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The worst Apple products ever

I stumbled across a genuinely fun and interesting site today, which features items such as as the all time worst Apple products so I thought mentioning it might help to crush the myth that I'm some sort of crazed Mac envangelist.

I see Microsoft manage to get in on the action via the biggest tech product failures  (straight in at number one and two - impressive).

Also enjoyed the concept folding bikes (having a folder myself) and was amused by the inappropriate rocket powered items and post-modern cuckoo clocks.

Be warned, you could spend hours on www.oobject.com if you're not careful. A genuine joy.

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Elizabeth Lumley
Elizabeth Lumley - Girl, Disrupted - Crayford 18 March, 2008, 10:32Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes I am surprised the list didn't include the NextStep Black Box Trading Terminal that was brought out in the early 90s and was only ever sold to one bank. (I heard a rumour that there are still some Black Terminals still collecting dust in the basement of that bank) However, now that I write this, I think NextStep was a Steve Job-related company and not an Apple-related company. That must explain its omission from the list (that and there are probably only four people in the world that remember it)  

 

Paul Penrose
Paul Penrose - Finextra - London 18 March, 2008, 11:59Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

I remember it. In fact NeXT was aiming for a ten per cent marketshare of dealing room terminals in 1992 - behind Sun and HP, but ahead of IBM and DEC. UBS was a user reference site along with JPMorgan, although the latter pulled back after a couple of test installations failed to win over the dealing room boys.

Apple bought NeXT in 1996 and the Unix-based NeXTStep GUI became the basis for a new OS project called Rhapsody, which ultimately begat the Mac OSX that powers all new Macs from the G4 upwards.

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 18 March, 2008, 12:57Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes I think something missing on the list of the worst Apple product is the Apple Games Console the Apple Pippin. It is a reminder to all companies out there that not every idea is a good idea and the skill is killing the bad ones early.
Paul Penrose
Paul Penrose - Finextra - London 18 March, 2008, 14:29Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes Or "drowning the puppy" as they so quaintly term it at LloydsTSB.

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