- Apple Electronics was the tech division of the Beatles-owned record label which was founded in 1968
- Greek engineer Alexis Mardas was a Beatles associate and was hired in to invent and market products
- Here, MailOnline takes a look at some of Mardas’ wackiest and most futuristic inventions while at Apple
Say the word Apple today and we think of Steve Jobs’ multi-billion-dollar technology company that spawned the iPhone and the Mac computer.
But a decade before the California-based firm was even founded, the Beatles-owned company Apple Electronics was working on several pioneering inventions – some of which were precursors to commonly available products on the market today.
Apple Electronics was led by Alexis Mardas, a young electronics engineer and inventor originally from Athens in Greece, known to the Beatles as Magic Alex.