1. Apple was founded on April 1 — April Fool’s Day — in 1976. It wasn’t until 2011’s posthumous biography “Steve Jobs” that we found out where it got its name: Turns out, Steve Jobs had been on a “fruitarian” kick and just really liked apples.
2. Apple had a third cofounder named Ronald Wayne, who left the company less than a year later in 1977. Wayne designed the company’s first logo, seen below. He ended up selling Jobs and Wozniak his stake in Apple for $800.
3. Apple’s first computer, the Apple 1, was actually a “do-it-yourself” kit that required people to build their own case. It retailed for an extremely devilish $666.66.
4. If you had bought 100 shares of Apple stock for $22 each at its 1980 IPO, it would be worth around $600,000 today — before dividends.
5. In the ’80s and ’90s, facing continually shrinking Mac sales, Apple tried making everything from digital cameras, like the Apple QuickTake, …
6. When Steve Jobs came back to Apple as CEO in 1997, the company was in such bad shape that his first Macworld keynote included the news that Microsoft was investing $150 million in the company — delivered by a gigantic video of Bill Gates towering over the assembly. “We need all the help we can get,” Jobs said, to boos from the audience.
Source: Business Insider