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Apple's Greatest Fails (10 pics)

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Have you heard of all of those devices? I haven't.

Apple 3 (1980)
When you’re looking for a home computer that will probably overheat and catch fire, look no further than the Apple 3. The successor to the hugely popular Apple 2 (see what they did there), this was a huge flop. Also, a genuine fire hazard.

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Apple Lisa (1983)
The Lisa was actually pretty groundbreaking for its time – it was one of the first personal computers to utilise a graphical user interface (ie: on screen icons), came with a mouse, and could multi-task across programs. All very impressive for 1983. The $10 thousand price tag was considerably less impressive. In today’s terms it equates to approximately $22 thousand. Ouch.


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Macintosh Portable (1989)
A portable Mac! Sweet... Wait, why do I have these crippling back pains? Maybe it’s because this laptop weights over seven kilos and is larger than a briefcase. Crapsticks.


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Apple Newton (1993)
The original iPad. Released in 1993, the Newton was an all-in-one portable office that could send faxes (remember those?), splutter out emails, store your clients’ details, take notes and other relevant stuff. Anyway, its man claim to fame was its ability to read handwriting (via stylus input). Unfortunately, this feature was less reliable then your weed dealer. Also, it cost $1000 bucks.


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Macintosh TV (1993)
If you’re going to release a computer that can display TV signals on the monitor than you wanna make sure it can actually do so. The Macintosh TV was a bit of a shambles and watching TV on it was slightly less satisfying poking yourself in the eyes with a stick.


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QuickTake (1994)
The QuickTakes were some of the very first digital cameras available on the market, which again points to Apple’s uncanny knack for meeting needs that consumers don’t yet know they have. A QuickTake camera was easy to use, had a .3 Megapixel resolution (which isn’t bad for 1994), and ranged in price from $600 to $750.




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Apple Pippin (1996)
A mutant PC/games consoles hybrid, this was a bit of a mess from the get-go. Apple partnered with Japanese entertainment giant Bandai and somewhere along the way things got lost in translation. Released around the same time as the original Playstation, this quickly sank without a trace, selling fewer than 45 thousand units internationally.


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20th Anniversary Macintosh (1997)
Creating a deluxe version of your computer to mark 20 years in the business is all good and well. Charging nearly $8000 for some pointless ‘special features’ and a new casing? Not so much.


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Apple USB Mouse (1998)
One button? What the hell am I supposed to do with one button? What about right cluck? Nuts to this…


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10 Apple's Greatest Fails (10 pics)


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№1 Author: Kendaleros (9 Sep 2010 01:44) Total user comments: 369


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04 muy interesante !!
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№2 Author: Jimmy Johnson (9 Sep 2010 02:11) Total user comments: 5518


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You can't expect to fire your company's founder, only to hire him back 10 years later and not have your own built-in jokes.
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№3 Author: fluorescentG (9 Sep 2010 02:25) Total user comments: 3958


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№4 Author: adzhoe (9 Sep 2010 03:19) Total user comments: 14959


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junk
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№5 Author: capitanqueso (9 Sep 2010 05:44) Total user comments: 92


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I wonder if there is some way to emulate those SO's as the old windows SO's too 51
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№6 Author: raymond.wendt (9 Sep 2010 07:40) Total user comments: 9115


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remember fax's? I had some warranty work done on an Asus and had to fax in some paperwork. They would NOT accept scanned e-mail! A computer company!!! 17
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№7 Author: Gyselinck (9 Sep 2010 12:07) Total user comments: 3133


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Apple Newton (1993) But now the iPad is a success !! So they have 18 years advance !
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№8 Author: galz (9 Sep 2010 12:14) Total user comments: 2043


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№10 Author: 2fuzzy (9 Sep 2010 14:28) Total user comments: 10400


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I would think running Steve Jobs off and then having to buy his company to get him back and save their company should have been #1.
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awesome!
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№14 Author: funkotronic (9 Sep 2010 22:39) Total user comments: 362


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Wow, get your facts right - the Apple Portable is NOT what is pictured, that's a Mac XL (or Lisa2), the precursor to the orginal Mac. And all the whining about the one-button mouse? Get real - 2nd-button functionality was always avaialble by using the option key AND all Mac mice prior to that were one-button mice. But yes, that round mouse was hideous. Most people quickly replaced it with an off-the shelf USB mouse. Well, once the manufacturers stepped up to the plate and started MAKING any USB mice since Apple set the trend for using USB peripherals.

Any one of the systems pictured STILL commands a premium price on Ebay. If you're lucky enough to have an original Lisa with box, discs and manual, consider yourself at LEAST $10K RICHER. Not bad for a "fail".

My freakin' "wicked fast" dual-Xeon Dell still has a damn FLOPPY drive, for chrissake... is there a point to that? And it still gets run over by my Macbook.

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