- Product Type: Video Game Platform (kinda-sorta)
Marketed as the Apple PiPP!N, the device was supposed to be an “integral part of the consumer audiovisual, stereo, and television environment.” Honestly, it was hard to know what it was for as the platform was supposedly capable of various things, as it ran in classic Mac OS. Apple attracted enough attention to see Bandai take it into the video game sector while Katz Media used it on vertical markets. Bandai pulled out of everything by 1997, due to a crowded video game space at the time and possible merger discussions with SEGA. Steve Jobs was not a fan of it and upon his return to the company, shut down all PiPP!N development. Putting it among Apple’s failed tech products.