Why is it called Apple??

in General Discussion edited January 2014
This might be a stupid question...

but why is it called Apple???

I haven't found an answer yet...

Does anyone know a reason for the name Apple??

A forbidden fruit ... of the pc users?? :/


  • Reply 1 of 8
    I heard it was named Apple because Jobs worked in an Apple orchard at some time as a kid.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    That's it.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    According to apple-history.com:

    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.

  • Reply 4 of 8
    macsrgood4umacsrgood4u Posts: 3,007member
    Because "rutabaga" wasn't available?1?
  • Reply 5 of 8
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member

    i guess "Micro soft" was invented then by Gates' girlfriend..

    Anyway .. Apple is sexy.. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> anything micro or soft isn't..
  • Reply 6 of 8
    rodukroduk Posts: 706member
    There is a story that the Apple logo is in honour of a man (I forget his name) who made some important breakthroughs in the development of an early mechanical caculating machine (or something similar). The story goes he was performing some experiments involving arsenic which got onto his hands. He picked up an apple in the lab and took a bite out of it, swallowing some arsenic and killing himself.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    zapchudzapchud Posts: 844member
    [quote]Originally posted by Mulattabianca:


    i guess "Micro soft" was invented then by Gates' girlfriend..</strong><hr></blockquote>

    No, I think it was the first whore he had, Gates has never had a real girlfriend
  • Reply 8 of 8
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    [quote]Originally posted by r-0X#Zapchud:


    No, I think it was the first whore he had, Gates has never had a real girlfriend </strong><hr></blockquote>

    Logical when you are micro and soft ...
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