Today in Apple history: ‘Here’s to the crazy ones…’


"Think Different" launched on this day in 1997.
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Sept28September 28, 1997: Apple debuts its iconic “Think Different” television commercial, complete with accompanying print ads.

The most famous tagline in Apple history, the line doesn’t just articulate how Apple is different from other computer companies — but also how Apple under the leadership of Steve Jobs will differ from the floundering, money-losing Apple of the earlier 1990s.

Today in Apple history: It’s time to ‘Think Different’


Remember this iconic slogan?
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August 8August 8, 1997: At Macworld Expo, Steve Jobs introduces the world to Apple’s newest slogan, “think different” — reassuring fans that Apple is exiting its mid-1990s dark age and once again making products customers are going to love.

And, you know, kickstarting Apple’s most iconic ad campaign since the original “1984” Macintosh advert.

Vote different? John McAfee ‘borrows’ from Apple in presidential bid


John McAfee at DefCon 2014.
Here's to the crazy ones...
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Having developed the world’s first commercial antivirus software, John McAfee now wants to clean the malware out of politics — and he’s using one of Apple’s most iconic advertising mantras to do so.

Libertarian presidential candidate McAfee’s new ad encourages American citizens to “Vote Different,” and uses the same verbiage as Apple’s famous “Think Different” ads from 1997. But it features footage of figures like Ron Paul, Aaron Schwartz, Jeffrey Tucker, Peter Thiel and Elon Musk instead of the historical figures in Apple’s ad.

Is it enough to take him into the White House? Check it out below to make up your own mind!

Apple keeps ‘Think Different’ slogan alive with renewed trademark


Still crazy after all these years!
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It’s been many years since Apple last used its famous “Think Different” advertising slogan, which accompanied the company’s ads from soon after Jobs’ return in 1997 until the launch of the iMac G4 in 2002.

Almost a decade-and-a-half later, however, Apple’s not content to let the trademark lapse on its iconic mantra: this month updating it for the first time since 2009 with a new European Patent and Trademark Office filing.

Take a virtual tour of (half of) Tim Cook’s office


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Tim Cook's office has more Easter eggs than a Marvel movie.
Photo: ABC News/"World News Tonight with David Muir"

We don’t know if Apple head Tim Cook’s office got a good going-over before ABC News stopped by last night, but we like to think that it’s always that tidy.

The CEO appeared on World News Tonight to discuss privacy and the company’s ongoing conflict with the FBI, but it was significant for another reason. And both Cook and anchor David Muir couldn’t help but point it out.

“Thanks for having us in your office,” Muir said. “I don’t think we’ve ever done an interview in your office before.”

“I’m not sure I’ve ever done an interview in the office,” Cook replied.

So what does the head of Apple keep handy when he’s hard at work? A lot of cool stuff, actually.