WEB DESK: Apple inc might be one of the largest technology company with great deal of sensational products like ipods, iphones, mac books etc under the name of Steve Jobs but it will be surprising to know that it has shares in products failures as well. here are five of them are as follows.
1: Apple Pippin:
Apple tried hard its hands at building a gaming console to take on the powerhouses Sony Playstation, Nintendo and Sega. Retailing at $600, the Pippin was supposed to sell over 300,000 units in the first year. Apple burnt and crashed with estimates between 12,000 to 42,000 units.
Apple QuickTake was one of the starting digital camera available in the market in 1994. it takes pictures with resolution of (640 x 480) with stunning quality at that time and costed $750.it was a joint venture of Kodak and Apple. With stiff competition against camera brands like Kodak, Fuji Film, Canon and Nikon, QuickTake didn’t last long.
Apple III was manufactured in 1980 to 1981, the base of transition was provided by Apple II that actually built Apple. this Machine was not designed by Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak. A very buggy machine with major design flaws, the Apple III overheated very quickly. This product cost Apple very dearly to a point that Apple II having been in the market for long was still outselling Apple III comfortably.
4: Apple Lisa:
Designed by Apple in the 80’s, the Lisa was introduced at almost $10,000 which as way too expensive for the product. Named after Steve Jobs daughter, this product flopped almost instantly.
5: Apple Newton:
it was considered to be the first attempt of Apple to built a tablet- PDA hybrid with handwriting recognition. Its size, poor battery life and hard to read screen ensured that the device flopped. Apple got back into the game with the iPad in 2010 and we all know how good it is.