Fun Facts About Apple

Computer giant's original logo featured Isaac Newton
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2010 3:15 PM CDT
Customers at the iPad launch at an Apple store in Rome, May 28, 2010. Apple launched the iPad simultaneously in Spain, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and Britain.   (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi)

(Newser) Secretive, vengeful, and irresistible, Apple occupies a unique niche in technology and business. Some obscure facts about the company, courtesy of Mashable:

  • The Macintosh was named for a variety of real apple: "Steve Jobs is said to have tried to change the project’s name to 'Bicycle' while the McIntosh-loving staffer was out of office."

  • The first Apple computer cost $666.66: Or the $500 wholesale price plus a markup of one-third; no "Satanic connotations."
  • Thank Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke for the name "iPod": "As soon as I saw the white iPod, I thought 2001,” a company copywriter says. “'Open the pod bay door, Hal!'"
  • The original logo featured Isaac Newton: "Sitting under a tree, with an apple about to hit his head."
To see the complete list, which includes the tale of a pricey calculator (remember those?), click here.

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