1) On July 26, 2019, Apple acquired Intel’s modem chip business for $1 billion. Therefore, from the next iPhone model, it is expected to use a modem chip manufactured in-house.
2) Apple acquired Beats, a music accessory and streaming company, around 2014, and placed it as a subsidiary brand.
3) With the exception of the Apple Watch, the on-screen time of all products featured in the promotion is fixed at 9:41 AM. There is a hidden anecdote here, and when the first generation of iPhone was announced, the time was set to release the iPhone around 40 minutes after the keynote. This was to synchronize the time on the screen on the stage and the wristwatches of the audience, but as we were rehearsing, we could not keep it on time and it was delayed by 1 or 2 minutes. So it was just delayed by one minute and set it to 9:41, which has been used until now.
4) Apple is well known for being very secrecy when it comes to new product launches. Apple founder Steve Jobs valued surprises when launching new products, and there is an analysis that this has led to secrecy. Apple is famous for demanding a vicious level of confidentiality agreement from its partners. Failure to do so may result in a merciless penalty or termination of the contract.
5) Although most of Apple’s products are manufactured by contract manufacturers in Taiwan and China, it is not well-known, but Apple also has some directly-managed factories to manufacture its products. There is a small factory in Cork, Ireland that makes custom iMacs.