Failed Apple products

Wired has a nice piece on Apple’s Most Notorious Flops. I completely forgot about the Apple Pippin — the game machine from 1996 that was a complete disaster. Here is a great example of where Microsoft copied something Apple did and actually succeeded with the Xbox.

I still think that the G4 Cube was a thing of design beauty. I always wanted one and a lot of people still do. This is a hard to find collector’s item.

My favourite failed Apple product is the Apple IIc — my very first Apple computer. I still have mine, including the carrying case that I used to take it to high school with. I think it was around $2,000 and the best birthday present I ever received.

I loved that the computer was featured in the movies 2010 (1984) and A View to a Kill (1985).

Posted in Apple at 7:21 AM