“Apple has survived more than 40 years in a fiercely competitive industry by taking risks,” Brad Moon writes for Kiplinger. “It has been rewarded at times with game-changing products that have sold literally billions of dollars. But from time to time, Apple has made some spectacular faceplants.”

“For every iPhone that consumers line up for, there has been a Newton gathering dust in a drawer,” Moon writes. “Here is a look at 10 Apple products that changed everything, as well as 10 that flamed out … and even a few more current products that the jury still hasn’t ruled on.”

Changed Everything:
• Macintosh
• iPhone
• iPad
• iPod
• Apple TV
• AirPods
• MacBook Air
• iMac
• Apple Watch
• App Store

Changed Nothing:
• QuickTake Camera
• Macintosh TV
• Pippin
• Power Mac G4 Cube
• Apple Batteries + Charger
• iPod Hi-Fi
• 2013 Mac Pro (trash can)
• Newton
• Macintosh Portable
• Apple USB Mouse (hockey puck)

The Jury’s Still Out:
• HomePod
• MacBook Pro With Touch Bar

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: To pick just one out of multiple quibbles, putting the Newton on a list entitled “Changed Nothing” is ludicrous.

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Newton cancellation protest leader: ‘Jobs was right to cancel the Newton’ – August 04, 2008
Apple’s Newton continues to fascinate and attract users – July 08, 2008
Computerworld’s Haskin: Apple seems to be repeating Newton mistakes with iPhone – February 26, 2007
Newton lessons for Apple’s new platform – December 11, 2006
Ten-year-old Apple Newton beats latest Microsoft Windows ‘Origami’ UMPC – July 27, 2006
Apple Newton fans keep platform alive – September 03, 2004
Apple’s Newton will never die: Newton-powered mobile blogging – May 05, 2004
Apple’s Newton: the PDA that just won’t die – March 24, 2003