Apple’s forty fifth anniversary used to be on April 1 however the corporate isn’t a lot into celebrating such events. They didn’t do the rest primary publicly, despite the fact that there used to be a tweet from CEO Tim Cook dinner (who additionally despatched a (*1*)message to Apple staff).
Right here at Macworld, we took the chance to seem again at Apple’s product historical past and select our perfect and worst merchandise from the corporate. And naturally, our expensive readers had their very own ideas on those lists, agreeing with a few of our possible choices, but in addition keen to indicate the place we went flawed. So here’s a compilation of one of the crucial responses we gained on Twitter and Fb.
Sock it to us
We, um, in point of fact weren’t anticipating the entire love readers have for the iPod Socks. The checklist did put up on April Idiot’s day, so perhaps the comic story used to be on us? I nonetheless take into accout the day Steve Jobs presented the iPod Socks at an tournament in 2004, when, sandwiched between media contributors, we checked out every different, befuddled.
Top reward for the Hello-Fi
We integrated the iPod Hello-Fi on our worst checklist, and lots of of you had been in a position to come back to its protection. Sure, the iPod Hello-Fi produced excellent sound (which I didn’t in fact say within the checklist writeup), however I did indicate that it didn’t sound as excellent as a few of its competition. (And @delabaviere, I do have the iPad Hello-Fi. The image within the article is of my own.)
What da puck?
Longtime Apple customers are in virtually unanimous settlement that the Apple USB Mouse—a.okay.a the hockey puck mouse—is a nasty product. I mentioned virtually.
Some idea the Magic Mouse deserved to be at the checklist.
Oh yeah, that used to be excellent
Our checklist of Apple’s perfect merchandise didn’t garner as many responses are our worst checklist. Which, understanding how human nature works, used to be most certainly to be anticipated. However the ones of you who did reply had some nice feedback.
Hello Macworld, who requested you anyway?
K, so perhaps there are higher tactics to have a good time Apple’s forty fifth anniversary. Level taken. We’ve were given a while to paintings on one thing in point of fact excellent for the fiftieth anniversary. Within the intervening time, those phrases from @alextsayun are ones we’ll remember.
Roman has coated generation for the reason that early Nineteen Nineties. His profession began at MacUser, and he is labored for MacAddict, Mac|Existence, and TechTV.