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1. In early 2015, Apple become the first ever $700 billion company. More recently, Apple overtook Google as the most valuable brand in the world.

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2. You might think of them only as fierce competitors, but Apple and Samsung have a different sort of relationship. Samsung actually manufactures the retina display on the Apple iPad and a portion of the memory chips used in the iPhone 6 (though Apple has cut back on its reliance on Samsung)

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3. In June 2014, a seven-for-one stock split took the trading price of Apple from approximately $645 to $94.

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4. One of the original Apple computers sold for more than $387,000 in 2013.

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5. Apple’s initial public offering was made on December 12, 1980. The company sold 4.6 million shares at a cost of $22 per share.

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6. Apple used the capital from its initial public offering for the development of the Macintosh and Lisa.

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7. The iPhone was almost named something else, with the company considering names such as Mobi, Telepod, and Tripod. The name “iPad” was also considered for its smartphone.

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8. China is currently Apple’s second biggest market, trailing only the United States. Revenue in China grew to nearly $17 billion in the second quarter of 2015.

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9. Despite the fact that he was the founder of the company, Steve Jobs was fired from Apple in 1985 at the tender age of 30.

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10. Apple cracked into the Fortune 500 in 1983, a spot it has held onto ever since.

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