Apple plants iOS Voice Memo easter egg in plain sight

24 Apr 2015

Apple hides Voice Memo easter egg in plain sight

It has been sitting before our very eyes for two years, but only now has somebody twigged that the Voice Memo logo on iOS is actually a waveform representation of the sound of someone saying “Apple.”

The new logo for Voice Memo was introduced in iOS 7 and has featured on the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c devices, as well as the most recent iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices.

The easter egg was discovered by Twitter’s Mike Rundle, who also created the photography app Filters for iPhone.

Voice Memo lets you easily record and share sound recordings among friends, share to the cloud, or use them for productivity purposes.

Users can discover the easter egg for themselves by going into the Voice Memo app and saying the word “Apple.”

But then again, as Rundle discovered: “It also produces that waveform if you say the word ‘asshole’ so take from that what you will.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years