The notion of apple to be a forbidden fruit has been a source of debate throughout the age. Questionably, apple has changed the world, although this claim may still not accurate. The story is explained and evolved from the initial existence of mankind began on earth and relationship to God. Then a fruit that become an influence of a great scientific theory, until become a telecommunication brand that change the way people communicate. Therefore, the dispute of its verity is remarkably obligatory to be discussed and clarified.

  1. Adam and Eve

adam and eve
The story of Adam and Eve is one of the most well-known story told in various Holy Scriptures; mainly in The Al-Quran, The Bible and The Torah. Although some important main beliefs are diverge.

But did Adam and Eve really eat an apple from the forbidden tree? And why human thought it was an apple?

It is impossible to say it was an apple. None of those Holy Scriptures explicitly says that it was an apple. There is also no confirmation of what particular tree it was. The story is loaded with symbolic representation that we could have been misinterpreted.

However, the most plausible explanation of this confusion is that the apple idea may be due to the similarity of the two words in the Latin translation of the Bible. The word evil on the tree’s name in Latin is mali (Genesis 2:17), and the word apple in other places is mala (Proverbs 25:11) or malum (Song of Salomon 2:3).

After all, the story did give an essential lesson for mankind. It demonstrated human free will and depicted Satan is the real enemy to mankind. If God only gave them the good path choice means that would not be a choice at all.

2. Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton describes the theory of gravitation, the three laws of motion and the field of optics

Sir Isaac Newton is considered as one of the most influential scientist we ever know today.

We are also familiar with his anecdote in the history of science in the past 250 years, while complete with embellishments and twists of historical facts.

But what evidence is there that Newton was really inspired by a falling apple? Unfortunately, he never mentioned the apple in any of his own journals and notebooks, and there is no explicit evidence to suggest that the apple hit him on the head.

One of the most notable revelations and strongest evidence for Newton’s apple come from William Stukeley, published in 1752, a quarter centuries after Newton’s death, who published Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton’s life.

“Newton cleverly honed this anecdote over time…The story was certainly true, but let’s says it got better with the telling. The story of the apple fitted with the idea of an Earth-shaped object being attracted to the Earth. It also had a resonance with the Biblical account of the tree of knowledge, and Newton was known to have extreme religious views”. Mr Keith Moore.

Therefore, the Newton apple’s story may be just  a myth and he used it as an example to explain his theory. Arguably, many of his invention had great influence of the works of Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen). Perhaps, we would never know the full truth behind Newton’s apple. After all, Newton went on to develop his theory of gravity in the end.

3. Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, a visionary behind the success of Apple Macintosh. These inventions changed the way we communicate and how we access information.

But why did he choose an apple as the logo?

Arguably, the main reason for its design and product are its simplicity, beauty, appealing design, and great performance in mind. Steve jobs think differently, and he thinks to change the world through technology.

What was the story behind it? Is there any connection with the forbidden tree?


First apple logo, designed by Ronald Wayne in 1976
First apple logo, designed by Ronald Wayne in 1976

Its featured depicts Newton is sitting under an apple tree; Inspired by a quotation by William Wordsworth that was also engraved into the logo that said: “Newton…A mind forever voyaging through strange seas of thought…Alone”

And other theories mention the connection to the idea of Adam and Eve story of the forbidden tree. Surely, Steve Jobs may have well-aware on this idea.

The rainbow apple, the second logo designed by Robert Janoff.
The rainbow apple, the second logo designed by Robert Janoff.

The second logo of Apple, designed by Robert Janoff

The logo was arguably tribute to Alan Turning, considered by many to be the father of the modern computer. A brilliant and closeted mathematician who killed himself by biting into an apple he’d laced with cyanide.

“One of the deep mysteries to me is our logo, the symbol of lust and knowledge, bitten into, all crossed with the colors of the rainbow in the wrong order. You couldn’t dream of a more appropriate logo: lust, knowledge, hope and anarchy”.

Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, then he replaced the multicolored logo with a more modern monochromatic look. However, he did not change the shape from its original. As a result, Apple’s logo becomes one of the most recognizable logos in the world today.

Apple logo from 1976 until present
Apple logo from 1976 until present







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