It’s safe to say that we collectively know enough about the company Apple. So, we engage in conversations to involve that topic. Whenever a post or written material says Apple, we know what to expect. Most importantly, we find ourselves picturing an image in our heads when we hear that word. That is the picture of the half-eaten apple that is the logo of the company. But have you ever wondered why Apple logo is half-eaten? Let’s look at the reason behind it!
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Why Apple Logo Is Half-Eaten?
The logo has been through an evolutionary process and what we see now is the product of that process and the history that went behind it. Rob Janoff, who is the designer of the rainbow-coloured logo of Apple, tells us the two main reasons for the half-eaten Apple logo.
The first reason is quite simple actually. In an interview, he revealed that he kept a bite in the Apple for the scale so that people don’t confuse it with a cherry or a tomato.
The second reason was about relatability. For him, it was an iconic experience to take a bite from an Apple; and it’s something which everyone has experienced so they could understand it profoundly.
Apart from that, people believe that the bite was there to play along with computer buffs; because it was a homophonic word that sounded like a byte. A byte is a unit of digital information that is used in telecommunication and computing.
There had also been many other theories that suggest that it has links to Sir Isaac Newton who discovered gravity while sitting under an apple tree. Others also claim that it might be a reference to Adam and Eve and how the bite of an apple banished them from paradise.
So, as you can see there have been several suggestions and theories about why the Apple logo is half-eaten. But all claims have been denied by Rob Janoff and the real reason has been revealed as mentioned.
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