The iconic PowerMac G4 Cube.
I came across this video of everybody talking about how amazing and revolutionary it was going to be. Too bad it was short lived.
It’s remarkable how a computer this powerful can be fully functional in a tiny shell, without a single fan! That’s right, there is no other moving component except for the hard drive. Thus, it runs in virtual silence. The PowerMac G4 Cube was not only an amazing testament in the advancement of technology and engineering early in the 21st century, but it is also a stunning piece of art.
However like all things in life, perfection is unobtainable. Apple did everything right but failed in its marketing execution for this computer. The price was simply outrageous. The PowerMac G4 Cube was short-lived, only available on the market for just over one year before Apple pulled the plug. The company learned a very valuable lesson of combining design, features, usability, and price. Apple understood the lesson so well that only a few months after the Cube’s death, a mega-success that is the iPod was first introduced. The iPod had the design, features, usability, and most importantly a price-point that made it a great value. theitsage.com