Interesting Facts Behind The Apple/mac Computers
Before Steve Jobs became one of the driving forces behind the personal computer revolution, he held the mundane job as a summer worker at an apple farm. The job left him with the belief that apples were the perfect fruit. Add to this the fact that he loved the simplicity and style of the Beatles' Apple record label, coming to the decision of naming his new computer company "Apple Computers" was a natural.
Jobs and co-founder Steve Wozniak struggled over the name and finally decided that if no brainstorming session could come up with a better name, Apple it would be. You know the rest of that story and on April 1, 1976, Apple Computer, Inc. was born. The next item on the agenda was then to come up with a logo.
The pair's first design incorporated an image of Sir Isaac Newton along with a tree and a simple banner that read "Apple Computer." Steve Jobs wasn't happy with the result, thinking it was too busy and didn't send a strong enough message. With the challenges that a personal computer company faced in the early days of the computer revolution, a strong and simple brand was needed. The logo was simplified to show just an apple - similar to what the company still uses today. But it still didn't satisfy Jobs and Wozniak. It wasn't until the pair took a bite out of the apple that the logo stuck. The same simple logo is still being used today.
Apple Computer Inc. was incorporated in the state of California on January 3, 1977. Apple's initial public offering (IPO) on the stock market happened on December 12, 1980. They went public at a rate of .50 per share. The stock has split three times since the IPO so on a split-adjusted basis the IPO share price was .75. Apple common shares are traded on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol AAPL, and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol APCD. At the time of this writing, Apple Computer Inc.'s common stock was trading on the NASDAQ at 9.06.
In October of 2008, Apple researched its carbon footprint and provided their personal computer users with estimates of the total greenhouse gas emissions generated by every new product sold. Manufacturing and using the MacBook, which is currently the company's most popular notebook, results in 460 kg of CO2e emissions over four years of consumer use. According to calculations from the Environmental Protection Agency, that's roughly the same amount the average car emits in just a month of driving.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much would a used Macbook pro be worth?
My brother is looking to sell his macbook pro, and I have first choice, but he wants me to make him an offer that seems fair.
It's a macbook pro, used but in mint condition. Has a 2 ghz core 2 duo processor, 2 gb ram, and 80 gb hard drive. How much do you think it's worth?
He had paid 00 for it.
Well considering MacBooks usually run around 1,000 or 2,000 dollars, 900 seems like a decent price.
How much did he pay for it?
How to clear administrators account after buying a used macbook pro?
Hi I bought a used macbook pro on ebay and the seller is a pawnshop, so they have no info to give me on the old account.
I'm having trouble installing updates because it asks for the administrators password. How do I clear that so I can become the administrator?
Unfortunately you cannot reset the Administrators password. I can help you with an alternative solution but given the circumstances it would require more direct communication... If you know what i mean.
Hit me up on Yahoo Messenger: SpkrBox850
You dont need to take anything apart
Should I buy a used Macbook pro without a warranty?
I am thinking about buying a Macbook pro used. It is one year old and the user did not purchase an extended warranty.
The biggest problem with Macs. is that not too many technicians deal with Macs.
If the hard drive or the DVD-CD player gets broken you can change it yourself. but if you get software problems is going to be a headache.
I wouldn't buy it, unless is from a trusted friend.
Do I need the restore disks when purchasing a used Macbook Pro?
I'm thinking of buying a used Macbook Pro off Ebay, and everything looks legit, but my dad pointed out that the seller is not including the restore disks. Would I really need these particular disks in the event that the Macbook crashes, or would I be able to purchase this software and install it if that happens?
What is the retail value for a used macbook pro?
I have a macbook pro that is about a year old. I rarely ever use it. it's a 15", 2.4 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB memory, 160 GB Hard drive. I'm trying to sell it. I paid 1,700 for it, what could I resell it for?
maximum of 400