Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Oct 2008 20:44 UTC
Apple With the success of the iPod, the subsequent resurgence in popularity of the Macintosh platform, and the recent iPhone smash hit, it's hard to imagine that Apple was once a company that tried to enter every market possible, leaving a trail of flopped products in its wake. Forbes lists ten of them, and we take a look at some of them, and add one of our own.
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Apple II GS
by pantheraleo on Fri 31st Oct 2008 00:32 UTC
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Oh, one more I forgot about.

The Apple IIGS (Apple II Graphics and Sound). It had the benefit of being Apple II compatible (which the Apple III did not without software emulators being loaded first). But the Macintosh (which was not Apple II compatible) had already passed it by. So ultimately the Apple IIGS ended up being a huge failure. Virtually no software was ever written for it that could take advantage of the "GS" part, and customers were mostly stuck with Apple II software, which basically made the GS pointless.

Ironically, Apple killed the GS with their own competing system. hehe

Edited 2008-10-31 00:36 UTC

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