iPhone Calendars Mysteriously Delete Easter, Conveniently Show Obscure Non-Christian Holidays

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For some unknown reason, the iCal calendar for such popular Apple devices as the iPhone and iPad does not show the date for Easter this year.

It is the most important day on the Christian calendar, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ nearly 2,000 years ago. It falls on April 1 in 2018.

The reputed date of his birth was used to divide the entire calendar in half between B.C. and A.D. The demarcation came from the Latin phrase Anno Domini, meaning “in the year of the Christian era” or literally “in the year of (our) Lord.”

Fox News reported while neither Easter, nor Good Friday (commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus) were deemed significant enough for the 2018 iCal, occasions that did make the list include: Groundhog Day, April Fools’ Day, Cinco de Mayo, Juneteenth (a holiday celebrating abolition of slavery in Texas), Flag Day, Halloween and Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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Major U.S. federal holidays are also included on the calendar such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Additionally, Apple does give the option to display other religions’ calendars — at least Jewish and Islamic — but Christianity is not included on the iOS 11.2.5 among them.

Christianity is the largest religion in the world, with 2.3 billion adherents as of 2015, according to the Pew Research Center.

The Pew also reported just over 70 percent of Americans identify as Christians, while 2 percent are Jewish and 1 percent are Muslim.

Apple’s smartphone market share in the U.S. now stands at 44 percent, which is its highest ever, according to data provided by Counterpoint Research.

Interestingly, Apple was founded on April 1, 1976, so it will be turning 42 on Easter this year.

The name of the company came from co-founder Steve Jobs, who was inspired by a visit to an apple farm.

Job thought the name sounded, “fun, spirited and not intimidating.”

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The original logo for the company showed Sir Isaac Newton sitting under an apple tree.

However, it was changed to an apple with a bite taken out of it soon thereafter. Contrary to urban legend, designer Rob Janoff said it was not an homage to the Biblical account of the Garden of Eden’s tree of knowledge.

Rather, Janoff felt the best way to make the logo look like an apple, not some other piece of fruit, was to take a bite out of it.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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American
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Graduated dean's list from West Point
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United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
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We Hold These Truths
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Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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English
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Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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