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Apple Pippin

1990s video game console platform / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Apple Pippin is a defunct open multimedia technology platform,[1] designed by Apple Computer, and marketed as PiPP!N. According to Apple, Pippin was directed at the home market as "an integral part of the consumer audiovisual, stereo, and television environment."[1]

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Apple Pippin
The Bandai Pippin and Wireless Controller
DeveloperApple Computer
ManufacturerBandai
TypeMultimedia player platform for video game console, Internet appliance and interactive kiosk development
GenerationFifth generation
Release date1996 (1996)
Lifespan1996 (1996)ā€“1997 (1997)
Introductory priceUS$599 (equivalent to $1,030 in 2021)
Discontinued1997 (1997)
Units sold42,000
PredecessorPlaydia
RelatedApple Interactive Television Box
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Pippin is based on the Apple Macintosh platform, including the classic Mac OS architecture. Apple built a demonstration device based on Pippin called "Pippin Power Player," and used it to demonstrate the platform at trade shows and to the media, in order to attract potential software developers and hardware manufacturers.[2] Apple licensed the Pippin technology to third-party companies. Bandai Company Ltd. developed the ATMARK and @WORLD models, and focused them on the gaming and entertainment business in Japan, Canada and the United States. Katz Media developed the KMP 2000, and focused it on vertical markets throughout Europe and Canada.