Why did apple STOP making the cube?

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  1. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    Why did apple STOP making the cube?
    I heard there was a problem with it
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    Its the most innovative design! :eek:

    anyway I can pick on up and rig it with more modern hardware, I love it. As well as the iMac G4 and the clamshell iBooks <3
     
  2. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

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    Yeah... as simple as the design appeared... it was awesome! I would dearly love to see Apple revisit that design. I'd pay a pretty penny for an updated Mac with such a form factor.

    The NeXT cubes were pretty radical too! :)
     
  3. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure you could fit new bits in a cube if you like. Maybe a mac mini's bits or something fro the PC front.

    I'm quite partial to the iMac G4. I'll have one sooner or later...
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Don't know except that they didn't sell well.

    Personally, I was excited when they came out until I saw one. Too many wires. The connector was hard to reach. Required a power brick. All in all, a big disappointment.
     
  5. Ropie macrumors regular

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    These points are fair but I wouldn't call it a disappointment. It was extremely radical for the time and still looks wonderful today. My dad still has one and as far as I know it has never given any problems though has only had light use (internet, bit of word processing). They could always reform the mac mini into a cube shape I suppose but these days, when every bugger has an ipod or an iphone or similar, compact and stylish computers are not really that exciting...
     
  6. JNB macrumors 604

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    The Cube was an example of form over function. It was more a desk accessory than anything. Underpowered, overpriced, just a repackaging of problematic older guts in a Kleenex box of an enclosure. Place that one on the same shelf as the 20th Anniversary Mac.

    I liked it from a purely aesthetic POV, but that's where the appreciation ended.
     
  7. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    20th anniversary Mac was in Batman and Robin, and on Seinfeld. Where was the cube?
     
  8. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Look up on wikipedia. The cube was even in movies THIS YEAR
     

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