Apple today celebrated the company's 40th anniversary in Singapore, which was just 16 years old when Apple first opened its first office there in 1981.
In a press release, Apple hailed its Asia-Pacific base as a globally recognized innovation and know-how center dedicated to embracing a "high-tech vision for the future."
According to Apple, the Singapore hosts more than 3.500 members of the Apple team representing more than 50 nationalities and the company supports more than 55.000 jobs in the country.
Singapore also has five Apple Distinguished Schools, where teachers are Apple Certified Teachers, trained in basic skills for iPad and Mac, while students learn basic Swift coding as part of their core curriculum.
In 2020, Apple partnered with Singapore's healthcare system to launch LumiHealth, a personalized program to encourage healthy activity using the Apple Watch and iPhone. It was also the first company in the country to operate with 100% renewable energy sources.
Last year, Apple opened the Marina Bay Sands retail store in Singapore, which has a unique design, unlike any other Apple store and is waterproof.
Also today, Tim Cook CEO gave an interview to a local radio station to celebrate the company's 40th anniversary and explained that his first job at Apple was to visit the Singapore production line for the "original translucent iMac". Cook also revealed that the first Apple product he used was the Apple II when he was studying at Auburn University.
Source of information: macrumors.com