Macworld reader, Apple fan? The two go hand-in-hand, but just how big an Apple fan are you? We’ve put together a cryptic collection of 50 questions, each worth a point, to test both your memory and those of your Apple loving friends. No prizes, but award yourself brownie points if you score 30 points or more without relying on Google. Less than 10 points and you might want to consider yourself the Windows Vista of quiz contestants. 

There are 5 rounds, each round is linked to below. Click on the questions to find out the answers - no peeking now! 

This is round 3: Apple Through the Years

Round 1: The Life and Times of Steve Jobs

Round 2: Apple Alumni: Woz, Ive, Cook and Co

Round 4:  Everything iOS

Round 5: The Mac: The Apple computer that ignited the PC revolution

Listed below are the questions; when you are ready for the answer scroll down, no peaking now!

Q1 Name the club Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs joined in 1975?

Q2 When did Apple ship its first tablet-style computer?

Q3 Which Apple project reportedly only existed because an engineer wanted his son to be able to live closer to his grandparents?

Q4 What inspired the design of the flexible, adjustable arm introduced with the iMac G4?

Q5 Which Apple ad campaign featured images of Alfred Hitchcock, Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Muhammad Ali among others?

Q6 When and where did the first European Apple Store open? 

Q7 When Steve Jobs was stripped of all his duties at Apple in 1985 where did he move to?

Q8 What was the name of the range of cameras, Apple manufactured in the mid-1990s?

Q9 Who partnered with Apple to produce the Pippin games console?

Q10 In 2008, where could you see Steve Mobbs, Mapple, the MyPod, MyPhone, MyTunes, MyCube, Mapple Store and Braniac Bar?

How clued up are you on Apple’s history? Do you know your Pippins from your QuickTakes?

Q1 Name the club Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs joined in 1975? 

The Homebrew Computer Club helped spark the PC era. After seeing a specification sheet for a microprocessor at the club, Woz noted: “I started to sketch out on paper what would later become known as the Apple I.”

Q2 When did Apple ship its first tablet-style computer?

1993 Apple’s failed Newton OS platform is generally regarded as the forerunner to the iPad, with eight MessagePad devices released from 1993 onwards, although Jobs scrapped the platform in 1998. 

Q3 Which Apple project reportedly only existed because an engineer wanted his son to be able to live closer to his grandparents? 

The move to Intel based Macs. Apple engineer John Scheinberg wanted to relocate to the East Coast and work from home. In order to make the move he had to find a project he could work on independently, rather than as part of a team. That project, dating back to 2000, was designing an Intel version of OS X.

Q4 What inspired the design of the flexible, adjustable arm introduced with the iMac G4?

Sunflowers. Introduced in 2002, Apple’s iMac G4 design was inspired by a walk in Steve Jobs’ garden. “Every year I do something wild with the garden, and that time it involved masses of sunflowers,” Jobs’ wife Laurene recalled. “Jony and Steve were riffing on their design problem, then Jony asked, ‘What if the screen was separated from the base like a sunflower?’ He got excited and started sketching.”

Q5 Which Apple ad campaign featured images of Alfred Hitchcock, Albert Einstein and Muhammad Ali among others?

The award-winning Think Different campaign began in 1997. It featured iconic black-and-white portraits of historical figures Steve Jobs admired.

Q6 When and where did the first European Apple Store open? 

London, Saturday 20 November 2004. The Apple Store on London’s Regent Street was the first to open in Europe. 

Q7 When Steve Jobs was stripped of all his duties at Apple in 1985 where did he move to?

Siberia. After a power struggle in early 1985, Jobs became increasingly isolated, with Apple’s board siding with then CEO John Sculley. “They basically stripped Jobs of responsibilities and gave him an office that he referred to as ‘Siberia’,” explained Alan Deutschman, the author of The Second Coming of Steve Jobs

Q8 What was the name of the range of cameras, Apple manufactured in the mid-1990s?

QuickTake. One of the first true consumer digital cameras, the costly $749 QuickTake 100 could store just eight 640 x 480-pixel, VGA-quality photos. 

Q9 Who partnered with Apple to produce the Pippin games console?

Bandai. Released in 1996, Pippin sold for $599 and lacked both games and a promotional push from Apple. Capable of playing standard audio CD, CD Plus and Photo CD formats, it also offered internet connectivity, but lacked a hard disk.

Q10 In 2008, where could you see Steve Mobbs, Mapple, the MyPod, MyPhone, MyTunes, MyCube, Mapple Store and Braniac Bar?

The Simpsons episode Mypods and Boomsticks contains a number of Apple parodies. Lisa, for example, gets a MyPod.

Round 1: The Life and Times of Steve Jobs

Round 2: Apple Alumni: Woz, Ive, Cook and Co

Round 4:  Everything iOS

Round 5: The Mac: The Apple computer that ignited the PC revolution