official battery case released for the iPhone despite said case being "ungainly" and "lumpy." We're pretty sure Apple fans may not take kindly to that reference, but considering there are better and cheaper iPhone battery cases available, some credit must be given to Merriam-Webster for accuracy on that.The official definition of "sheeple" is "people who are docile, compliant, or easily influenced : people likened to sheep," however it's the rest of the listing that is fascinating. The second example of using the word "sheeple" references an Apple user who will "happily shell out $99" for the
Even more interesting is the listing claims the first known use of the word was 1945. It doesn't mention the context of that first usage, but considering how long it took for "sheeple" to gain enough popularity and usage to make it into the dictionary, it might seem reasonable to say Apple's influence was the difference maker.