who took the bite out of the apple?

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  1. applecrag macrumors regular

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    i was just wondering what the bite in the apple on the apple logo meant. is there any story behind it? it would look just as cool if the apple was whole... sorry if this question has been posted already.
     
  2. Verto macrumors 6502a

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  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Eating from the tree of knowledge, or they cut the worm out of the Apple.
     
  4. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    The apple has a "byte" taken out of it... To represent computers... Macintosh is a name of an apple (I think, or something close)...

    Thats the story...
     
  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    We should make long stories about this , i would but i need to finsh my school work perhaps if i get some free time. For now

    Long ago when Jobs was looking for an apple logo he got an apple and told an artist to draw this in 1D the artist said "ok", when the artist was drawing it for Jobs he got hugry so he took a bite then he finished the drawing of the apple with a bite in the apple. He gave it to Jobs he looked a Jobs and Jobs look at him. Jobs looked like he was going to yell at the artist for changing the look of the apple and drawing it different( and eatting Jobs' apple). Jobs look at him and smiled and said " i like it, you were a 'Think Different' mode" And that my friends is the story of are apple logo :)
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    But blaskillet4, the Macintosh came a fair while after the Apple logo, right? Still, I'm pretty sure you're right, it's byte out of an Apple. :)
     
  7. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    Yes, you're right. The Macintosh is a type of apple. Also the Newton was named for Sir Isaac Newton, who, as stories go, came up with the idea of gravity when an apple fell on his head.
     
  8. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Hmm... I forgot which magazine I read it in, but there was an article on the creator of the apple logo. I think it was Sync, or Macworld...
     
  9. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    this is random but I was reading in an IEEE Spectrum magazine and there was an article about this guy who reminded me of forest gump. He was involved in a lot of creations but isn't well known. He worked for xerox developing a newton like device, went to apple where they made the newton and messed it up, I think it said he also invent copy and paste, gave the idea for the 1 button mouse, and the idea of having the menu thing at the top of the screen. He also worked for Yahooo and Amazon.com doing things.
     
  10. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    A Macintosh is a not a type of apple. A McIntosh is... :rolleyes:
     
  11. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    "In early 1977, Jobs hired Regis McKenna Advertising, which defined a new logo and logotype.... Rob Janoff started with a black and white silhouette of an apple, but felt something was missing. ' I wanted to simplify the shape of an apple, and by taking a bite-a byte right? - out of the side, it prevented the apple from looking like a cherry tomato.' "

    From Apple Confidential 2.0
     
  12. Guitarius macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer Fuji's, but Pink Ladies are a close second.
     
  13. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    I always though it was to represent the death of Alan Turing who allegedly committed suicide with a poisoned apple.

    Could be an urban myth, but I like it.
     
  14. skunk macrumors G4

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    That's the one I heard, too.
     
  15. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    McIntosh is also a fine maker of really high end take out a mortgage to afford them home theatre products! http://www.mcintoshlabs.com/ :D

    Ed
     
  16. Peyote macrumors 6502a

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    Fuji's are ok, but Braeburn is the best!
     
  17. highres macrumors 6502a

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    Fuji's and Gala's are the best IMO...They make the best juice too...
     
  18. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    That's what I heard
     
  19. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Apple Computer (the company) came before Macintosh (the computer). Apple's logo has evolved, but has always been an apple. The name Macintosh (based on McIntosh) was clever, but doesn't have a separate logo. Mac OS, however, has used the multi-smile-face graphic and the X as logos. You might consider the original start-up graphics (smilie Mac and sad Mac) to be logos too, I suppose.
     
  20. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing
     
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    Amen!
     
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    HAHA! you deserve something big and expensive
     

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