The story of the Apple Pirate Flag
The idea of this pirate flag came from Steve Capp, a star programmer at Apple who had switched from the Lisa project to the Mac project.
He was inspired by a statement made by Steve Jobs, who said during his internal founding speech of the Macintosh team that all the engineers who were with him should consider themselves as a bunch of pirates. He even said the following phrase: “It’s better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.”
Indeed, at that time, Apple was exploding and becoming more and more bureaucratic. Steve Jobs wanted to keep a rebellious spirit in his company as in the beginning, like rebel pirates looking for freedom.
In April 2016, for Apple’s 40th anniversary, this pirate flag was hoisted in front of the lobby of One Infinite Loop !
Details of Apple Skull and Crossbones Pirate Flag
- Jolly Roger flag adapted for outside (boat, mat) or wall decoration
- Printing : HD silk-screening for rich and brilliant colors giving an exceptional rendering
- Solid seams resistant to wind and rain
- White reinforcing strip on left side for hanging or hoisting the flag
- 2 x Heavy duty metal grommets (brass)
- Composition: 100% Polyester material, light and resistant, allowing to fly easily and proudly in the wind
- Dimensions: 2×3 ft (60×90 cm) or 3×5 ft (90×150 cm)
- Washable at low temperature