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'''Fruit Computers''' is a computer and phone manufacturing company in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]. According to their warehouse in [[Port Tudor]], Fruit Computers was established in 1975; one year before its parody, [[wp:Apple_Inc.|Apple]], actually became an independent company. Their logo bears a resemblance to male genitals. The logo's color scheme also parodies the [[wp:Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]] logo color scheme (with the exception of red being changed to orange). The name, Fruit, may come from [[wp:IMac_G3|Apple's iMac]] released in 1998,, which was available in "Flavors," such as Lime and Strawberry.
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'''Fruit Computers''' is a computer and phone manufacturing company in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]. According to their warehouse in [[Port Tudor]], Fruit Computers was established in 1975; one year before its parody, [[wp:Apple_Inc.|Apple]], actually became an independent company. Their logo bears a resemblance to male genitals or even Awesome Face. The logo's color scheme also parodies the [[wp:Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]] logo color scheme (with the exception of red being changed to orange). The name, Fruit, may come from [[wp:IMac_G3|Apple's iMac]] released in 1998,, which was available in "Flavors," such as Lime and Strawberry.
  
 
==Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories==
 
==Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories==

Revision as of 19:27, 9 April 2010

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Fruit Computers logo circa 2008
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Fruit Computers logo circa 1984


Fruit Computers is a computer and phone manufacturing company in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. According to their warehouse in Port Tudor, Fruit Computers was established in 1975; one year before its parody, Apple, actually became an independent company. Their logo bears a resemblance to male genitals or even Awesome Face. The logo's color scheme also parodies the Microsoft Windows logo color scheme (with the exception of red being changed to orange). The name, Fruit, may come from Apple's iMac released in 1998,, which was available in "Flavors," such as Lime and Strawberry.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

In Liberty City Stories, there is a FruitOS user group called "Fruits" (slang for homosexuals) that has a bitter rivalry with the TOS user group called "Tossers" (slang for someone who masturbates excessively). This is a reference to the real-life Windows/OSX user rivalry.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

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Fruit LC Advertisement in Vice City
In Vice City Stories there is a computer called the Fruit LC, a parody of the Apple III, however the name is inspired by the Apple Macintosh LC. The design of the computer is slightly reminiscent of the Commodore PET computer; having the keyboard, computer and monitor all in one casing. According to in-game dialog on Wave 103, the Fruit LC may operate with BASIC programming. Adam First mentions he has finally managed to program a flying triangle that explodes into pixels on the screen. The in-game commercial parodies Apple's "1984" commercial by toying with the nature of the book "1984" where everyone is under control, while this computer will set them free from control, whilst giving them freedom. The "BYE" displayed on the Fruit LC's screen is a stab at Apple Macintosh's famous "hello" image on advertisements.

Grand Theft Auto IV

In Grand Theft Auto IV there is a Fruit Cocoon (a parody of the Mac Mini) and iFruit Phone (a parody of the iPhone) advertised on their website. The Fruit Cocoon shares the shape of College Humor's "i": a parody of Apple products. The GUI of browser used in all the computers in-game bears some resemblance to the Safari web browser. There is a Fruit Computers building in Port Tudor, Alderney, however the building seems to be abandoned, as the logo is faded. Fruit computers can also be seen advertised in various computer shops throughout the game. On WTF billboards and advertisements, Fruit Computers is one of the musical's sponsors.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

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The FruitOS desktop in the DS rendition of Chinatown Wars. The top taskbar is similar to that found in the Mac OS X operating system.
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The FruitOS desktop in the PSP rendition of Chinatown Wars.
In Chinatown Wars, the player gets a Fruit Laptop in every safehouse (pink in the DS version,black in the PSP remake). The player is not able to go on the internet, but it features multiplayer functions and e-mail. Also, many characters, including Wu Lee have Fruitcomputers.com email accounts.