The Story Behind The Bite In Apple's Logo

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by hardworkingjoe, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. hardworkingjoe macrumors newbie

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    I always thought it was a tribute to Alan Turing, or a reference to Adam and Eve or Newton. Apparently it's not that deep.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    They just needed it to look obviously like an apple and not a different fruit if I recall correctly?
     
  3. Gravydog316 macrumors 6502

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    There was a vid with Steve Jobs driving around & was at the apple orchard where he came up with the idea to call it Apple... i think it was in Oregon (?)
    & he was talking about the logo designs & all his plans & drawings for products & stuff.

    might be online somewhere, it was pretty cool, as i remember
    (but i am a big nerd for stuff like that haha)
     
  4. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    I choose to believe its "just an Apple logo, with no previous origins". Everything seems to stem from some sort of origin nowdays, but why does there need to be one?
     
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    Gravydog316 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah... an unbitten Apple looks (kinda) like a cherry

    [​IMG]
    (plus they had the old Isaac Newton image they used first)
     
  6. cosmichobo macrumors 6502

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    Wasn't it to differentiate the logo from Apple Records? Whom they had to make, then later broke, a deal with regarding keeping out of Music...
     
  7. Gravydog316 macrumors 6502

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    No,
    Apple Records sued for copyright for using the name (& maybe the logo too, I dunno,)
    & Apple Computer paid them $80,000 in 1981,
    & Apple Computer had to stay out of the music business,
    the around 2012, Apple Computer bought the Apple Records logo & they trademarked stuff for Apple Music & games & software in Europe.
     
  8. whooleytoo macrumors 604

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    Wasn't the Sosumi sound a reference to the ongoing legal dispute between the two?

    (Also, see my sig for how the Mac name came about..) :)
     

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