Apple’s Apples… Talk About Geek Fruit

Posted on December 4, 2008

I have known for years that the iPhone was extremely popular in Japan, especially with the number of requests I got from friends asking me to send them one.

However, one very avid Apple fan, decided to show his love for the iPod and Apple in a different way.

An owner of a Fuji apple orchard printed up custom stickers of iPods and the Apple logo. He then put the stickers on his Fuji apples while they were still young and on the trees.

A month later after the apples had matured, he removed the stickers.

As you can see the lack of sun reaching the apple cause them to keep the stickers original design.

No word as to what was done with the box of Geek Apples, but they did say they were quite delicious.


Sun Tzu has spent about 7 years in Asia traveling through Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. A true fan of everything that is weird and strange, he decides in the end what is displayed and published on this site. Sun has previous experience writing for numerous print mags such as XLR8R, URB, and Movement Magazine.

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84 thoughts on “Apple’s Apples… Talk About Geek Fruit

        1. rs

          why would apple sue him for promoting their product? usually companies sue when it hurts their business, not helps it… dumba$$

  1. Nacho

    Brand name infatuation is a lot different than being a “geek.”

    Loving Apple is like the farthest thing from being a “geek” there is.

    A monopolistic, lawsuit happy, DRM loving, proprietary-hardware-making computer company is pretty much the anti-geek.

    1. maya

      dude. chill. “geek” isn’t a proprietary term–doesn’t belong to apple, doesn’t belong to you.

      doesn’t belong to boing boing, either. ;) if apple fans want to get their geek on, i say let them.

  2. DreamTheEndless

    Too bad he didn’t have an orchard of McIntosh apples… (No – that’s not a misspelling – that’s how you spell the name of the fruit that the computer is named for.)

  3. zayzayem

    What if the apples turn out to be toxic?

    It could also be seen that the apple-grower is cashing in on the popularity/fame of the apple trademrk to sell his products.

  4. ranJan

    Personally i dont’ like eating apples, yet I’d consider one like these.
    Putting them on ebay would be a good idea, and apple doesnt’ lawsuits abt each and evythn cmon.

  5. Bob Slefty

    you’ve known for “years” that the iphone was extremely popular in Japan?

    um… since the iphone only came on the market last year, your knowing for years would seem to be what… poetic licence at best?

    and you know… it’s NOT extremely popular in Japan. its high price compared with local alternatives which offer considerably more advanced options means that it’s not taking off there as it has in other parts of the world…

    sensationalist writing is fine but at least make *some* effort to have your work contain a modicum of truth.

    1. plombier paris 20eme

      No one can succeed without any hard work. Karl Max was successful, because he spent more than 30 years writing the book "Communist Manifesto"; Tomas Edison succeeded, because he had experimented thousands of times to find the best material for lights. Every success calls for hard work. If you want to suc-ceed, work hard first.

  6. gds

    Apple would sue him for using their logo without their premission. Plus if he’s selling them for his profit, with their logo is illeagal.

  7. Reality Check

    What the?? Apple Corp should sue this guy?? How about MOTHER EARTH suing Steve Jobs for ripping off one of her most beautiful fruits?

    Putting the logo of a corporation, which was borrowed from a fruit, BACK on that fruit, is called bastardization.

  8. jaime

    OMG if i still lived in Connecticut i could do that cuz there was an apple tree near the park. But i haven’t heared of any apple trees in Texas… too bad… :(

  9. MadDog

    if anything, apple should pay him money to sell those because it’s like advertisement on food, suing him would be counter productive, then again it is apple, everything they have is counter productive

  10. One touch

    Wow, that looks absolutely delicious! Great post, you did such a nice job presenting the pictures too…I am definitely going to have to try that recipe this weekend!

  11. Marie

    … that's not how the coloring on apples works.
    Sunlight isn't what gives apples their red coloring.
    Putting a sticker on an apple isn't going to inhibit the chromoplasts within the fruit.

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    My source was vague. I just checked with two of them – apparently they made sure to say the iPhone 3GS would go ON SALE today, but nothing about having it in your hand today. You can purchase the iPhone 3GS, right now, at the Apple Store online. Oh well – at least it’s just a week and a half away. wink

  13. Nike sport shoes

    Probably on Monday what we would have is a presentation of the model, available on sales few weeks after, and reductions on price for iPhone 3G from the very Monday.
    As per the pics, as fx writes, they are probably fake: No sense to have OS2 operating in a new iPhone.

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    Amazing too see this can, what time does it take, like a few weeks. Original and very cool!

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