iPhone Fact Of The Day – Logo edition

Apple’s first logo was designed by a guy named Ron Wayne, and depicts Sir Isaac Newton sitting under an apple tree.

 

It was almost immediately replaced by Rob Janoff’s ‘Rainbow Apple. The logo was apparently designed with a bite taken out of it so that it wouldn’t be confused with a cherry, and the colored stripes were to make the logo more accessible and to represent the fact that the Apple II computer could generate graphics in color.

 

There is a myth that the Apple logo with a bite taken out of it is a reference to the ‘father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence’  Alan Turing, and what is thought to be  his method of suicide- eating an apple with a lethal dose of cyanide in it. This myth has lingered, although both Janoff and Apple deny any homage to Turing in the design of the logo.

 

On August 27, 1999 Apple officially dropped the rainbow scheme and began to use monochromatic themes. An Aqua-themed version of the monochrome logo was used from 1999 to 2003, and a Glass-themed version was used from 2007 to 2013. With the release of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks in fall of 2013, the logo now appears flat and white with no glossy effects.

 

So there you have it! Bet you didn’t know you were gonna learn THAT today, huh!