Fact or Fiction: Apple

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Apple Inc. is no mere computer company, thank you. It's a way of life. If you consider yourself a true "Apple person," take this quiz and find out how much you really know.

Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak met at summer camp when they were teenagers.

Jobs and Wozniak met at San Francisco's Homebrew Computer Club in the mid 1970s.

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A guy named Ronald Wayne founded Apple with Jobs and Wozniak but sold them his share for $800.

Wayne, we assume, is still kicking himself after getting only $800 for his share of Apple.

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The first Apple I computer cost $666.66.

Yep, the original Apple I sold for the devilishly low price of $666.66.

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A computer called the "Lisa" was supposed to be Apple's flagship model, but it failed and was replaced by the Macintosh.

The Apple Lisa made its debut in 1983 but soon tanked, in part because of its high price.

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Apple's famous "1984" Super Bowl ad was directed by Steven Spielberg.

Ridley Scott directed the legendary commercial, which introduced the Macintosh.

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One day in 1991, half of Apple's employees quit because the atmosphere had become "too corporate."

Not true at all. We just made it up.

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The first Apple store opened on Nov. 10, 1997, in San Francisco.

The first online Apple store opened on that date, but the first brick-and-mortar Apple store opened on May 19, 2001, in Tysons Corner, Va.

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The original Apple logo featured Sir Isaac Newton under an apple tree.

True. But it wasn't long before the now-famous apple logo took its place.

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In June 2009, Apple slashed the price of the entry-level iPhone by half.

True. The price of a new iPhone dropped to a mere $99.

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At Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference in June 2009, ill CEO Steve Jobs made a long-rumored appearance -- in a tuxedo! -- and delivered the keynote speech.

Nope, sorry. Jobs remained on medical leave, and Phil Schiller, senior vice president for product marketing, did the keynote.

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Apple still makes most of its money from computers.

Twice as much Apple revenue comes from hand-held devices and music as comes from computer sales.

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak once made the statement that “Steve (Jobs) didn’t know very much about electronics.”

Design and marketing were Jobs' strengths, not electronics.

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In 1996, Apple was named the country’s worst-run company.

The mid-1990s were a low point for Apple.

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Apple's early success was based on its invention of graphical user interface (GUI) technology.

The graphical user interface, which replaced the typed-in commands of early computers, helped popularize Apple's Macintosh computers. But the GUI was invented by Xerox Corp. in the early 1970s.

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The first Macintosh, released in 1984, had a whopping 128 kilobytes of system memory

Apple called the computer the Macintosh 128 because of its 128 KB of memory. It had a 9-inch (22.9-centimeter) screen.

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Apple introduced a wireless gateway in 1999 that it called the AirHub.

Apple's gateway can connect a computer to the Internet or to peripherals like printers. But it's called the AirPort.

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Apple’s OSX operating system is based on UNIX.

OSX is based on UNIX, which was developed by AT&T in the early 1970s and made available to software developers.

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak would like to become a citizen of Australia.

Woz wants to be an Aussie in part because of the country's plan to make high-speed broadband Internet available to all.

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The early digital camera that Apple sold in 1994 could take 12 low-resolution pictures.

The QuickTake camera, which cost $750, only held eight 640x480-pixel pictures. It was discontinued in 1997.

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Apple introduced the first mobile phone with video calling in 2010.

Both NEC and Motorola offered video calling as early as 2003.

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