17 incredible facts you probably didn't know about Apple
Apple is the most valuable company in the world — and it has the cash on hand to prove it.
Here are 17 things you probably didn't know about Apple, from its clothing line to Bill Gates to its serious financial trouble.
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.
- posthumous - 死後に現れた
- flopped - 仕損じた、失敗した。
Apple's famous "1984" commercial, introducing the first Macintosh computer, which aired during January 1984's Super Bowl XVIII, was directed by Ridley Scott — the same man who also directed "Alien," "Blade Runner," and "The Martian."
The rivalry between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates began in 1983, when Microsoft bailed on making Macintosh software after it revealed its own Microsoft Windows operating system — a direct competitor to the Mac.
- bailed on ～ - ～を救済した
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.