|For the corporation featured in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, and Grand Theft Auto V, see Fruit Computers (HD Universe).|
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
In Vice City Stories there is a computer called the Fruit LC, a parody of the Apple Macintosh, however the name is inspired by the Apple Macintosh LC. 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, which is featured on Vice City For Lovers, parodies Apple's famous "1984" commercial. The "BYE" displayed on the Fruit LC's screen is a stab at Apple Macintosh's famous "hello" image on advertisements. The Fruit LC cost at $5,000.00.
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.
Fruit LC Radio Ad
Speaker: We will track their every movement, what they buy, what they eat. We will edit the newsspeak for the state.
Man: Yes, yes, great comrade, but there is a problem, this.
Speaker: Filthy bastards! With this, the people will be...
Man: They will be free, great comrade!
Announcer: This year, home computing will save mankind. The Fruit LC home computing system is coming. It's a future where you can't be tracked or spied upon. It's the thing you always needed, but never knew it. The Fruit LC is the future of electronic individuality and the computer age. Home color computing with the miracle of the cassette loading software programs, near infinite 18K of incredible memory, remarkable two-tone 8-inch monitor and the ability to type letters! The price of freedom: just $5,000. Plug into freedom, the miracle of tomorrow is the Fruit LC.
Speaker: They will be...free!