It’s almost hard to imagine that like all companies before it and all companies that came after it, Apple Inc. has had some very bad ideas in the past. In fact, some of them were so bad, I’d feel like a horrible person for not sharing them with you guys. Don’t thank me, I’m doing this for myself as well.
Let’s take a look at some moments in time when Apple wasn’t innovative in the good sense of the word.
The Apple III
Back in the 70’s, everyone knew about the Apple II. The new version that released in the 80’s wasn’t as popular, however. First of all, it cost $3,495 – $4,995 and second of all, they made it without a fan to keep the machine quiet – which made it overheat. You can tell not many people were pleased to own that one.
Before you had tablets and smartphones, you had a PDA. And Apple had a PDA that had one major selling point: it was able to convert your stylus-written text into computer text. And it was so bad, that everyone made fun of it – it was even featured in The Simpsons.
The what now? Exactly. This was Apple’s attempt to break into the console gaming market in Japan. Remember how people always make those jokes about how you can’t play games on a Mac? Yeah, the Pippin wasn’t much better either.