Every one loves a good list post, and this one is certainly entertaining. Newlaunches.com has compiled their list of Top Ten Apple Products which Flopped
. There are some gems in the list, including a couple of products I hadn't even heard of. Here they are:
- Apple Cyberdog, which was an internet suite for the Mac OS back in 1996. I hadn't heard of this until now.
- Taligent, an Apple and IBM collaborative OS
- EWorld. Ah, now here's one I remember! An AOL-like online experience for Mac users in 1994, EWorld only lasted two years (but it was fun!).
- Pippin. The Pippin was a game console that I've never had the chance to play with. Too bad.
- The 20th Anniversary Mac. Waaay overpriced but super-cool to look at, the "TAM" as it's called is sought after by certain nerdy collectors...like me.
- Motorola ROKR. Let's just move on.
- Macintosh TV. Let's just move on.
- Macintosh Portable. The $6500 "portable" Mac was about the size and weight of a baby dolphin. The rest should be self explanatory.
- Apple Lisa. As the first personal computer to have a GUI and a mouse, it was a trailblazer. At a cost of $9,995US (that's $21,500US in Feb. 2007 dollars, Newlaunches points out), it didn't sell very well.
- The Newton. Yes, yes, we all knew that the poor, maligned Newt would top the list. However, I love mine, so there.
Any surprises? Glaring omissions? Let us know.