Apple Stores’ biggest fan shined a light on the little people


Gary Allen with his son, Devin, at a Beijing Apple Store in 2008.
Gary Allen with his son, Devin, at a Beijing Apple Store in 2008.
Photo: Devin Allen

Cult of Mac 2.0 bugTim Cook, Jony Ive and Apple’s legendary Steves earned their loyal followings.

Writer Gary Allen made sure the foot soldiers — Apple retail workers and even the carpenters who made display tables for Apple Stores — got props for their contributions to Cupertino by way of Allen’s now-defunct website ifo Apple Store.

In doing so, Allen left his own thankful and devoted followers saddened when he passed away last fall from brain cancer.

Steve Jobs’ legacy lives on thanks to Apple fans’ tattoos


A kind of love that goes skin-deep.
A kind of love that goes skin-deep.
Photo: CC

Steve Jobs had a way of getting under people’s skin. Still does, if you consider the growing number of Apple fans who have had his iconic face or some other Jobs tribute tattooed onto their skin.

Today we celebrate what would have been the Apple co-founder’s 61st birthday by looking at body art inspired by the pioneer of personal computing.

This adorable 2-year-old is the cutest Pirate of Silicon Valley ever

Y'argh, me mateys. Talk about a true Apple fan.
Y'argh, me mateys. Talk about a true Apple fan.
Photo: Geoff Grubb

Many babies these days have to wear an eyepatch to correct vision problems. That’s why the two-year old girl above, Layla Grubb, is wearing the best eyepatch ever: an ’80’s style Apple logo, pasted over her left eye. Talk about a Pirate of Silicon Valley!

Screw You, Samsung! Apple Fan Celebrates Court Victory With This Enormous Gelato Cake


Domenico Panacea is an Italian Apple fan whose brand loyalty impresses even us – he first got on Cult of Mac’s radar when he spent about $1,300 for an LED Apple logo shirt.

To celebrate Apple’s court victory over Samsung, Panacea, a doctor by profession, was so excited that he immediately ordered up this yummy gelato cake, deeming it a toothsome tribute to the verdict.

CoM Readers Spice Up Halloween With Apple Themed Costumes & Pumpkins [Gallery]



The most wonderful time of the year isn’t Christmas, it’s Halloween. No other day on the calendar gives you an excuse to dress up like Han Solo and go out on the prowl in search of the sexiest version of Princess Leia you can find. A lot of our readers decided to celebrate Halloween with a tribute to their favorite computer company, so we asked our Twitter followers to tweet us pics their Apple inspired Halloween costumes and jack o’-lanterns.

If you have a picture of your Apple themed costume or jack o’ lantern and would like for us to include it in the gallery, tweet it over to us @cultofmac

Here are some of the best pictures from last night: