Rotten Apple: Apple's 12 biggest failures

Apple sets the standard -- for both success and failure. Here's a look at 12 major screwups, some of which almost derailed the company
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Apple has developed a reputation over the years, one almost on the level of religious faith: If Apple builds it, it will be a success.

Mac OS X, the iPod, iTunes, the iPhone -- more often than not, Apple sets the standard, but its successes don't cover the whole story. The company’s periodic failings of arrogance, internecine warfare, and myopia have also played a key role in the company's storied history.

Here, in chronological order, are Apple’s 12 worst failures to date.

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