Apple G4 Cube
- Product Type: Personal Computer
Honestly, while Apple might be behind some of the most innovative tech products in recent memory…they had quite a list of failed tech products before that. Likely the biggest was the Apple G4 Cube, which nearly bankrupt the company. Apple CEO Steve Jobs sort of dreamed up the idea of making a powerful, miniaturized desktop computer. This led to the G4’s creation and rollout between July 2000 and 2001. However, this personal computer cost a lot of money and took it out of the price range most could afford. The power, limited expandability, and clear cosmetic issues caused it to fail. It only sold 150,000 units before production was suspended. Interestingly, the G4’s initial concept led to Apple’s movement into the iPod and Mac Mini, even to its now infamous line of extremely powerful laptops.