Apple exists for almost 40 years, started in 1976. The company had spent too much for the creation of new gadgets, but some of them failed to attract the customers due to certain reasons. As a matter of fact, some of its launched products were named as worst Apple products ever.
In 2001, Apple’s value skyrocketed brought by the company’s creative innovation of its products. The famous iPod, iPhone and iPad are Apple’s most salable gadgets. It has user-friendly and unique applications that can only be experienced in Apple gadgets.
First in line of worst Apple products ever is Apple III. It was introduced in the market in May 1980. Many of its sold units were recalled due to damage caused by overheating. In order to prevent overheating the unit, the users were advised to pick it 6 inches above and then drop it to the ground.
Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (TAM)
This gadget was introduced in April, 1996 in line with the 20th anniversary of Apple Inc. TAM is a form of personal computer with a futuristic vision of making the device integrate into the lives of the people. This product is very expensive compared to similar product of the competitors; it acquired poor sales than expected.
“Hockey Puck” Mouse
This type of mouse is accompanied by an iMac. It has a very unique circular design and has a short cord. This kind of design had brought Hockey Puck mouse into Apple’s worst product ever because it is very uncomfortable to use. This is the first USB mouse of Apple.
This is a promotional package of Apple composed of Apple Mac personal computers. The products introduced in this line were just the same with previously manufactured by Apple. It offers bundle of products in higher price and some specifications were also changed. This product line of Apple taught the company lessons about proper pricing.
eWorld was launched in 1994 to cater the needs of internet users. With the user friendly tool, it helps users to send emails, read daily news and also posts announcements. This poor internet service of Apple falls by the end of March 1996 because of its very high price compared to its competitors.
Ranked number 6 in Apple’s worst product ever is Mac OS9. It was first introduced in October 1999. This gadget lacks in protection of its memory and requires intervention of multiple users which causes the poor sales of the gadget.
With the advancement of technology, Apple has become an excellent gadget producer of the current generation. However, we cannot deny the fact that every success story is accompanied by failure. The best things ever happened might also come from the worst. These worst Apple products ever might be Apple’s best products in the future.