Technological failures of Apple

The firm has had several disappointments, either by walking or public acceptance poor sales 


Throughout its history, Apple has products that have shocked the world as the iPhone, which sold nearly 200 million units last year, but have also appeared others who did not enjoy the same bestseller.

Here are some teams that had not signed the desired sales success.

Iphone 5c

It is a high-end smartphone announced on September 10, 2013 as a successor of the iPhone 5, next to the iPhone 5s. The team was the same hardware than its predecessor, but unlike the iPhone 5, the material of the back cover is made of polycarbonate.

It was hoped that this equipment was distributed at low cost in order to make it more accessible in emerging markets, however the price was very similar to its predecessor, which caused not obtain the desired number of sales.

So a few months after its launch, production and various market research firms declined estimated that up to three million units had not yet been sold.

Mapping Service

The replacement of Google Maps in iOS 6 operating system released in 2012 generated some criticism among users of the company, since the application contained significant errors as the location of monuments and tourist attractions.

An example is the Washington Monument, which is located on the National Mall in Washington, United States, while the application showed that several kilometers south stood near the Potomac River.

Also, the Irish justice minister expressed concern that the new Apple maps identify a farm in a residential area of ​​suburban Dublin as an airport, representing a potential hazard to pilots.

Power Mac G4 Cube

In 2000, Apple introduced the PowerMac G4 Cube as an intermediate between the iMac and Power Mac G4, offering a compact computer as the iMac, whose main feature was the design.

One device, which contained no fans and was covered with a crystal methacrylate, was an attempt to achieve a compact computer. It was their price, starting from $ 699 thousand, which led to its commercial failure and leaving their sale in just one year.

Apple Pippin

It was a game console sold in 1995, motivated its creation by the recent emergence of Sony Play Station. The aim was to create an inexpensive computer aimed primarily run multimedia titles based on CD. It had a 4x CD-ROM drive and a video output to TV standard connection.

The limited supply of securities and high selling price caused only forty thousand units were sold.

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