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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The Apple IIc Plus is Another....
by Pelly on Fri 31st Oct 2008 16:37 UTC
Pelly
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2005-07-07

The Apple IIc Plus was considered a flop, from a sales standpoint, but not by any that I knew who had one.

The reason it flopped is it was an updated 8-bit computer released long AFTER the 16-bit Apple IIgs. The IIc Plus was released in early 1988 and the IIgs was released in mid-1986.

From the perspective of those who had an Apple IIc or IIe the IIc Plus came stock with 256K RAM instead of the regular 128K. It also had an accelerated 65C02 CPU that more ran up to 4MHz instead of 1MHz. Additionally it had an internal power supply and a true internal Apple Disk II 3.5" drive instead of the 5.25" internal drive.

This was a real work-horse, but it was released 2-3 years too late to make a real mark for itself.

Too bad, because it was a heck of a nice machine. Some of the design & engineering went into the Mac line.

Some stats & pics can be seen here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_IIc_Plus

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