Dumb question!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by JW8725, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    I was wondering how did apple get its name? Pardon me I just switched!
  2. macrumors newbie

    Steve Jobs had worked during the summer at an apple farm, and admired the Beatles' record label, Apple. He also believed Apples to be the most perfect fruit. He and Steve Wozniak were trying to figure out a name for their new company, and they decided that if they couldn't think of one by the end of the day that was better than Apple, they would choose Apple. They couldn't think of anything better, so on April 1, 1976, Apple Computer, Inc. was born.

    But they needed a logo. The first design included Sir Isaac Newton, a tree and a banner that said "Apple Computer." Jobs decided they needed a less busy logo, one that would signify a brand. The second logo attempt was very similar to the current logo, but without the bite taken out of it. Jobs thought this logo looked too much like an orange. The third attempt was the logo that Apple still uses.
  3. macrumors G3


    ...but it was rainbow colored...
  4. macrumors 68000


    You can also find out more history about Apple here
  5. macrumors regular

    When (and why) did they switch from the rainbow colored apple to the white one? I prefer the white one, but I was just wondering what motivated them...
  6. macrumors 6502a

    wow amazing story! Wonder if microsoft was Bill Gates favourite erm... erm... cola?
  7. macrumors 68040


    Is the official color white? Because, the way I see it at least, the Apple logo is used as solid color without any particular color. Then, of course, you have the "gel" version of the logo that appears on the Apple menu in OS X (more so with Panther).
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Official colors

    When they switched to the solid apple (at the time the iMacs were first being born), there was a list of specific colors that could be used - just like most companies give specs about how their logo is and isn't to be drawn - it kind of reads like a country's flag handbook.

    I believe colors were white, graphite, tangerine, lime, blueberry, strawberry, and grape.

    The "yum" colors.
  9. macrumors member

    well, you learn something new everyday.

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