Apple, Inc. is a consumer electronics, software and personal computer manufacturer, which is widely known for products like the Macintosh computers, iPod, iPhone and iPad. Its former CEO, Steve Jobs, was also one of the founding fathers of Pixar Animation Studios, and its CEO until the studio's acquisition by The Walt Disney Company.
Several allusions to Apple and its products have appeared throughout Pixar films.
References in Pixar films
- The back cover of the magazine Mike Wazowski receives near the end of the movie presents an advertisement for a computer that parodies Apple in a monster style. Its tagline "Think Different" is changed to "Scare Different."
- One of the Piston Cup racers, named Mac iCar, has Apple for sponsor. His racing number is 84, in reference to the year Apple released the Macintosh personal computer.
- In his truck, WALL•E watches Hello, Dolly! on an old iPod.
- The Macintosh start-up sound plays When WALL•E's power is regenerated.
- Apple's MacInTalk software was used to voice AUTO.
- EVE's design was done to be reminiscent of Apple's products. Apple’s designer Jonathan Ive was consulted in the process.
- The computer shown in the end credits bears an uncanny resemblance to an Apple computer.
- The computer Woody and Bonnie's toys use is an iMac running OS X, and they are seen using Apple's web browser Safari.
- Molly has an orange iPod nano.
- Andy has an iTunes window open on his laptop.
- One of the lord's name is Macintosh, which is also the name of Apple's series of computers. However, Macintosh is the name of a real Scottish clan and a type of apple (the fruit), and it remains unconfirmed whether it was an allusion to Apple or not.
- The end credits feature a dedication to Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple and chief executive of Pixar, who died in 2011.
- When Riley's father is talking on the phone, the interface of his phone is the same as the one in some iPhones. There's also Apple, Inc logos in some memory orbs when Joy and Sadness are in the Long Term Memory.
- Cruz Ramirez' portable treadmill makes an iMac startup sound when opened.
- Like in Cars, Apple is one of the racing sponsors in the Piston Cup. It was initially the sponsor of an unnamed veteran racer before he gets replaced by a next-generation racer named J.P. Drive. Once again, both racers have 84 as their racing number.
- The computer Lightning McQueen uses onboard Mack has the characteristic design of an iMac, with the black framing around the screen.
- A 128K Macintosh is briefly seen on a desk in the Land of the Dead.