What do you mean, iconic? Unimpressive Apple products from the 80s and 90s

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 19 February 2014

DesignTaxi recently called our attention to these forgettable Apple products that were launched in the last thirty years, but were deemed too blah by consumers to make much of a dent in their pockets. Goes to show nobody always wins in life.

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Apple’s first employees

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 22 January 2014

Who’d have thought that back in 1975, two dudes working on a computer in a garage would someday change the world and build a brand that’s become a quasi-religion? Before the billions of dollars, the world-changing innovations, and the mass following, Apple was only a small start-up back in 1977 with a handful employees and […]

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Hail the guy who hooked up his 27-year-old Mac to the Internet

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 25 December 2013

Jeff Keacher, who’s an engineer, has done the coolest thing: he has hooked up his first computer, an ageing (but still functioning) 27-year-old Macintosh Plus with its outstandingly grand specs of 8 MHz processor, 4MB of RAM, 512×342 resolution 1-bit screen and all to the Internet. He did it with Raspberry Pi, serial adapters, voltage converters and some software tweaks. Slow clap, really.

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Steve Jobs’ donut-shaped spaceship HQ for Apple is nearly a reality

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 24 October 2013

Ever wondered why Apple products are so expensive, and according to some, overpriced? It’s to build a donut-shaped spaceship, that’s why. Apple’s proposed new corporate headquarters has come one step closer to fruition. The Cupertino council has unanimously approved the plans and will have one final vote to take place in November 2014. The late, […]

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Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson colloborate on a one-of-a-kind Leica camera

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Saturday 12 October 2013

This super sleek Leica Camera is unlike any other in the world! Designed in collaboration between Apple’s senior vice president of design Sir Jonathan Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson, the one-of-a-kind piece will be auctioned to raise money for the (Red) campaign. After an intense 85 days, 561 different models, and 1,000 prototype parts, this aluminum camera is […]

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Avid Japanese Apple user camps out a week before iphone 5s release

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 17 September 2013

Apple fanboys everywhere, you have met your match. About a week before the new line of iPhones are set to be released to the public, one fanboy from Japan is already in line. Meet 44-year old businessman Tetsuya Tamura, the first person in the queue for that brand new iPhone 5S or 5C. Camped outside […]

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Light paintings of a MacBook and its electromagnetic field

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 10 July 2013

The Apple Macbook has an electromagnetic field, and two designers from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Luke Sturgeon and Shamik Ray went on to create some beautiful light paintings to represent it. It’s pretty as well as ghastly.

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Awkward Apple ads from the 80s and 90s

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 28 June 2013

Apple’s kind of cool at the moment, but there was a time when it was a gawky teenage brand sporting some rather awkward and horrendously cheesy ads. Bet you didn’t know it even had a Nyan Cat moment in history. Here’s the evidence.

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Jony Ive Redesigns Things

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Thanks to the crazy colours that iOS 7 is fast becoming unmistakably synonymous with, people are taking this to the extreme and out of context by imposing hyper colors on everything under the sun and blaming it on Apple’s SVP of Design Jonathan Ive. Yup, anything goes, really.

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Will the iPhone 6 have a projected keyboard?

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Saturday 8 June 2013

As tedious as it is to type long messages proficiently on an iPhone, it’s no wonder YouTube user Sonitdac created a dream iPhone 6 concept with a large, light-projected keyboard. The phone would be able to project a full sized mac keyboard onto any surface allowing users to type more quickly with their phones. Your iPhone […]

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Steve Jobs, the action figure

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 17 April 2013

Hey okay, so we’re a bit late to the Steve Jobs idolatry party. If you’re like us, know that Legend Toys is accepting pre-orders for an ultra-realistic Steve Jobs 12-inch action figure that will cost anywhere from US$180 to US$210. Even comes with a miniature leather sofa, an ‘apple’ (depending on which picture you look […]

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This is the first Apple computer that ever existed

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 9 January 2013

In 1976, the first Apple computer, the Apple 1 — jointly developed by Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Ron Wayne — started selling for $666.66 apiece. It was essentially a circuit board and had to be hooked up to a keyboard and monitor, plus connected to power supply. In 2012, one of these computers was […]

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Real apples branded with Apple’s logo

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 19 October 2012

Trust the Japanese to associate their love for Apple products with everything. As if Apple’s logo of an apple isn’t literal enough, a Japanese owner of an Fuji apple orchard found a way to get the apples to ripen with fruity tan-toos: plaster stickers of Apple’s logo and iPod on them so Pretty sweet fan gesture (just kind of bordering on obsessiveness).

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A coffee machine that costs $11,111

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Wednesday 10 October 2012

If you’ve ever wanted to spend a cool $11,111 on a coffee machine and still have to push a plunger to get your damn coffee, you now can. Ex-NASA and Apple engineers, Jeremy Kuempel and Matt Walliser, along with designer Joey Roth, are behind this space age unit. The machine, dubbed Blossom One Limited, contains a computer that works to create a coffee specifically to the users’ liking. This includes: temperature, agitation, coffee to water ratio, and even how long the water is in contact with the coffee. Users are also able to scan QR codes and download brew recipes. Sounds pretty cool, but we think we’ll stick with our simple espresso machine.

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Fashion for Apple fanatics

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By Michelle Wilding in New Fashion on Wednesday 27 June 2012

Back in the day (1986, to be exact), Apple had its very own clothing line bursting with tees, tennis visors, trackie dacks, belts and hats adorning the funky-coloured, old school Granny Smith logo. Shock horror! As cool as being born or growing up in the 80s was, I can wholeheartedly say that I am glad these babies have ceased production. The very thought of Apple fanboys and fangirls rocking such apparel today is on par with the unfashionable heathens who think it’s socially acceptable to wear Crocs.

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