It’s apple season. Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji, Braeburn, Empire, Winesap and more. Something to suit every preference: sweet to sour, soft to hard. I like mine crispy and crunchy. I’ll grab a few apples when I head out the door, tossing them into my purse or the car. Unlike summer peaches and plums, apples don’t become mushy and can be eaten without a mess.
It’s also Apple season. The company’s latest offerings, two less expensive iPhones, have been declared overnight sensations, with people camping out to buy one.
I recently saw the movie, Jobs, and immediately had to read the Walter Isaacson biography about Apple founder, Steve Jobs. The movie takes us up to the late 1990’s. The book, which includes extensive interviews with Jobs, his family, and many Apple employees, brings us to his death in 2011.
As an Apple devotee: I have a MacBook Pro, a MacBook Air for traveling, and the three “i” cousins, Pod, Pad (mini), and Phone, I was fascinated to learn how these products came to be and intrigued by Jobs’ life,1 his eccentric personality and obvious genius. He embodies the spirit of an inventor; committed to pairing technology with design, obsessed with bringing the world instruments that change lives and inspire creativity. It’s an American story; the “Think Different” ad campaign challenges us all to do better.
When I bought the iPhone, having to replace a dying Blackberry, I happily chose the “4,” as it was offered free from my local Verizon store. I may love the products but I’m not staying up all night to get one. And I know I’m not using any of my Apple products to capacity; there’s a lot to learn.
Happy Apple picking! What’s your favorite apple variety? Are you PC or Mac? iPhone or other? What’s on your iPod or iPad?