The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Celebrating 30 Years, Apple Unveils New Logo

Celebrating 30 Years, Apple Unveils New Logo

by , 8:15 AM EST, April 1st, 2006

Apple Computer announced Saturday a new logo in celebration of its 30th birthday, a logo that captures the essence of both the company's longstanding corporate imagery, as well as the spirit of a birthday party. "What better way to move forward into the next 30 years than by evoking the power of one of our most cherished times, birthdays," said Apple CEO Steve Jobs in a statement.

"We look forward to moving forward under our new corporate identity," said Apple vice president Phil Schiller in a statement. "This gives us the opportunity to start our marketing off with a clean slate."

Apple Computer was officially incorporated on April 1st, 1976, 30 years ago today. Based in part on comments from Steve Jobs at January's Macworld Expo in San Francisco, many have expected some form of celebration from Apple, though a high percentage of them expected it to be in the form of a new iPod, Mac, or perhaps a new flagship service.

The company's move to unveil a new corporate logo to replace one of the most successful logos in the history of corporate America therefore came as a surprise, albeit a pleasant surprise to most.

Contacted by The Mac Observer for his opinion, former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée expressed his enthusiasm for the new look, saying, "Their new logo eclispes even the power and majesty of the old one," said Jean-Louis Gassée. "Hope, lust, and birthday cakes...what more could you want?"


Happy birthday, Apple!

Recent Headlines - Updated July 28th

Mon,12:40 PM
Three Ways to Protect your Apple Watch (and One Way Not To)
Mon,10:42 PM
Google Brings Higher Resolution Satellite Imagery to Google Earth and Maps
9:10 PM
Google Bloks Will Offer Kids Hands-On, Collaborative Programming Concepts
8:44 PM
PRE-SALE: The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course at $29
5:15 PM
Game Foul: Ford Dealership Steals Firewatch Art
5:04 PM
TMO Background Mode: Interview With Symply Co-founder and President Alex Grossman
3:20 PM
iPhone 7 Sans Headphone Jack: The Debate Continues
1:58 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-27: AAPL, Brexit, Google Blocks
11:58 AM
Google Ready to Try Apple’s Tactics with New Smartphone
9:33 AM
Apple gets its Rainbow on for SF Pride Parade
Sun,12:18 PM
MGG 611: Troubleshoot & Resolve Your Mac & Apple Issues
Fri,7:00 PM
Apple Kills the Thunderbolt Display - Will the Mac Pro Be Next?
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!