their significance and only put that figure because it was easy to write and it met the requirement of being greater than $500.
Apple owns the patent of “Slide to unlock”
The usual gesture that we do to unlock our iOS devices is patented by Apple. The patent is very abstract and covers from the text that appears as that can be a picture that moves in the time of the action of unlocking unlocking.
This patent was the subject of one of the many complaints between Samsung and Apple, and although they are still in conflict, the Korean company got that the patent was invalidated in Germany. Always it has been commented that this patent was the reason for the famous Android unlock pattern, but it is an unconfirmed claim.
M68 was the codename of the first iPhone
When a device develops its name domestically tends to be totally different from what then is it known in public. It is a common practice in all the companies that develop products and although many of these names tend to be imaginative, the first iPhone had one lot only: M68 the name was the key to the first phone released by Apple. And this scheme has been repeated on all phones until today, being 6 iPhone and iPhone 6 Plus N61 and N56 respectively.
Apple never makes its transport by sea
This is a pretty logical but surely curiosity not passed to many by the head: Apple always makes its transport from China by plane. The reason for doing so by air instead of the sea is obvious: from Cupertino prefer to have their devices as soon as possible to the detriment of the cheap it is transport by boat.
The advantage in time is more than clear: 15 hours of air travel against the 30 days which vessels to arrive in the United States from the Asian country. Hence, the airspace of China will cope when there is an imminent release.
Apple launched the first digital colour camera for the general public
Although the photographic world is now cornered by brands such as Nikon and Canon, in the market of digital photographs in color for the general public Apple was the first to launch a digital camera in color. His name was Apple QuickTake 100 and coup of 1994 its first model was capable of storing 8 pictures at a resolution of 640 x 480 or thirty-two pictures at 320 x 240.
This photographic adventure of Apple lasted 3 years and 3 models different, going from the number 100, 150 and 200. Steve Jobs discontinued this photographic adventure of Apple to focus efforts on the market of personal computers
The product images are not rendered, they are HDR
When we see a video presentation of a new Apple product we marvel with the quality of the image, showing with detail the design which has the new product. Although one may think that these videos are made through rendered with computer, actually not so.
The images of the video are the result of thousands of photographs taken in high dynamic range, better known in the photographic world as HDR. Apparently the technique that uses Apple is not exactly HDR, but that many photographs are used to achieve the maximum detail from all angles and all possible exposures.
Apple had three founders
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, those are the two people that we know that they founded Apple in its early days. Although always has been drawn to the two Steve as the founders, there was actually a third person at the beginning. This was Ronald Wayne, the author of the famous first logo of Apple Newton and the Apple.
What happened with Wayne? So that after having designed the logo and written the first Apple I manual decided to sell 10% of participation that owned the company for about $800. If I had sold it now would have led to Pocket almost $ 1 billion.
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