There are over 7000 different kinds of apples. Some are sweet, some are tart, some are good for cooking & some are good for eating. Apples have been around for a long, long time. Some of the more popular kinds of apples are red delicious, granny smith, cortland, pink lady, golden delicious, honey crisp, fuji, gala, and jonathon. Those are just some of the better known kinds.