Apple's electric car is one of the most prominent and latest projects that the company failed to complete. But she is not the only one. Over the past years, she has been cancelled Camel She had a number of other projects and products that she was working on, but decided at the last minute to abandon them before they could see the light. Let's take a quick look at 5 projects that Apple canceled before launch.

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AirPower wireless charging pad

In September 2017, Apple announced that it was working on a wireless charging base that could allow users to charge all of the company’s products simultaneously, and explained that the platform AirPower You will be able to charge the iPhone, AirPods, and even the smart watch at the same time without any problem. But the company faced some challenges, which were the heat caused by the platform and communication problems between the platform and devices, and after nearly two years of hard work on the AirPower platform, Apple decided in 2019 to officially cancel the project so that the wireless charging platform would be forgotten forever.

PenLite tablet

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The iPad may be one of Apple's successful products after the iPhone, but the company was testing another tablet device long before the iPad, and the PenLite is Apple's first attempt to manufacture a tablet that operates with a 9-inch touch screen, a pen, and a processor operating at a speed of 25 MHz (it did not contain camera), but after a year of development, the company decided to stop the project as it felt that the market was not yet ready for this type of device. But unfortunately, I decided to launch another product, the Apple Newton digital assistant, which was a tablet that could work as a phone and a web browser, but it failed miserably due to bad programming, slow data transfer, problems with writing recognition, and high price. Which ultimately led to the project being stopped forever.

Bashful tablet

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There was a strong desire by Apple to launch a high-end tablet long before even considering the PenLite or Newton. In 1983, an industrial design company helped create some prototypes of a tablet for Steve Jobs, and the tablet was named Bashful (one of the seven dwarves in the animated film Snow White). The Bashful was more like a computer in that it was very thick, and other variants included one with an attached keyboard and one with a floppy disk drive and handle for easy transport. Some models also included a pen and an attached phone. Although the tablet never saw the light of day, it helps us understand how Apple got ahead of everyone and how it evolved the iPad concept over time into its current form.

Apple Paladin device

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Apple has long tested an integrated device that includes several devices in one device, such as the Apple Paladin, which was a computer, fax, and phone and was designed for companies so that the employee could use his functions in one place. Apple did not put the device on the market; Because of the difficulty of integrating three different systems into one system, which was a major challenge for Apple engineers at the time.

Jonathan's computer

From, a vintage PC with external floppy drives and a monochromatic Apple display displaying a graph.

Apple revolutionized the computer world thanks to the numerous prototypes it experimented with over the years. Jonathan's computer is one of those devices. The idea behind this computer was that you could continuously upgrade your computer's operating systems in multiple ways. But Apple decided not to go ahead with the project for several reasons, with profitability being a big factor. The company also felt that the device might cause others to switch to other systems, such as DOS, and move away from the Mac system, which was still in its infancy.

In the end, these were 5 ambitious projects that Apple canceled before launch. However, we can conclude from this matter the importance of failure and how to exploit it in order to achieve success, as Apple did, as it was able to transform obstacles and negatives into a driving force for its success now.

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