gkirk
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Apple III - Why Such A Failure?

Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:32 am

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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RE: Apple III - Why Such A Failure?

Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:36 am

Cuz apples suck. And they carry STDs.

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RE: Apple III - Why Such A Failure?

Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:39 am

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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RE: Apple III - Why Such A Failure?

Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:45 am

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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RE: Apple III - Why Such A Failure?

Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:19 am

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.
 
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RE: Apple III - Why Such A Failure?

Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:23 am

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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