FORTUNE -- Steve Jobs didn't like to borrow money. For the nearly 15 years he ran Apple (AAPL) as CEO -- interim or otherwise -- the company was debt-free and, for the last half-dozen years, cash rich.
But Jobs loved superlatives and nice round numbers with lots of zeroes, and there was much he might have liked about Apple's first venture into the capital markets in at least 17 years.
Tuesday's bond offering by the numbers:
UPDATE: The details of the offering, via Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg.
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