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People confused after Jamie Laing claims to know real reason behind the Apple logo

Olivia Burke

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People confused after Jamie Laing claims to know real reason behind the Apple logo

Jamie Laing is back with another riveting origin theory, but this time he's discussing the story behind the iconic Apple logo.

The Made In Chelsea star thought he had discovered where the word 'posh' came from last week, only for Countdown's Susie Dent to debunk his theory.

But God loves a trier - and Jamie isn't giving up on his side hustle as a history teacher just yet.

The podcast host recently took to TikTok to try and educate his followers on how Steve Jobs came up with Apple's emblem.

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Check out the video here:

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You know the one - an apple with a small bite taken out of it - but it wasn't Snow White who supposedly inspired it.

Jamie described the revelation as 'one of the most incredible, amazing stories, facts, rumours' he had ever heard.

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According to Candy Kittens founder, the iconic logo was inspired by none other than Alan Turing - the godfather of computer science and an LGBTQIA+ icon.

Jamie Laing shared an incredible theory about the origin of the Apple logo. Credit: TikTok/@jamielaing
Jamie Laing shared an incredible theory about the origin of the Apple logo. Credit: TikTok/@jamielaing

Turing was tragically found dead at his home in Manchester in June 1954, with a half-eaten apple laying beside his bed.

"The way that he did that is he injected an apple with cyanide and then took a bite out of it," Jamie said.

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"And when they found him, next to his body was an apple with a bite out of it.

"And that's why Steve Jobs made the logo with an apple with a bite out of it, in respect of Alan Turing who invented one of the first computers," he added.

"Now, if that story is true, that is one of the greatest things I've ever heard. Alan Turing is a complete legend."

Although the story is certainly heart-warming, it has sadly already been debunked - Jamie really needs to double check his sources.

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He said the story was one of the most 'amazing' things he had ever heard. Credit: TikTok/@jamielaing
He said the story was one of the most 'amazing' things he had ever heard. Credit: TikTok/@jamielaing

TikTok users were left confused by the revelation and took to the comment section to share their own theories.

One said: "I thought the bite out of the apple represented a Byte?"

Another wrote: "I always thought it was because of forbidden fruit. The serpent who convinced Adam and Eve to eat the forbidden fruit. Thought it was a mad homage to that."

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Someone else chimed in: "Is it not an Isaac Newton reference?"

A fourth frustrated user added: "So there's ten different reasons in the comments. Which is the actual one?!"

But don't worry, we can put your mind at ease.

The designer who created the Apple logo, Rob Janoff, explained that the bite out of the apple was actually to help people recognise what fruit it was.

He said in 2009: "I’m afraid it didn’t have a thing to do with it. It’s a wonderful urban legend.

"When I explain the real reason why I did the bite it’s kind of a let down."

Steve Jobs himself also revealed that the logo was not a tribute to Turing during a chat with Stephen Fry, but added: "God, we wish it were."

So do we Steve, so do we.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/Jamielaing

Topics: Apple, Celebrity, History, TikTok, Weird

Olivia Burke
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