Apple in the Hall of Stupid High Tech Products

As sales of the Apple iPhone 3G rocket, it may seem that everything Steve Jobs touches turns to gold. However, a quick look at the Hall of Stupid High Tech Products reveals that this was not always so.

This collection of “high-tech marketing disasters” spotlights the 1980 Apple III, which suffered from loose memory chips. This testy problem could be fixed by dropping the machine from a height of two inches. Later, the 1989 Macintosh Portable struggled to live up to its name, weighing in at 16 pounds. And then there was the NeXT Cube…

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