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Apple III - Why Such A Failure?  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

Just read a small article about how the Apple III was a failure. Any of you computer boffins know from first hand experience why it failed?
(Klaus may be able to answer)


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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

Cuz apples suck. And they carry STDs.

fluffy


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Just read a small article about how the Apple III was a failure. Any of you computer boffins know from first hand experience why it failed?

Because people didn't buy it...



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 2):
Because people didn't buy it...

I was expecting that  Wink Only 65,000 of them were sold, but why was it such a feeble product  Wink



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21467 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 991 times:

I never followed the Apple II line very closely... had to google myself for that:
http://oldcomputers.net/appleiii.html

It seems they screwed up the thermal design, had to replace a great number of delivered systems and lost customer confidence in the process.

By the time the problem was fixed, the new Macintosh supplanted the old 8-bit line.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 987 times:

Just read that it was really expensive and had numerous problems.
One popular solution was that if something became loose inside the machine, you picked it up 3 inches into the air, and then dropped it  crazy 



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