Top 10 Fascinating Facts About Apple You Didn’t Know

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6. Apple Made the First Mass-Market Color Digital Camera

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Back in 1994, Apple actually launched the first mass-market color digital camera in the U.S. The Apple QuickTake 100 could snap an amazing eight photographs and connected to a Mac via a serial cable.

It cost $749, which is about the equivalent of $1,000 today, which seems ridiculous for a camera boasting less than one megapixel resolution and no digital display.

The QuickTake line expanded to two more models before Steve Jobs shut it down in 1997 when he returned to the helm at Apple and streamlined its product line.

5. The Name “Macintosh” Was Inspired by an Apple

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It’s often cited that the Apple Lisa was named after Steve Jobs’ daughter, but where did the name “Macintosh” come from? Apple employee Jef Raskin is responsible for coining the machine after his favorite variety of apple, smartly tying the whole fruit theme together.

Macintosh was just a code-name, and Steve Jobs is said to have tried to change the project’s name to “Bicycle” while the McIntosh-loving staffer was out of office. But Raskin clearly knew a good name when he coined it, as Macintosh just had too much staying power and stuck right to the end of the product cycle.


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  3. Reid says:

    Proof that Mac has always been stealing and making overpriced crap :)

  4. caleb : ) says:

    i think for a limitad time only they should sell all there old apple software from the very beginning. then they would be getting alot of money

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  6. Like if you knew at least half of these! (I knew 7)

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