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Dents in the halo

Dents in the halo

india Updated: Oct 07, 2011 00:22 IST

Apple III (1981): Hardware was unreliable, and the Apple lost the business market to the IBM PC, launched the same year

Lisa (1983): The first commercially produced computer with a graphical user interface, costing $9,995 when launched

NeXT Computer (1989): In many ways ahead of its time, it was also too expensive to catch on with mainstream users

Puck Mouse (1998): Users couldn't tell which way it was oriented by feel, and it tended to disappear in the cup of the hand

The Cube (2000): High price was the main deterrent. Also, the computer didn't really offer any functional benefits over other Macs.

iTunes phone (2005): Unexciting as a phone, it fell far short of the iPod as a music player

Apple TV (2007): Expensive at $249, it was complicated to set up and use.