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{{Disambiglink|For the corporation featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], see [[Fruit Computers (3D Universe)]].}}
 
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|bawsaq = {{BAWSAQ/Slider}} '''FRT'''
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|founded = [[1975]]
 
|key people = [[Mr. E. Mann|E. Mann]] <small>'''(Chairman)'''</small><br/>[[Doug Hatchet]] <small>'''(CEO)'''</small>
 
|key people = [[Mr. E. Mann|E. Mann]] <small>'''(Chairman)'''</small><br/>[[Doug Hatchet]] <small>'''(CEO)'''</small>
 
|motto = "''THINK''"
 
|motto = "''THINK''"
 
|dev = '''Mobile Phones'''
 
|dev = '''Mobile Phones'''
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'''Computers'''
 
'''Computers'''
 
*Fruit line of desktop computers
 
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'''Others'''
 
'''Others'''
 
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*iFruit Tech/Link
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{{Quote|Purveyor of white shiny Internet-surfing devices. The world's largest religion.| Description at [[Bawsaq.com]].}}
   
:''For the corporation featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], see [[Fruit Computers in 3D Universe]].''
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'''Fruit Computers''' is a corporation that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers in the [[HD Universe]]. The player can buy stocks from them in the [[Bawsaq.com]] website in GTA V.
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==Description==
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It was founded in [[1975]]; one year before the company which it parodies, [[wp:Apple Inc.|Apple Inc.]], actually became an independent company. Its best-known hardware products are the [[iFruit]] and the '''Fruit''' line of computers. Its software includes the '''FruitOS''' and an '''unnamed''' Graphical user interface. In [[2008]], the key people are [[Mr. E. Mann]] and [[Doug Hatchet]].
   
'''Fruit Computers''' is a corporation that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers in the [[HD Universe]]. It was founded in 1975; one year before the company which it parodies, [[wp:Apple_Inc.|Apple Inc.]], actually became an independent company. Its best-known hardware products are the [[IFruit|iFruit]] and the '''Fruit''' line of computers. Its software includes the '''FruitOS''' and an '''unnamed''' Graphical user interface. In 2008, the key people are [[Mr. E. Mann]] and [[Doug Hatchet]].
 
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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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===Events of ''GTA IV''===
The CEO, Doug Hatchet, has outsourced all of '''Fruit Computers''' employees overseas, except himself. Doug now is the sole occupant of the '''Fruit Computers Headquarters'''. All the company has left in it is a photocopier that doesn't work, and a stapler without staples. There is a Fruit Computers werehouse in [[Port Tudor]], [[Alderney]], however the building seems to be abandoned. '''Fruit Computers''' can also be seen advertised in various computer shops throughout the game. On [[WTF]] billboards and advertisements it can be observed that '''Fruit Computers''' is one of the musical's sponsors.
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The CEO, Doug Hatchet, has outsourced all of '''Fruit Computers''' employees overseas, except himself. Doug now is the sole occupant of the '''Fruit Computers Headquarters'''. All the company has left in it is a photocopier that doesn't work, and a stapler without staples. There is a Fruit Computers warehouse in [[Port Tudor]], [[Alderney]], however the building seems to be abandoned. '''Fruit Computers''' can also be seen advertised in various computer shops throughout the game. On [[WTF]] billboards and advertisements it can be observed that '''Fruit Computers''' is one of the musical's sponsors.
   
===''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars''===
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===Events of ''GTA Chinatown Wars''===
The player gets a Fruit Laptop in every safehouse <small>(pink in the DS version, black in the PSP version)</small>. The player is not able to access the internet, but it features [[Communication|e-mail]] and [[Rockstar Games Social Club]] compatability. Also, many characters, including [[Wu Lee]] have [[Fruitcomputers.com|fruitcomputers.com]] email accounts.
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The player gets a Fruit Laptop in every safehouse (pink in the [[Nintendo DS|DS]] version, black in the [[PSP]] version). The [[Huang Lee|player]] is not able to access the internet, but it features [[Communication|e-mail]] and [[Rockstar Games Social Club]] compatibility. Also, many characters, including [[Wu Lee]] have [[fruitcomputers.com]] email accounts.
   
===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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===Events of ''GTA V''===
The company mentains its popularity during the events of ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', with the launch of the second generation [[IFruit|iFruit]].
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The company maintains its popularity during the events of ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', with the launch of the second generation [[iFruit]]. Fruit all-in-one desktops, which resemble [[wp:iMac|iMacs]], are shown in gameplay. Fruit laptops, similar to the [[wp:MacBook Air|MacBook Air]], can also be seen. Later in the game, after the mission [[Vinewood Souvenirs - Tyler]], a [[Liberty tree]] internet article says that the company has just announced iFruit Shoes, wearable technology that navigates people to discount stores and tells which places they should avoid. This is probably based on [[wp:Google|Google's]] talking shoe concept. The article also mentions iFruit underwear, a wearable device that vibrates when the user is near an bathroom or other user is interested in fast and anonymous sex.
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During the mission [[The Vice Assassination]], [[Franklin Clinton|Franklin]] is hired by [[Lester Crest|Lester]] to assassinate [[Facade|Facade's]] CEO, [[Jackson Skinner]], while he is picking up a [[prostitute]]. His murder makes iFruit stocks on the [[BAWSAQ]], sky rocket.
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===Stock Tip===
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Before completing [[The Vice Assassination]], invest all the [[money]] of all the three [[Protagonist|protagonists]] in iFruit stocks, complete the mission and wait 6-8 hours in-game until the stocks reach their maximum percentage of return, in this case is about 50%.
   
 
==Corporate identity==
 
==Corporate identity==
==='''Logo'''===
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===Logo===
The logo bears a resemblance to the male genitals, due to [[Rockstar Games|Rockstar's]] adult humour. The logo's former color scheme also parodies the [[wp:Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]] logo color scheme <small>(with the exception of red being changed to orange)</small>. As of 2009, the color scheme has been replaced with silver. Alternate logos also include "''Fruit''" written to the right of the original logos.
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The logo bears a resemblance to the male genitals, due to [[Rockstar Games|Rockstar's]] adult humour. The logo's former color scheme also parodies the [[wp:Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]] logo color scheme (with the exception of red being changed to orange). As of [[2009]], the color scheme has been replaced with silver. Alternate logos also include "''Fruit''" written to the right of the original logos.
   
 
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==='''Advertising'''===
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===Advertising & Slogans===
'''Fruit Computers''' slogans are:[[File:Fruit-Star Junction-GTAIV.png|220px|right|border]]
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'''Fruit Computers''' slogans are:
 
*"''THINK Simple.''"
 
*"''THINK Simple.''"
 
*"''THINK Minimalism.''"
 
*"''THINK Minimalism.''"
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Advertisements can also be seen in [[Star Junction]].
 
Advertisements can also be seen in [[Star Junction]].
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Fruit's slogan, "Think", is a callback to a famous Apple advertising campaign titled "Think Differently". The condescending tone found in Fruit's slogan references the superiority complex of stereotypical Apple fans.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
{| align="center"
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<gallery position="center">
|<gallery widths="120" orientation="square">
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Werehouse-Fruit Computers-GTAIV.png|'''Fruit Computers''' Warehouse in [[Port Tudor]].
Werehouse-Fruit Computers-GTAIV.png|'''Fruit Computers''' Werehouse in [[Port Tudor]].
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800px-IFruit.png|The first generation [[iFruit]] in ''GTA IV''.
800px-IFruit.png|The first generation [[IFruit|iFruit]] in ''GTA IV''.
 
 
FruitOS.png|FruitOS <small>'''([[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA: CW]]; [[Nintendo DS]])'''</small>.
 
FruitOS.png|FruitOS <small>'''([[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA: CW]]; [[Nintendo DS]])'''</small>.
 
IFruit_OS_CTW.png|FruitOS <small>'''([[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA: CW]]; [[PSP]])'''</small>.
 
IFruit_OS_CTW.png|FruitOS <small>'''([[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA: CW]]; [[PSP]])'''</small>.
 
Fruit-GTACW-iPhone.png|FruitOS <small>'''([[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA: CW]]; [[iPhone]])'''</small>.
 
Fruit-GTACW-iPhone.png|FruitOS <small>'''([[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA: CW]]; [[iPhone]])'''</small>.
 
UHelmet_Werbung_TBoGT.png|The uHelmet In ''TBoGT''.
 
UHelmet_Werbung_TBoGT.png|The uHelmet In ''TBoGT''.
Artwork 2-GTAV.jpg|Artwork of a woman holding a second generation [[IFruit|iFruit]].
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Fruitcomputer.png|[[Isiah Friedlander]]'s computer closely resembling an Apple iMac.
Fruitcomputer.png|A Fruit computer closely resembling an Apple iMac.
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Another view of Fruit laptop.jpg|[[Maude Eccles]]'s Fruit laptop.
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iFruit 1.jpg|iFruit 9iX phone interface.
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Michael2.jpg|Michael's 9iX as seen on the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*The '''Fruit Cocoon''' shares the shape of College Humor's [http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1811646 "i"], a parody of Apple products, and resembles the bottom of an [[wikipedia:Imac_g4|iMac G4]].
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*The '''Fruit Cocoon''' shares the shape of College Humor's [http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1811646 "i"], a parody of Apple products, and resembles the bottom of an [[wp:Imac g4|iMac G4]].
 
*The host of the radio station [[The Journey]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' is a Fruit Computer.
 
*The host of the radio station [[The Journey]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' is a Fruit Computer.
 
*The Fruit computers were voted "Best Ornament that goes Beep" at the Code Wanker Meet [[2008]] as seen in an email in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]'' sent by the possible [[Mr. E. Mann|chairman]].
 
*The Fruit computers were voted "Best Ornament that goes Beep" at the Code Wanker Meet [[2008]] as seen in an email in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]'' sent by the possible [[Mr. E. Mann|chairman]].
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*Even though the company's logo is a basket filled with random fruits, its shape holds a certain resemblance to an apple.
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*Sometimes when [[Switch Scenes|switching]] to [[Franklin]], he is seem at his home on a Fruit laptop. This is only for the [[3671 Whispymound Drive|safehouse]] in [[Vinewood Hills]].
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*It is one of the sponsors on the livery of the [[Massacro (Racecar)|Massacro Racecar]].
   
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
{{col-begin}}
 
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*[[Badger]]
 
*[[Badger]]
*[[BitterSweet|bitterSweet]]
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*[[bitterSweet]]
{{col-3}}
 
 
*[[Panoramic]]
 
*[[Panoramic]]
 
*[[Whiz]]
 
*[[Whiz]]
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[[pl:Fruit]]
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[[ru:Fruit Computers]]
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[[hu:Fruit Computers]]
 
[[Category:Corporations]]
 
[[Category:Corporations]]
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[[Category:Businesses]]
 
[[Category:Businesses in GTA IV]]
 
[[Category:Businesses in GTA IV]]
[[Category:Businesses in GTA Chinatown Wars]]
 
 
[[Category:Businesses in GTA V]]
 
[[Category:Businesses in GTA V]]
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[[Category:Businesses in GTA Online]]
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[[Category:Communications]]
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[[Category:Companies]]
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[[Category:Phone Companies]]

Latest revision as of 14:13, April 13, 2016

For the corporation featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, see Fruit Computers (3D Universe).
"Purveyor of white shiny Internet-surfing devices. The world's largest religion."
― Description at Bawsaq.com.

Fruit Computers is a corporation that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers in the HD Universe. The player can buy stocks from them in the Bawsaq.com website in GTA V.

DescriptionEdit

It was founded in 1975; one year before the company which it parodies, Apple Inc., actually became an independent company. Its best-known hardware products are the iFruit and the Fruit line of computers. Its software includes the FruitOS and an unnamed Graphical user interface. In 2008, the key people are Mr. E. Mann and Doug Hatchet.

OverviewEdit

Events of GTA IVEdit

The CEO, Doug Hatchet, has outsourced all of Fruit Computers employees overseas, except himself. Doug now is the sole occupant of the Fruit Computers Headquarters. All the company has left in it is a photocopier that doesn't work, and a stapler without staples. There is a Fruit Computers warehouse in Port Tudor, Alderney, however the building seems to be abandoned. Fruit Computers can also be seen advertised in various computer shops throughout the game. On WTF billboards and advertisements it can be observed that Fruit Computers is one of the musical's sponsors.

Events of GTA Chinatown WarsEdit

The player gets a Fruit Laptop in every safehouse (pink in the DS version, black in the PSP version). The player is not able to access the internet, but it features e-mail and Rockstar Games Social Club compatibility. Also, many characters, including Wu Lee have fruitcomputers.com email accounts.

Events of GTA VEdit

The company maintains its popularity during the events of Grand Theft Auto V, with the launch of the second generation iFruit. Fruit all-in-one desktops, which resemble iMacs, are shown in gameplay. Fruit laptops, similar to the MacBook Air, can also be seen. Later in the game, after the mission Vinewood Souvenirs - Tyler, a Liberty tree internet article says that the company has just announced iFruit Shoes, wearable technology that navigates people to discount stores and tells which places they should avoid. This is probably based on Google's talking shoe concept. The article also mentions iFruit underwear, a wearable device that vibrates when the user is near an bathroom or other user is interested in fast and anonymous sex.

During the mission The Vice Assassination, Franklin is hired by Lester to assassinate Facade's CEO, Jackson Skinner, while he is picking up a prostitute. His murder makes iFruit stocks on the BAWSAQ, sky rocket.

Stock TipEdit

Before completing The Vice Assassination, invest all the money of all the three protagonists in iFruit stocks, complete the mission and wait 6-8 hours in-game until the stocks reach their maximum percentage of return, in this case is about 50%.

Corporate identityEdit

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The logo bears a resemblance to the male genitals, due to Rockstar's adult humour. The logo's former color scheme also parodies the Microsoft Windows logo color scheme (with the exception of red being changed to orange). As of 2009, the color scheme has been replaced with silver. Alternate logos also include "Fruit" written to the right of the original logos.

Fruit-3D
1975-2009  
Fruit-HD
2009-present  

Advertising & SlogansEdit

Fruit Computers slogans are:

  • "THINK Simple."
  • "THINK Minimalism."
  • "THINK Overpriced."
  • "THINK Fruit. THINK."

Advertisements can also be seen in Star Junction.

Fruit's slogan, "Think", is a callback to a famous Apple advertising campaign titled "Think Differently". The condescending tone found in Fruit's slogan references the superiority complex of stereotypical Apple fans.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Fruit Cocoon shares the shape of College Humor's "i", a parody of Apple products, and resembles the bottom of an iMac G4.
  • The host of the radio station The Journey in Grand Theft Auto IV is a Fruit Computer.
  • The Fruit computers were voted "Best Ornament that goes Beep" at the Code Wanker Meet 2008 as seen in an email in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars sent by the possible chairman.
  • Even though the company's logo is a basket filled with random fruits, its shape holds a certain resemblance to an apple.
  • Sometimes when switching to Franklin, he is seem at his home on a Fruit laptop. This is only for the safehouse in Vinewood Hills.
  • It is one of the sponsors on the livery of the Massacro Racecar.

See AlsoEdit

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