Not every Apple product is destined to be a run-away success. Roberto Baldwin tells of several Apple products that unfortunately, for whatever reason, didn’t have what it takes to catch on with consumers.
Apple’s breakthrough products are so massive that it seems everything the company does is destined to succeed. But it doesn’t take much digging to find a trail of failures and false starts. Even in recent years, there are examples of products that seemed great but never resonated with consumers, and some that seemed so destined for failure it’s hard to imagine why any company would have brought them to market.
Here are some examples of Apple veering a bit off course.
The QuickTake camera, iPod Hi-Fi, iTunes Ping, and more.