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Post Apple pippin?
For some reason I don't remember this.

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1996: Apple Pippin

Apple's a hotshot tech company now, but the mid-'90s saw the company fighting for relevance after several failed products. The Pippin launched at CES 1996 as a network computer that could also be used to play games. Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL - News) licensed the technology to Japanese toymaker Bandai, and the pair launched the multimedia device as a team.

The San Jose Mercury News called the Pippin the "future of cyberspace," but consumers were confused by the half-computer, half-console branding. The Pippin's 14.4 kpbs modem made the device super-slow, and few games were available for the Mac operating system.

The Pippin cost $600 -- almost double the price tag of consoles from rivals Nintendo and Sega. It's estimated that only about 10,000 Pippins were purchased in the U.S. The device is now considered one of the Apple's biggest flops.

PC World named the Pippin No. 22 on its list of the 25 worst tech products of all time. In their words: "Underpowered, overpriced, and underutilized -- that pretty much describes everything that came out of Apple in the mid-90s


Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:18 pm
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We Mac people choose not to acknowledge the existence of that. :)

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its not even white, or green, or purple, or or any other ghey looking color, it can't possibly be a mac product

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Nataku wrote:
We Mac people choose not to acknowledge the existence of that. :)


And yet nonetheless...there it is...or was...and it's blood is on your hands.


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One for sell if you want to own a piece of history... I might actually consider picking this up to add to my museum of dead technology.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Bandai-Apple-P ... 1056wt_907

P.S. and they did make a white one. http://web.mac.com/sebangulo/Pippin/Welcome.html

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Does it have an HDMI connection? :mrgreen:


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