The Fourth is strong with these Apple Star Wars mashups

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Apple and Star Wars: A match made in a galaxy far, far away?
Apple and Star Wars: A match made in a galaxy far, far away?

Apple and Star Wars are forces to be reckoned with. These two cultural powerhouses deliver endless entertainment and inspire extreme fandom.

Mash the two of them together and you’ve got the technocultural equivalent of an atom smasher. Or a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Or something.

Anyway, to mark unofficial Jedi holiday May the 4th, we’ve rounded up our favorite Apple-Star Wars mashups, from great visual puns to Jony Ive-inspired concept art. (Note: Apple is celebrating May the 4th with a big sale on Mac and iOS Star Wars games.)

Apple takes BB-8 for a spin

The iDroid's iPhone 6-like styling is complemented by a light-up Apple logo. Photo: Martin Hajek
Star Wars: The Force Awakens droid BB-8 gets a Jony Ive-style makeover. Photo: Martin Hajek

Concept artist Martin Hajek seems to like Star Wars almost as much as he does Apple. He recently reskinned BB-8, the adorable new droid from upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in Apple colors: space gray, silver and gold.

iSaber

This is what an Apple lightsaber would look like. Photo: Martin Hajek
This is what an Apple lightsaber would look like. Photo: Martin Hajek

BB-8 wasn’t Hajek’s first time at the Apple-Star Wars space rodeo. He previously dreamed up this iSaber lightsaber, which shows what the Jedi weapon would look like if it was designed in California.

Jedi Jony Ive

Twitter wag @JonyIveParody tweeted this image of Apple’s design guru in Jedi robes.

Think Dark Side

The classic Apple tagline "Think different" takes on an ominous meaning.
The classic Apple tagline “Think different” takes on an ominous meaning.

Apple Death Star

The iconic Death Star image gets remade in Cupertino's honor.
The iconic Death Star image gets remade in Cupertino’s honor.
Another Apple Death Star wallpaper. Photo: HDW
Another Apple Death Star wallpaper. Photo: HDW

iFighter

Two iPads join to form a TIE fighter in the iFighter concept art. Photo: sicklizard/DeviantArt
Two iPads join to form a TIE fighter in the iFighter concept art. Photo: sicklizard/DeviantArt

Star Wars decals

The Sith lord becomes a stick-on lord. Photo: StickMyMac/Etsy
The Sith lord becomes a stick-on lord. Photo: StickMyMac/Etsy

Some Apple fans love to turn the glowing logo on the back of their MacBooks into Star Wars statements.

There's an Apple in the belly of this beastly Star Wars  walker. Photo: DecalOnTop/Etsy
There’s an Apple in the belly of this beastly Star Wars walker. Photo: DecalOnTop/Etsy

iPod ad parodies

Not sure who whipped up these inventive iPod ad parodies, but we love them.
Not sure who whipped up these inventive iPod ad parodies, but we love them.