Power Mac G4 Cube
Sun, 2022-Jan-09 00:09 UTC
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The Power Mac G4 Cube is a Macintosh personal computer sold by Apple Computer, Inc. between July 2000 and 2001. Designed by Jonathan Ive, the Cube was conceived by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who held an interest in a powerful, miniaturized desktop computer. Apple's designers developed new technologies and manufacturing methods for the product—a 7.7-inch (20 cm) cubic computer housed in clear acrylic glass. Apple positioned the Cube in the middle of its product range, between the consumer iMac G3 and the professional Power Mac G4. The Cube was announced at the Macworld Expo on July 19, 2000.
The Cube won awards and plaudits for its design upon release, but reviews noted the high cost of the machine compared to its power, its limited expandability, and cosmetic defects. The product was an immediate commercial failure, selling just 150,000 units before production was suspended within a year of its announcement. The Cube was a rare failure for the company under Jobs, after a successful period that brought the company back from the brink of bankruptcy. However, it ultimately proved influential to future Apple products, from the iPod to the Mac Mini. The New York Museum of Modern Art holds a G4 Cube as part of its collection.
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