Nowadays, it’s easy to imagine several reasons why Apple is at its best. Without a doubt, to reap the constant work and the desire to think differently that has characterized its history. However, even the most valuable company in the world is wrong. Before iPhone, AirPods and even after these and other devices, the development of other products disappointed and they have a place in the list of the worst Apple products in all of its history.
Various of the worst apple products They had a trial period until the company finally decided to eliminate them or, on rare occasions, improve them. However, there are a couple that are still in effect among its offering, perhaps with the same fate as its predecessors. But until that happens, find out why they earned this unenviable rating.
Apple’s worst inventions
This error accompanied us for five long years. In 2015, Apple introduced the Butterfly Keyboard offering a slimmer revolution that provided “a crisp, responsive feel when typing.” This does not happen. After years of trying to make up for failures with service programs, finally in 2020 the scissor keyboard is back
Apple Mouse USB
While the location of the current Magic Mouse’s charging port makes most people hate it, it’s not Apple’s first disaster in this type of device. Apple’s first USB mouse to ship with the original iMac G3 Bondi Blue and that was the worst part of this computer.
The circular shape was a design disaster. It was awkward to hold and turn. It leaned over when I clicked the button too hard and had an extremely short cable which made handling even more difficult.
The Siri remote confirms the accusation against Apple of preferring form over function. Apple created a slim, minimalist remote control, which turns out very easy to lose, hard to hold and with a trackpad which is a disaster to use.
The presentation of the HomePod mini last year represents Apple learning after more than a decade of trying to develop a useful speaker. In 2006, Apple marketed the iPod Hi-Fi bookshelf speaker as a revolution in home audio.
But in practice, it failed to reproduce the sound quality demanded by audiophiles. It was designed to be portable, but weighed 7.6 kilos with batteries. A year after its launch, Apple withdrew it from its offering.
Apple has sought to end its dependence on Google Maps with its own map service and app from iOS 6. But its solution, dubbed Apple Maps was full of data errors like distorted landscapes, inaccurate labels, and really bad directions., which has become a source of ridicule among users and the competition.
Only Apple started rolling out brand new map data two years ago, collected and controlled by Apple, and Apple Maps has finally succeeded in building trust and differentiating itself with its additional features.
Mac Pro (2013)
The clean, modern design that characterizes Apple has reached a level that is difficult to understand. When Apple replaced the gigantic Power Mac / Mac Pro with a downsized cylinder in the 2013 Mac Pro. Despite its radical and attractive external design, it didn’t do the job the public expected. Apple admitted it was a mistake that reverted to a tower design for the Mac Pro in 2019
In December 2004, Apple offered original accessories for one of its most popular devices, as an alternative to Christmas gifts. For $ 29, Apple was offering a six-pack of brightly colored iPod socks that would fit any iPod or device of that particular size and shape.
Compared to all cases, it was clear that they were not the right accessory to protect a device, they were still available until 2012.
Thinking outside the box doesn’t always give the best results. Judiciously, Apple was able to rectify And, in most cases, take advantage of these lessons to improve your path to delivering the quality products that have made you the company you are today.