References to Apple's History Hidden Inside iOS and OS X

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  1. pk7, Jan 10, 2012
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    pk7 macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I came across this the other day and I don't think it's been mentioned - forgive me if it has.

    If you switch on the Debug Console under Safari settings in iOS and you load up a webpage with an HTML tip, you'll notice that the message bubble has something written in it. Here are my screenshots of the easter egg!

    Here is the developer console - note the green message bubbles:
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    And here is the message icon itself zoomed in. I've tried to sharpen it a bit but I hope you can make out what it says:
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    So, what do you think? :D

    There are also references to Jobs and Apple in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion as well. See http://www.machackpc.com/mac-os-x-lions-all-my-files-icon-contains-hidden-tribute-to-steve-jobs/ to see what I mean.

    Enjoy!
     

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  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    That, is one of the reasons I really admire Apple. Sometimes the littlest things are the most interesting. I really love the almost child like mentality behind putting in these tiny quotes, they're so meta it's awesome.
     
  3. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Here's to the crazy ones...
     
  5. dotme macrumors 6502a

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  6. TonyL08 macrumors regular

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    It's there in 3.1.3 on my original iPhone as well.
     
  7. The General macrumors 601

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  8. 306Designs macrumors member

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    That's awesome. Was this added for 5.0 or just since an update?
     
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  10. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Why's this a tribute? Not only did he not come up with that phrase, he didn't even like it.
     
  11. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    I restored my phone the other day and when I was adding my details one of the email fields was already filled in with steve@jobsrip.com or something very similar to that. I'd forgotten till now
     
  12. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yep.

    It's an awesome easter egg hinting at Apple's past, but it's not a Steve Jobs tribute.
     
  13. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    That's cool, but has nothing to do with jobs.
     
  14. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I was wondering what that had to do with Steve as well but just thought I was missing something.
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think the pharse was used in celebration of SJ after he died, but as noted, it dates back to the start of the Think Different campaign.
     
  16. pk7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry if I misled anyone - I guess I was just inclined to believe that it referenced Steve in light of his death. I changed the thread title, hopefully that helps.

    Sorry again. I hope you've enjoyed the finds though!

    All the best.
     

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