Apple is far from the tech industry underdog it once was. The world's second-largest information technology company, the second-largest mobile phone maker and often cited as the most valuable brand in the world, Apple is a true giant of the tech world. First established in 1976 in order to sell the Apple I personal computer kit, Apple has humble origins. The company had modest success with the Apple I and Apple II computers, but it was with the Macintosh that Apple first found mainstream success. The early 1990s saw a rapid decline for Apple's fortunes, thanks to a number of product failures and unrealistic market forecasts. It wasn't until the 00s that Apple returned to profitability, with the introduction of Mac OS X, the iPod and the iPhone. This list takes a look at 11 things you probably didn't know about Apple. From lesser-known stories from the company's early days to bizarre choices that thankfully never came to fruition, these entries just might change how you think about the tech giants.