Cnet reporter Eric Mack reported extreme believers of Orthodox Christianity asserted Apple’s logo symbolizes the original sin of Adam and Eve in the Bible. According to reports that circulated around, some Orthodox Christians covered up the logo and even replaced it with an image of cross.
Several tech analysts downplayed the report Apple’s logo is insensitive to religion because the iconic sign was actually inspired by the piece of fruit that landed on the head of English scientist and mathematician Isaac Newton.
The reaction is more likely caused by the sensitivity of Orthodox Christianity over what is called perceived threats to the influence of the church, which seeks to pacify any signs of ‘perceived disrespect.’
Apparently, the Russian parliament is taking this sensitive issue into consideration and reportedly planning to come up with new anti-blasphemy laws that could halt Apple from selling products with its logo in Russia.
Despite the looming legal war to keep its logo on their products in Russia, Apple will have allies in the country in the presence of Russian political party Yabloko, who has been an actively against the efforts to build a “clerical-police state.” Ironically, the name Yabloko means apple in Russia.
In other related news, Apple has already submitted paperwork with the European Trademark office for exclusive usage of the iconic green apple used by legendary band: the Beatles.
Following the 2007 settlement between the Apple and Apple Corps, the American tech giants had also filed trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that proved the company’s rights to use the Apple Corps Granny Smith logo and also cross-sections of the fruit photo as part of its business.