Apple: Eight Worst Tech Products Ever

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2010 is regarded the year of Apple due to the launches of three notable products including the iPhone, the iPad and the App Store. In a single last quarter of 2010, Apple reaches the breaking-record exploded sales of 1.7 million iPhones. Even, Apple is ranked the first position in the Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list for the fourth consecutive times. However, the world’s greatest Tech Company has made several biggest failures – which are the top eight worst products ever.

 

Mobile Me

Mobile Me is the online services and software offered by Apple Inc. Launched in January 2000 as aTools, the product dedicates to individual users to store email, contact lists, calendars, photos, files and websites. It was until 2010 when users could get access to Microsoft Internet Explorer. MobileMe also charged some credit cards of European and Australian users.


Mobile Me

Mobile Me

 

Apple USB Mouse


1998 Apple's USB Mouse was designed like a hockey puck and not easily used by right-handed users. The product is later replaced by Apple Pro Mouse in 2000.

1998 Apple's USB Mouse was designed like a hockey puck and not easily used by right-handed users. The product is later replaced by Apple Pro Mouse in 2000.

 

Motorola ROKR E1


Apple cooperated with Motorola to build Motorola ROKR E1 in 2005. The product allowed users to transfer 100 tracks of music thanks to iTunes. The smartphone turned out to transfer very slowly.

Apple cooperated with Motorola to build Motorola ROKR E1 in 2005. The product allowed users to transfer 100 tracks of music thanks to iTunes. The smartphone turned out to transfer very slowly.

 

iTunes


iTunes is the music player-cum-management software launched in 2001. The digital media player application works slower in Windows and is not as convenient as its rivals.

iTunes is the music player-cum-management software launched in 2001. The digital media player application works slower in Windows and is not as convenient as its rivals.

 

Apple Bandai Pippin


Apple Bandai Pippin was the game product of Japanese game company Bandai and Apple in 1996. However, not many people knew about the Internet at that time so only 42,000 units of product were sold.

Apple Bandai Pippin was the game product of Japanese game company Bandai and Apple in 1996. However, not many people knew about the Internet at that time, so only 42,000 units of product were sold.

 

Apple III


Apple III, which made the first debut in 1980, was personal computer focused on business. Unluckily, the product features poor quality of its hardware and software.

Apple III, which made the first debut in 1980, was personal computer focused on business. Unluckily, the product features poor quality of its hardware and software.

 

Apple Lisa


Apple Lisa, which was appraised at $10,000 in 1983, was expensive and lacked speed.

Apple Lisa, which was appraised at $10,000 in 1983, was expensive and lacked speed.

 

Apple TV


Apple TV, which was a set-top box without a TV tuner, does not support full internet radio, games, rating items and a CD or DVD drive.

Apple TV, which was a set-top box without a TV tuner, does not support full Internet radio, games, rating items and a CD or DVD drive.

 

Apple: Worst Tech Products Ever

 

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This article was published on 2011/06/17