All posts tagged "Apple"

  • History
    Apple Co-Founder Sold His 10% Stock in 1976 for $800, Worth $59 Billion Today.

    In 1976, Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne sold his shares of the company – equaling 10% of Apple – for $800. Those shares today are worth about $59 billion.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Don’t Set Your iPhone to 1970

    A meme suggests that you can get a special theme on your iPhone by setting the date to 1970. It’s a trick that could ruin your device.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Classic Fake: Sean Connery Angry Letter to Steve Jobs

    A letter allegedly written by Sean Connery to Steve Jobs in 1998 has circulated for several years. In the letter, Connery blasts Apple and angrily demands, “Please do not contact me again.” Is this letter real?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Urban Legend: Samsung Paid Apple $1 Billion in Pennies or Nickels

    After a court ruling in Apple’s favor, requiring Samsung to pay them $1.05 billion in a patent infringement case, rumors swirled that Samsung decided to send 30 trucks full of pennies or nickels in a spiteful move to pay up. Is this story true or false?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Apple to Share Personal Data with NSA: Real or Hoax?

    A report circulating online claims that Apple will begin sharing its “fingerprint database” and other personal information with the NSA. Is this story real or fake?